Good morning, and welcome to my fourth Weekend Writing Warriors installment. The rules are simple enough:
- Add your name and genre(s) to the most recent post on the WeWriWa site
- Post a link to the WeWriWa site on your blog/Sunday post
- Keep your excerpt 10 sentences or less (8-10, no more!)
- Visit other WeWriWa authors and experience their work
(Find a complete set on the WeWriWa page as well as links to pages of all the authors involved. Check it out.)
For today’s #8Sunday post, I offer you eight sentences from my present WIP, Courting the Swan Song. Here, Alanii and his escort have found themselves drawn to a merchant’s tent by the singing of a young woman.
“Welcome all, come. Look at how the harp blends with our lady’s voice, creating a harmony out of even the most unusual ranges.” Then, as if the man had not been thinking of how insulting his words could be taken, he glanced at the young woman.
The lady had, however, at his speech, stopped her performance abruptly and risen. She held out the instrument to the man. “Thank you, but I’m afraid it suits me poorly, sir. Hopefully your perfect customer will find delight with your craftsmanship.” Without waiting for the man to do much more than stammer, she reached out and plucked her parasol from the man’s hand. Then, lifting it over her head again, she stepped from the center of the circle in Alanii’s direction.
Thank you for reading; I hope you enjoyed the snippet. Coming up for WIPpet Wednesday, please enjoy a sample of the Was Long Variation. For the month of June, I will be switching all my bloghop snippets to this work as I dive full-steam in the ♥Just Write♥ madness that are JuNoWriMo and Ready. Set WRITE! challenges.