Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Trajectory

Hello and 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. Occasionally we get creative with semicolons and em dashes in order to fit in the limit, but I’m sure you’ll forgive us our enthusiasm!

I’m continuing to share from my WIP, a romantic gay fantasy inspired by the tale of Snow White. I might be entering spoiler-y territory here, but it’s early in the book, and I’m rather excited about upcoming developments. If you’d like you can read last week’s snippet here.

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Gabriel walked to the arrow and looked down at where it lay harmless on the frosted ground.  As he retraced the trajectory according to the tip of the arrow, he froze in place, staring at the spot where he had stood. The arrow, if not stopped, would have pierced him directly in the back.

A hard chill gripped him and he stared into the wall of trees where the stag had vanished. He must be mistaken. The arrow might have veered slightly when it was hit by….by whatever force it was that he’d conjured.  He might have pulled it toward him without knowing—after all, it had happened so fast, without thought or any semblance of control. If there was one thing he knew about magic, it was that it was finicky and hard to direct, even for a skilled wizard.

He looked sharply at the man Bryce, whose back was now turned to him.  What motivation could a man loyal to his brother have to kill him?

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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.

9 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Trajectory

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