#WeWriWa: Puddings


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Bonjour et Bienvenue. It’s time for another 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.)

I’m sorry to say instead of the every other week schedule I’d planned for these posts, the holidays got in the way, and I missed posting last week. I suspect I’m not the only one who missed last week, but still…

This post follows right on the heels of my last post “I Didn’t Come To—”  the opening page of Courting the Swan Song, my fantasy romance and the first book of the Swan Song Series of books:

Though Visse knew better than to show the woman how aggravating she found her attitude,it was really too much. Furious she thrust the sausage in her hand down onto the tray with a slap. The ferocity of her action rocked bowl against her tray. Only a panicked grab kept both from capsizing and ruining the week’s grand feast. “Why in—”

Visse held the dishes steady a second, careful to not look up. She had no interest in seeing Kiriina or the perfectly innocent smirk she knew she would see. After a second, she began to reset the puddings so they were spaced neatly on the tray. “You were supposed to be here a demi past helping me. What kept you?”

Thank you for reading; I hope you enjoyed the snippet.  Be sure to check out other Writing Warriors at the link above.  If you liked what you read, be sure to check out other samples from the series in my WIPpet Wednesday posts.


39 responses to “#WeWriWa: Puddings

  1. Wondering if Kiriina has a good excuse. And can totally feel Visse’s irritation here. 🙂 Great snippet


  2. Good scene, very visual and leaves me wondering what’s next. Nice job.


  3. I think her frustration is perfectly natural and I like the way you described the scene. Great snippet!


  4. Great portrayal of some real aggravation. Glad Visse kept it together!


  5. Nothing like slapping a sausage down to vent your frustration. 🙂 Good luck with your writing!

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  6. A little tension, a little humor. Good job.


  7. That popped an old memory up – when I started university I had a part time job in the caf and my job was desserts. I remember rearranging the puddings all the time. 🙂 Tweeted.


  8. I found myself caught by the phrase about the innocent smirk. Interesting image, because I don’t tend to think that smirks are innocent.


  9. Karen Michelle Nutt

    Great imagery. Can’t wait to find out Kirina’s answer.


  10. I’d be aggravated too. I liked the way you did the scene.


  11. Nice descriptions of her frustration … wonder what the excuse is, though.


  12. Sounds like Kriina has been getting on her nerves for some time. But she’ll have to do something else to fix the problem! Upsetting her work won’t do.


  13. It’s those details like the bowls shifting and Visse silently rearranging them that bring her irritation and fuming patience to life. Great job!


  14. I could really feel her frustration. And naturally when you’re mad everything starts to go wrong. Fun snippet.


  15. Hello ,

    I saw your tweet about animals and thought I will check your website. I like it!

    I love pets. I have two beautiful thai cats called Tammy(female) and Yommo(male). Yommo is 1 year older than Tommy. He acts like a bigger brother for her. 🙂
    I have even created an Instagram account for them ( https://www.instagram.com/tayo_home/ ) and probably soon they will have more followers than me (kinda funny).

    I have subscribed to your newsletter. 🙂

    Keep up the good work on your blog.



    • Thanks, Wiki. Tammy and Yommo are gorgeous kitties. I can understand how they might get more followers than any of us. Who can resist those lovely eyes?


  16. Sounds like someone is an expert “stirrer”, and I’m all too familiar with that unassailable expression of innocence 🙂


  17. Great snippet – and her frustration and subdued annoyanbce comes over really well!


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  19. Your writing is incredibly fluid–and the scene was remarkably visual. Nice job of putting the writer in the moment. 🙂


  20. Jennifer Reynolds

    Tense scene. Great snippet.


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