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.
It’s hard to continue the snippets without revealing too many spoilers. To avoid that, I will probably make some jumps ahead and leave some gaps.
In this snippet, Gilly (Reshma’s younger sister) hears of Ilsi’s bittersweet return and since she doesn’t know where Reshma is at the moment, she hopes helping Ilsi might help Reshma.
“I came as fast as I could,” Gilly said, a slight pant in her voice. Gilly didn’t hesitate a moment and rushed past the flapping tent doors and Ladala to Ilsi’s side; she lay stiff on the ground and stared upwards.
“Ilsi!” she gasped, staring into those blood-red eyes. “She looks like she’s frozen. What happened?” She knelt next to her and smoothed a stray curl away from Ilsi’s lifeless face. Ladala knelt next to her and rested her hand on Gilly’s shoulder.
“Althod,” the elf replied as she shook her head.
Gilly whispered humbly, “I will do anything for Reshma’s friend.”
At first, Ladala didn’t answer, but looked instead at the elf doctor watching over Ilsi; he returned her glance with a regretful grimace.
Know that Ladala’s vague response is intentional to avoid spoiling too much. 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.