Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Fevered Dreams

Welcome to my corner of Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop where writers from a wide variety of genres share experts from their work in ten sentences or less. I’ve been sharing from my reimagined take on Snow White, currently titled Snow (I know, not very original. I’m working on it). I’m determined to get through this chapter before I switch over to something new and shiny.

In this scene, Prince Gabriel has discovered a human skull amongst the bones littering an unusual nest that the huntsmen uncovered while tracking a stag.  Falkner is the head huntsman and quickly tells Gabriel not to mention it to the king.  You can read last week’s snippet here.

Gabriel speaks first:

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“What obsession? Tell me what’s going on.”

Falkner folded his arms more tightly, looked over his shoulder and in a low voice said, “His obsession with black magic and the creatures of the Black Forest.”

“What’s that got to do with—”

“This is a gremlin nest.”

This declaration surprised Gabriel so much he let out a short laugh. “Surely you don’t believe that?”

Falkner shook his head. “There have been sightings; plausible ones, not just the fevered dreams of old hermits who’ve had too much mead. The king is convinced this is all due to the queen’s death and that powers within the forest now think they can challenge his authority.”

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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 and along the border of the Black Forest, magical denizens are on the move. 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 power afoot? A forced flight into the Black Forest may expose ancient magic at work, if Gabriel can survive long enough to uncover it.

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Weekend Writing Warriors is a blog hop where writers from a wide variety of genres share from their work in excerpts of ten sentences or less.  Click the link to check out the other writers participating today.  It’s a great way to discover your next favorite book.

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12 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Fevered Dreams

  1. And the plot thickens… Interesting that Falkner is trying to keep it from the king. Loving these snippets!

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  2. Oooh, shivery and spooky and not in a Halloween faux scary way but in a dark and compelling must-keep-reading way. Really well done snippet and I can’t wait for more. And that illustration is great too!

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  3. So good. So many things going on here. Why is Faulkner trying to keep it from the King? Gabriel’s reaction is priceless. lol And I find the idea of a Gremlin nest absolutely fascinating! The image is dang scary, by the way.

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  4. If the snippet didn’t creep me out, the graphic sure did. Wow. Gremlins and black magic. The story just keeps getting better and better.

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