Time for another Weekend Writing Warriors snippet. Every Sunday, I join a bunch of writers through a blog hop and post an 8-sentence snippet of my current project. You can click on the link to see what everyone else is up to.
You’re in luck; yet another two-fer. What have we been up to this week?
TRAVIS: I know last time I said I would pick something with more dialogue, but I liked how this bit characterized Rebbekah, and I’m hoping that it comes across to a wider audience. It’s interesting to think how much you can say with eight sentences.
No sooner had she laid down than sleeplessness set in. She was suddenly thinking about Jonathan’s article. Maybe it was because of the late hour, but her mind was building bridges, connecting the article with Bernard’s project and Sinclair’s interference. Sleeplessness turned to restlessness as paranoid questions flitted across her mind. What if Sinclair found out about this dig? She didn’t like the idea of him harassing Bernard, but she definitely didn’t want him coming here. If he did, though…what if he did? Grabbing her bag from under the cot and getting quietly to her feet, she crossed to the door in a couple of strides, slipping out into the damp night.
WHITNEY: This is most definitely moving around. I revisited this part of the novel because it’s one of my favorites; sailing on a ship! The captain is obsessed with proving that Ilsi is guilty of being Ilsi; meaning that she has the magical abilities that Althod is looking for. Of course he’s right, but Ilsi would rather let him look like a fool than let him succeed. This is how she reacts once she’s been captured by his crew.
“I would tear you to pieces if I could!” Ilsi screamed, pounding the door. “You just wait—I’ll have your necks! Damn you!”
“Stop clawing on my door like a wild animal!” the captain barked. Ilsi turned; her face was pale and her hair was in disarray. She remembered where she was now, however, and her eyes relaxed. She let out a sigh, slid down to the floor, and let her limbs sag.
“Oh, it’s only you, Reubens,” she said calmly with a shrewd smile, breathing heavily.
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