Hello and welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop where writers from a wide variety of genres share from their work in snippets of ten sentences or less. I hope you had a wonderful holiday and that the new year, coming up fast, will be fabulous!
I’ve been sharing from my WIP, a gay romance/fantasy inspired by the story of Snow White. It seems appropriate that I’ve finally reached this pivotal moment at the very last WWW of the year. Good inspiration to power through and get this puppy done! To bring you up to date, Prince Gabriel encountered a magnificent white stag while taking part in the king’s annual harvest hunt. He made the decision not to kill it, and passed on the order. Someone, however, has other ideas. You can read last week’s snippet here.
“No!” he shouted at the same moment the arrow was released. Impossible, he knew, to snatch the arrow from the air but still his hand jerked upward of its own accord. Like everything else in the woods, the arrow seemed to travel slowly, in a low arc, spiraling. Gabriel stretched out his arm, calling on an old power he hadn’t felt for a long time, not since his mother died. The power flowed out of the forest floor, through his body, and lanced across the air like a bolt of invisible lightning.
The arrow stopped, suspended in mid-air. Gabriel kept his arm out, fingers extended, not daring to move or breath. Nothing moved. Only the stag, who gave Gabriel one last look before bounding into the brush, silvery white dissolving into the deep green.
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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Well, at least the stag escaped. I think. But, how is Gabriel going to explain what happened? And what’s he going to say to the person who shot the arrow? Great snippet!
Whew! Not what I thought was going to happen– after reading last week’s snippet! A new twist. Cool. This power could be interesting. 🙂
Happy New Year, Alexis. I hope good things come your way. 🙂
Thanks, Teresa. Happy New Year to you too!
That is definitely an interesting twist.
OK, whew, I can breathe again. Terrific scene, loved his solution to saving the stag…but can’t wait to see what happens next.
What a powerful scene! I held my breath, too.
Loved this scene. I bet this moment will get talked about quite a bit!
That’s an interesting power he has!
Well… that wasn’t one of the expected outcomes, but I’m glad the stag survived the encounter.
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