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.
Last week’s snippet involved discovering The Wild Swans, the fairy tale that Lotte thinks might be a foreshadowing of her own story. Since I’m the author I can readily say that yes, Speechless will have major parallels, so luckily my characters are on the right track. Let’s see how the family puts their heads together to think of a solution.
“Does it have to be shirts?” my dad added. “What if you made something smaller—”
“What, like a hat?” Peder chimed in.
“No, Peeds,” Alex interjected, “something cooler, like man bracelets.”
My confused expression was thorough enough I didn’t have to write anything down.
“You know, just something thick and non-sparkly,” Alex explained without skipping a beat.
“Have you seen any patches of sparkly weeds lately?” Ben asked.
“It’s worth a try,” Thomas said, “I think I speak for everyone when I say we’re willing to try anything.”
“How will we know if they will work?” Ben asked. He looked at me with soft eyes and a concerned mouth.
How would your family react to this fairy tale? I pretty much love writing any scene that involves Lotte’s brothers and parents. Their dialog is just fun to write, especially because I have three brothers; I’ve got a lot of fodder to work with, and it’s nice to write “modern” dialog after using a higher tone for my fantasy novel, Destiny Seeker.
Until next time, check out other snippets here. You can also learn more about the novel, Speechless, here. Don’t forget to comment below if you’ve got a snippet to share as well! Compliments and constructive insight are equally welcome.