#WeWriWa: Waiting Work

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It’s a bloghop!

Good morning, and welcome to my newest entry for the Weekend Writing Warriors bloghop. If you link what you see and are interested in participating, 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.)


Today’s snippet follows directly on the heels of my last Weekend Writing Warrior entry A Scullery Maid.Β  Because of …Β  stuff, this entry has been lightly edited and creatively punctuated to fit the rules of the Bloghop.

Kiriina nodded, making no move to approach the stool to which she had been directed. “Lady Kessalan insists you attend her with all speed.” She turned and fairly danced up the stone steps, and into the bowels of the kitchens.

Visse sat for a moment and stared at the lime-washed wall of the stairway where Kiriina had just vanished. At last, she returned her attention to the bowl in her lap and the half-filled sausage in it. Better to beg pardon for being late than risk making her aunt’s dinner guest’s ill.

Careful to not break the delicate skin, she tied off the end of the pudding in her hand, then after laying it on the tray, balanced that on her knees long enough to also grab the bowl. When she was sure she had a solid grip on both, she rose. The tray she set on the stool she’d vacated while she took the remaining mix in her bowl and calmly dumped it into Kiriina’s waiting work.

Thank you for reading; I hope you enjoyed the snippet. Come back in two weeks for another bit of Courting A Swan Song

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33 responses to “#WeWriWa: Waiting Work

  1. Great snippet. πŸ™‚

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  2. Haha, I love how precise and deliberate her movements are. I was not expecting that!

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  3. Very careful work from Visse. I hope Lady Kessalan appreciates it. Great snippet

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  4. Heh, interrupt her, will you? Fine, you get the work, lol. Good snippet, Eden.

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  5. This sounds like an appropriate response to the sudden escape.

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  6. She;s not happy is she! πŸ™‚

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  7. elainecsc2013

    I liked that.

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  8. I goto a bit confused with all the female pronouns in the first paragraph, but got the gist by the time I got to the end. It kind of reminded me of my sister getting out of doing the dishes, and leaving me with the work.
    I’d love more!

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  9. A surprise at the end – not what I expected her to do. Tweeted.

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  10. I love the ‘tone’ of this story and the heroine’s calm self possession. Great snippet!

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  11. Great snippet. Well done!

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  12. Karen Michelle Nutt

    Entertaining snippet.

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  13. Is she even going to help? But yeah, better be late that have them sick.

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  14. Hope that little delay doesn’t get her trouble. I’m really enjoying these snippets.

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  15. Jennifer Reynolds

    I’m not graceful enough to handle that task. I’d have made a huge mess. Great snippet.

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  16. Take that! Very satisfying revenge, all calm and collected. πŸ™‚

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  17. Haha! I like it! Trying to get away without doing her share? Visse will teach her!

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