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.
Sorry to put you all on hold (I know; the waiting nearly sent you over the edge), but I’m back! We had a delightful getaway to California last weekend and now it’s back to blogging. Here’s another snippet that concludes the chapter where I’ve been pulling the past few snippets. Lotte’s been listening to her siblings and their ideas, and now it’s time to hear something from her.
“Well, Sam,” Mom said, “I’m glad you found this story. If it means Lotte doesn’t have to stay like this for the rest of her life, then that’s a victory.” I nodded at this and smiled at Sam as he mirrored my smile in return.
“Okay everyone,” Dad said, putting on his authoritative voice, “the mass majority of you have to go to school tomorrow, so get to bed.” My brothers grumbled their acknowledgments and headed upstairs. I held the whiteboard and wrote something for my parents and my older siblings.
What if Chris tries to come back to stop me? I wrote. If the solution seemed so easy or plausible, what would stop him from making it harder? Now that I knew the whole story, I worry about other parallels that will manifest in my life.
“Honey,” Mom said, looking at me with the slightest grin, “I’d love to see him try.”
Lotte has a bit to be concerned about. Remember how H. C. Andersen’s version involves being almost burned at the stake for witchcraft? Yikes. 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.
10 comments on “Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet 55”
So now there’s some solid hope, but what will it take for the family to break Lotte’s curse? Will it be harder than what she’s enduring now? Nice excerpt!
Currently Lotte would rather know the hard stuff to break the curse rather than suffer from the curse and not know how to cure it. Ignorance isn’t bliss in this case! So far, the family will be the support she needs to not make the curse worse.
Don’t you just hate it when you know how a story ends. It’s even worse when it looks like your life is going the same way. Fascinating story, Witney
Glad you had a good getaway.
Thanks, Kim! We had a great trip. We won’t really have another one for a while, so we lived it up. 🙂
I hope Mom’s confidence is warranted.
Well, she’s a bit overconfident, not knowing any of the “rules” that Chris does or doesn’t have to follow, but we all tend to be brave because we want to be, right?
Aw, I love how much faith Mom has in her, in spite of the scary situation.
Yeah, here Mama Bear is showing a bit, huh?
I enjoy the family feeling in the snippet, and the mother’s determination.
Thanks! Moms rule. 🙂