Time for another Weekend Writing Warriors snippet. Every Sunday, I join a bunch of writers through a blog hop and post an 8-10 sentence snippet of my current project. You can click on the link to see what everyone else is up to.
This week was another blessed hack-and-slash session in regards to my novel. There’s something exciting about finally cutting out useless scenes that don’t further the plot and replacing them with things that do. Decluttering at its finest. So in a way, this snippet represents the surviving parts that I kept this week.
At this point, Ilsi’s objective is to find Giselle, who is so old and powerful, no one really knows the extent of her abilities; they just feel like having someone like that on their side is better than having her for an enemy. Ilsi tries to encourage her to see things her way, and we see Giselle’s friendly and grandma-like facade finally crack away a bit.
“It’s funny you’re asking an old lady like me to be a soldier,” Giselle shook her head and laughed.
“I’m asking if you’re willing to be an ally,” Ilsi explained. “We really need your help if we’re ever going to win this war.”
“Whatever it is you think you need from me, it won’t be enough.”
“But they threatened to find you,” Ilsi emphasized. “Why let them win and terrorize and—”
“Because I’m tired of fighting other people’s battles!” Giselle roared, spitting harshly. After Giselle coughed harshly for a bit and wiped her lips with her sleeve, she rattled, “If you want to fight Ladala’s fight, I can’t stop you, dear child. But I’m done. I’ve done enough fighting.”
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