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.
This is the beginning of a lovely two-for-one reading! Travis is done for the semester and is joining me this weekend as an official warrior of the weekend. We’re going to start of with his snippet first—coming from The Ancients Stirred.
TRAVIS: This scene takes place after the protagonists have followed an archaeological trail to Mexico in hopes of understanding why they are being hunted by parties unknown, and they discover yet another clue that leads them further into the web of mystery.
“So did anything turn up last night?” Jonathan asked, itching to know if their tomb raiding was worth it.
“A lot, actually—most of the pieces didn’t have complete words or phrases on them, but those that did were interesting to say the least. I don’t think these belonged to any fisherman. This suggests that there was a whole settlement here around the river mouth.”
“Right, that follows—fishing vessels wouldn’t go far from home.”
“Mhm, but what’s really mind-blowing is how it’s referenced. It doesn’t talk about an established community. It was a refugee camp,” Rebekkah explained.
WHITNEY: It’s another jump into future parts of Destiny Seeker. Ilsi and Reshma have already met elves and mermaids by this point, but they didn’t expect to meet a peculiar form of hafling: a clan of people who are half-human and half-feline. At one point, Ilsi finally asks about their story to gauge if they are willing to join their side. She gets a pretty good idea from the chief that they are more than willing. Here’s the chief’s version of how their clan began.
“There are curious beasts that hide and hunt in these trees. I remember . . . one of them attacked me. I attempted escape from the sky-callers and one of those animals found me before the captor did. The thing almost killed me. When I awoke, I was no longer a man but part beast.”
Ilsi and Reshma stared back in awe.
“It was a blessing. I would rather be a beast than a slave.”
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