Hello fellow Weekend Writing Warriors and random internet wanderers! I’m getting a kick out of my own snippet today, and wish I could keep going, but you know, that ol’ ten sentence rule is reining me in. Good thing, too, or I wouldn’t have any surprises left when it comes time to publish. I’m sharing from my reimagined fairy tale, Snow, inspired by the tale of Snow White. But because I write gay romance, Snow White is a prince, and he’s about to get in a whole lot of trouble. Falkner is the huntsman, and Prince Gabriel is trying to engage him in a discussion regarding the magical creatures who appear to be sneaking back into the country after a long absence.
“I did some reading on gremlins. They’ll eat anything, but prefer meat. They’re considered intelligent, but of a lower variety than a centaur or even a troll. In the war, gremlins were used as advance troops—”
Falkner held up a hand and Gabriel fell silent. Falkner did not seem to share his fascination, and appeared to be distracted by something on the far side of the meadow. Gabriel followed his gaze but saw nothing.
“Hear that?” Falkner asked. “Something large headed this way, but don’t worry. I doubt it’s a gremlin.”
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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Yikes! How can he be so sure? Intriguing snippet!
Outstanding snippet , my friend.
Lol. The photo accompanying your snippet is absolutely perfect . . . not that your words aren’t menacing enough.
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Not sure if that last line is a good or bad thing. Great snippet.
I’m guessing Falkner thinks things are going to be a lot less academic and a lot more real world action in the next minute or so! Gabriel almost sounds like he’s babbling from nerves or something…this is a great story, enjoyed the snippet.
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Yes, he takes comfort in trying to be logical about totally illogical things.
Don’t worry? I think I’d worry. I’m curious to know what’s coming!
LOVE your graphic. Sets up the mood of the scene. Can’t wait to find out what’s up ahead.
I wonder what’s heading toward them?
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