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 image to see what everyone else is up to.
Last week, Lotte shared a prototype wristband she made from stinging nettles. Bear in mind, at this point, she combed the material and wove it, just like you would with any other fibrous material. That process is explained but hasn’t been mentioned here in the snippets. The brothers are anxious to test out the wristband to see if it’ll break the curse, and they volunteered Peder to be the guinea pig.
After I secured it tightly but comfortably on his wrist, I sat back on my knees and looked at his face as well for any sudden change, a sign.
“Did it work?” he asked, his fists in little balls. Everyone gasped as the little scars on his face suddenly healed themselves and disappeared.
Alex slapped his brother’s back and said, “You’re cured!”
“I am!” Peder beamed, inspecting his skin and touching his face. “Thank you, thank you, Lotte!” He suddenly gave me a death-grip of a hug and then headed towards mom so she could see; he acted like he was miraculously cleansed like a New Testament leper.
“Mom!” he cried, “I’m cured!”
“Yes, yes you are, little man,” Mom said, her voice muffled in their embrace. She looked at me with glossy eyes as she held him tight, and I felt my eyes get a bit glossy, too.
Lotte is surely feeling good about herself at this point! It won’t be long before she gets the chance to further test and hopefully break the curse. Until next week, you can check out my 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.
15 comments on “Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet 62”
Funny, the only thing I’ve ever gotten from stinging nettles is a sting.
Nothing better than when you get something that big right. Awesome storyline, Whitney. Have enjoyed how you play out the family dynamics.
(Just one sentence:
I heard a chorus of gasped as the little scars on his face suddenly healed themselves and disappeared.)
Sha-woops! I fixed it in the blog post and in my draft. Thanks for catching that!
Yay, it worked! I loved the New Testament leper line- illustrates the situation perfectly.
I’m pretty proud of that line. 🙂 Thanks for reading!
Wonderful scene. I liked the NT line too. It worked well here.
I’m a sucker for stories about healers–or people who can make miraculous devices to do the same. Great snippet!
Thanks! I’m glad!
Ah, but all magic has a price. I wonder what’s in store for her?
Aha, are you a fellow Once Upon a Time fan? This is earlier on in the story, so there are definitely more trials ahead! Thanks for reading. 🙂
Great family dynamics. Like the others, I wonder what curing him will cost her.
Right now, just her time and patience, but Christoph (the one who cursed her) will likely give her trouble in the future.
Love the new testament leper line, unique and so visual!
Hahaha, thanks! It’s a keeper. Thanks for reading!