Time for another Weekend Writing Warriors snippet. Every Sunday, I join a bunch of writers through a blog hop and post an 8-sentence snippet of my current project. You can click on the link to see what everyone else is up to.
So here we go. I’m hopping around a lot this month just to tie up loose ends. So this scene is actually much earlier in the manuscript. You can get a better feel for Reshma, one of my main characters. She has been with Ilsi throughout the novel with her own mission: to find her family that was kidnapped.
At this point, Reshma was in trouble and Ilsi got her out. Reshma pretended to betray Ilsi to help them move forward in their mission and it failed. She’s worried that the camp won’t receive her well. Luckily, someone is very happy to see her. How would you react if you hadn’t seen your mother in seven years?
“It’s not like they’ll recognize you as soon as you walk into camp.” A few moments later, they looked up ahead and saw someone running for them.
“Okay, so maybe one person will recognize you,” Ilsi grinned as she recognized the figure. Reshma did as well; Ilsi could tell that recognition hit home the way the Fire Weaver’s eyes filled with tears.
“Mama!” she cried and ran up to the older woman. She was twice as fast as her mother, but they met in the middle and embraced each other fiercely. Reshma laughed out loud as her mother started to sob. It was so overwhelming that the two women fell to the ground and Reshma held on like they were wrestling rather than hugging each other.
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3 comments on “Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet 5”
Aw, this is lovely. I love that they fell onto the ground hugging. That’s how I would feel!
Great reunion scene! I liked the final description of them looking like they were wrestling rather than hugging. Really sweet. Good eight!
Quite an emotional reunion indeed! I think you described it well …excellent excerpt!