Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Dreadful

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.

I admit I did think about skipping this weekend so that I might spend all of my time obsessively reading  corona virus updates, but then I had a flash of inspiration that said “BOOKS WILL SAVE US ALL”. Never one to ignore flashes of inspiration, I hurried to sign up.  What better way to keep in touch while we’re all hunkering down and counting our toilet paper rolls?

In last week’s snippet, Tristan revealed his paranoia that his brother Gabriel might have designs on the throne. He asked “Who is this stranger who stands before me?”.  Gabriel is shocked by the accusation, but there are more shocks to come.

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“You’re the one who’s changed, Tristan.  What’s gotten into you?” Gabriel hesitated and then opted for honesty. “You look dreadful. Are you well?”

Tristan’s rage seemed to falter. His gaze softened, but at the same time, his grip on Gabriel’s arm tightened. A smirk twisted his lips and then he huffed lightly, a cross between a laugh and a sigh.

“No, I’m not well, I’m engaged.”

“You’re…what?”

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Ready to meet your future sister-in-law, Gabriel? Heh heh heh. © Catalinandrei | Dreamstime.com

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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 mysterious noble woman with a dark past, and all 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.

8 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Dreadful

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