#WeWriWa — A Scullery Maid

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Good morning, and welcome to today’s Weekend Writing Warriors installment. The rules are simple enough if you’d like to participate:

  • 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 (must be done before 9am EST)
  • Keep your excerpt 10 sentences or less (8-10, no more!)
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Two weeks ago (I am only posting these excerpts every other week because life is cray-cray), I posted the second of my pieces from the new opening of Courting the Swan Song: Puddings. This piece follows directly on that.

“Our Lady Kessalan demanded I attend her to discuss tomorrow’s market visit. She asked me to send you to her to attend her as soon as we finish here.”

Despite her asking, Vissse had not listened, sure whatever Kiriina would say would annoy her more. Instead she smiled slightly, picturing how her brother would laugh his head off if he could see her now, seeing how easy it could be to get under her skin. Either of her brothers would have … once. Her smile faded. That wasn’t likely to happen as long as she was stuck here, learning the high art of being a scullery maid.

Kiriina cleared her throat, instantly drawing Visse back to present and what she had said.

“My aunt called for me?”.

Thank you for reading; I hope you enjoyed the snippet. Coming up for WIPpet Wednesday, please enjoy another sample from Courting the Swan Song or perhaps another of my Works In Progress.


38 responses to “#WeWriWa — A Scullery Maid

  1. Now I’m really curious as to what’s going on. Can’t wait to read more.

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  2. lol – the high art of a scullery maid.


  3. Author Jessica E. Subject

    I enjoyed the glimpse into her past. 🙂


  4. The summons from the aunt sounds ominous. Well, at least it will get her out of the kitchen for a while.


  5. Interesting story – I like the ‘voice’ very much. Great snippet!


  6. I think this is a beautiful and lyrical snippet. Nice job!


  7. I like her revealing inner dialog. It says much about her character and strength of will. She’s not going to like humbling it, I’m guessing!


  8. So, her aunt is the Lady? Did I read that right? Yet here she is learning to be a scullery maid. Interesting.


  9. I wonder what the aunt wants. It doesn’t sound as if the two meet often.


  10. So her aunt is the high and mighty she is attending? That adds a level of interest to this story. 🙂


  11. A summons from the aunt does not sound like a good thing. I hope she’s not about to be punished!


  12. I’m very curious about her brothers and why she’s a scullery maid. good job.

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  13. Makes me wonder where her brothers are, and why she’s where she is. Intriguing snippet!


  14. Lots of what I sometimes call Readerly Questions that folks will want to read on to learn about.


  15. Interesting snippet …


  16. Karen Michelle Nutt

    I wonder what her aunt may want from her. Can’t wait to find out.


  17. Jennifer Reynolds

    Great snippet. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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