Time for another Weekend Writing Warriors snippet. Every Sunday, I will join a bunch of writers and post an 8-sentence snippet of my current project. You can click on the link to see what everyone else is up to.
This next section was a major plot twist. Even I didn’t see it coming until I wrote this. Kinda takes Ilsi in a completely different direction, but I like it. I don’t know if I can explain anymore without revealing too much—at least to the people who have read parts of my WIP.
“The people are awaiting her arrival,” the Elven general replied. “We will follow tradition once she and all the other fallen soldiers make it to our lands. For now, you may do or say what you think would be appropriate before we leave.”
“Most excellent,” Karachi replied. “We will say a few words to bid you and your company farewell.”
“The people have already decided,” she interjected, as if fearing the topic would soon change. “They wish to enact Ilsi of Dove as temporary leader of Ladala’s people until a new leader is selected.”
Hopefully next week will make sense!
9 comments on “Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet 2”
Intriguing interchange. I’m interested to find out more about this world so I can understand what’s happening. Thanks for sharing!
Haha, thanks for understanding. Right now I’m trying to figure out the climax/ending of the novel and it’s been a wild ride. Because of that, it’s hard to describe who is who, what’s going on, etc. without spoiling too much. I’ll try to at least give a lil summary of each character involved in the snippet to at least get a feel for why I chose the particular 8 sentences.
Powerful snippet, Whitney. Soldiering on despite the backdrop of the fallen is something too many families are facing nowadays. Great eight!
I hope Ilsi is ready for this, sounds like a lot of responsibility. (I’d change the name ‘Karachi’ a bit since the first thing that came to my mind was the city in Pakistan and that threw me out of the story for a moment.) I always enjoy stories with Elves…intriguing snippet!
You raise a valid point! I often give my characters names with plans of changing them later. Thanks for reading the snippet!
I like the voice, and I’m curious to know more about this world. 🙂
Great snippet this week!
This is my first time catching one of your #8 pieces, and I really liked it! Definitely made me want to go back and read what came before. Good snippet 🙂
Score! Thanks for stopping by!