Stone Hunters

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Moving backward again in the Was Long Variation  (I’m not really good at this “order” thingie), I give you a one paragraph excerpt from the what would probably be the third chapter…  if the Varation had chapters.

The POV character is Kieri, though no one knows this yet except himself, and he’s not ready to share that information.

WIPpet maths:
I dropped the 6s (6, 1+5), 1+7+2+0=10, 1-0 = 1paragraph

He looked up and took in the night. It looked as if they would be staying a while; he might as well enjoy the scenery. The dual moons waxed full, and their brightness glistened off the fountain’s spray. For a moment, the grotesquely beautiful scene it depicted seemed to move and writhe. With soft whispers of the night breeze rustling the trees, he imagined he heard soft snarls and growls just under the splashing water. The green crystal eyes of the stone hunters glistened as if targeting him. He sat up and stared at the vision, fascinated.

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14 responses to “Stone Hunters

  1. very interesting description here. nice(but short:() snippet here.

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    • Thanks, Fallon. Sorry the snippet was too short … no, wait, I’m not. How else am I supposed to entice people to actually buy the book if I write it?

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  2. Ooo! I want a description of the fountain. This scene is very feely and I’d love to have that layer to add to it. Is it like a couple hunters facing a fearsome beast?

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    • The actual description of the fountain comes a bit earlier in the book. And… well, not exactly. Or rather, it depends on how you define a gruesome beast…..

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  3. Great descriptions. I love the idea of dual moons.

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  4. Really lovely imagery. I love scenes where vision/reality blend like that. There was a neighborhood near my college campus where we used to take walks at night. In one spot, there was a tree which was illuminated by a street light. It was eerie, but one of my friends was utterly fascinated by it and seemed to see shapes in it the rest of us didn’t.

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    • I remember evenings where friends and I would walk near places just like the one you describe, Amy (not hard to imagine since we actually share some common stomping grounds in our pasts). I still find such places fascinate me… no wonder our history is filled with legends of magical places and otherworldly creatures.

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  5. Love the imagery here, very hypnotizing!!

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  6. Some really nice imagery, Eden, very peaceful.

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  7. The scene sounds incredibly beautiful, the kind that has the potential to bite as soon as your back is turned… I’m intrigued! And I love your description of the POV too. 🙂

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    • I definitely have considered that possibility (though it hasn’t happened yet in this story). Thanks! I really try to keep my POV true to my characters

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