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 comes shortly after Ilsi and Reshma test and confirm that Tyk is the real deal and he’s back on their side. You could tell from last time that they really wanted to check, since the forest is a pretty trippy place. A few lines later, Tyk is able to tell them more about what he’s learned behind enemy lines. Things don’t seem to sound good for Ilsi:
“I know, Tyk. He’s got a huge army and I’m sure he wants me in it because I’m an Ice Chanter and I have Swift,” Ilsi said bitterly. “He’s like a toy collector that wants anyone special to be his warrior.”
“I don’t think you understand,” Tyk said. “This isn’t about making you his soldier—he just wants your powers. He will keep you alive until he takes what he wants. He doesn’t want Ice Chanter powers or else he’d keep me on a tighter leash . . . he wants Swift.”
After a few seconds of silence, Ilsi murmured,
“Well he’s certainly not the first.”
What can I say? Ilsi’s a pretty popular gal! For those catching up, Ice Chanter powers seem pretty self-explanatory: Ilsi can create and manipulate Ice. Swift is an ability that makes her run very fast. She’s still not sure what makes that ability so special, but she’s not keen on sticking around to find out.
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8 comments on “Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet 17”
With so many folks about her power, it’s a good thing she can run so fast, eh?
And it reminds me of the TV show, The Flash. I’m visiting my son in Vancouver, and his street was shut down for an entire day to film one scene for The Flash. We watched from Chris’s balcony, and the scene lasted no more than thirty seconds. The filmmakers are more tortoise than Flash!
Yes, when it comes to speed abilities, Ilsi’s all for making a break for it. Although it’s a struggle throughout the plot since she doesn’t want to give herself away, either.
As for the Flash scene, that’s so funny that it took so long for those 30 seconds. It must take them days or months just to do an episode! Although, I’ve heard some good things about The Flash, so maybe it was worth it. 🙂
This is my first time doing this blog hop and I’ve been really impressed by a couple of snippets so far, this one included. I definitely want to read more. You use good descriptors – “like a toy collector” – that add value to the text instead of just words. I can’t wait to see where this goes. 🙂
As an aside, I’m also terribly impressed and tickled by your play-on-names blog title.
Welcome, Holly! I’m sincerely grateful for your words. My husband came up with the name and we love it. We look forward to perusing your work, too. 🙂
Posers and users, what’s a gal with super powers to do? Great snippet! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much! 🙂
Complex and fascinating! I was highly intrigued by the snippet and the worldbuilding. Excellent, can’t wait for more!
Nice dialogue. Creates mood and evokes curiosity to move the scene. Well done.