Time for another Weekend Writing Warriors snippet. Every Sunday, I join a bunch of writers through a blog hop and post an 8-10 sentence snippet of my current project. You can click on the link to see what everyone else is up to.
For this week, we’re jumping to another part later on in the manuscript. After evading the Yildirims for almost two years, Ilsi is finally stuck. Does she keep fighting or will she go quietly? It depends on if she takes Reubens seriously enough. I mean, she’s seen and experienced stuff that could suggest he isn’t as tough as he’d like to be.
“Consider your options, woman, because you have none,” Reubens said, frowning. He motioned for her to leave the cramped room and out in the open. She held up her hands, but only to comply rather than threaten. Behind the tapestry, Ilsi heard a reverberating, shrilly scream; she wasn’t nearly surprised to find that Princess Karachi was caught and a Yildirim pushed her back through to the tiny room to join Ilsi.
“With one word,” Reubens threatened, “You either come with us, or watch as the soldier spills her blood. Your choice, of course.”
“You wouldn’t dare murder the king’s sister,” Ilsi growled.
A soldier held an arm around the princess’s throat and pointed the tip of his sword at her throat.
“You will regret this act of treason,” Karachi breathed. “My brother may be dull in the head but this is not your land to rule.”
For a princess, Karachi’s got sass! Still, Ilsi doesn’t like the kind of corners Reubens keeps putting her in. Check out other snippets here. You can also learn more about the novel, Destiny Seeker, here. Don’t forget to comment below if you’ve got a snippet to share as well! Compliments and constructive insight are equally welcome. Thanks for reading!