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.