Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop where writers from a wide variety of genres share from their work in excerpts of ten sentences or less. I’m continuing to share from my current WIP, the reimagined fairy tale with the working title Snow. I’ll probably have to change it: there are a lot of Snows out there! So anyway, in this scene, Prince Gabriel is reluctantly trailing after the hunting party as they track a stag. It appears they’ve stumbled across something quite different. You can read last week’s snippet here.
Bones of many sizes littered the ground inside. The sharp mineral tang of blood lingered in the air along with a most unpleasant animal musk.
The large surly man with the black beard poked at one of the bones and muttered, “Ain’t natural.”
“Quiet,” Falkner said sharply.
Gabriel moved closer, curiosity piqued. The nest did not look like any badger warren or fox den he’d ever seen, and those creatures did not gather bones, large bones that looked as if they might belong to a boar, or even…he started, surprised by what he saw and stooped for a closer look. The others paid no attention to his movements.
He stepped forward in order to block his discovery from view—no sense in causing a panic—and cleared his throat to catch Falkner’s attention. The huntsman, grumpy along with the rest of them, glared over his shoulder. When he saw Gabriel standing there, he looked angrier than ever.
Blurb-in-progress for Snow, a reimagined fairy tale:
Following the death of his mother the Queen, Prince Gabriel is called home by his brother, now King. Gabriel hopes for a reconciliation with his estranged brother, but all is not well at Castle Rosenthal. King Tristan has fallen under the sway of a scheming alchemist, the magical denizens of the bordering Black Forest are on the move, and Gabriel begins to fear for his life. Is the handsome huntsman in on a plot to assassinate him, or is there an even darker, more evil force afoot? A forced flight into the Black Forest may expose ancient powers at work, if Gabriel can survive long enough to uncover them.
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Human bones, perhaps?
I’m curious about the bones, too.
YIKES! Dem bones, dem bones gonna walk around. Do you remember this old song? Exciting snippet, my friend.
Yeah, this doesn’t seem like a good discovery.
Intense. Dark. Scary. All very good things that sure keep me reading and wanting more! Terrific snippet…
Oh, what did he see? I’m so curious! Great snippet!
Ooooo I wanna know more! Yay!
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