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.
Instead of dwelling on Christoph’s visit, Lotte and Sam get to work on researching for answers. While they don’t immediately find anything on magic-nixers, they find what they need to make wristbands out of stinging nettles. This is one parallel from the story, except they’re willing to try a wristband instead of a whole shirt like the fairytale describes.
I held one of the wristbands in my hand for my brothers to inspect. My brothers were hesitant, because they weren’t sure what it would do.
“Is it safe?” Alex asked. I grinned and wiggled it in front of his face and he reacted like it was a caterpillar.
“Of course it is, doofus,” Ben said, “Lotte wouldn’t be holding it if it was poisonous.”
I held up my board: Who wants to try it on?
Alex raised his hand unnecessarily as if the teacher just called on him.
“I propose the little Peeds gets it,” he said, referring to Peder. The other brothers nodded in agreement and decided it was the chivalrous thing to do—or they were scared about what would happen, and Peder made a decent sacrifice. Either way, Peder got to try it first.
Will it work? Until next week, you can 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.
18 comments on “Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet 61”
Shirts seemed like a lot of work- I like the wristband idea! Can’t wait to find out what happens to Peder!
Yeah, thanks! I figured since the curse doesn’t follow the exact same rules as the fairytale, the solution doesn’t have to, either. 🙂
Uh oh, lucky Peder – I hope! Terrific snippet…
He isn’t feeling super lucky right now! haha
A shirt made of stinging nettles doesn’t sound like much fun. Good idea to go with the wristband, even if you do have a little brother to experiment on. Fun snippet!
Yeah, I’m hoping it works for the narrative and people like it. The curse isn’t word-for-word the same as the fairy tale, so I figured there could be flexibility with the solution, too. Thanks for reading!
I love how they decide to sacrifice one brother to the cause. Family, right?
Haha, right? Their hearts are in the right place but they’re secretly nervous about the outcome.
I chuckled at the thought that they considered one of their brothers a decent sacrifice.
When you have that many brothers, you have lots of options! 😀
Peder gets to be the guinea pig. Their family dynamics made me smile. 😀
They think they’re being nice–but that’s only if it works! ;P
I get a kick out of this group. Their interactions always read like you were watching them through a window and just reporting what happened.
Haha, thanks! I have 3 brothers myself, so I have a bit of experience with their type of dialog/banter. Thanks for reading!
Wearing a shirt made out of stinging nettles! I think a wristband would be bad enough… Hope it works.
Haha, I think Peder hopes so, too.
I think I may be getting a rash! Yikes, what an idea. Nice snippet.
Haha, it does sound crazy just thinking about it, huh?