Saturday, April 1, 2017

Crazy cat! Snippet from Grand Master's Cat for #WeWriWa Epic #SciFi Fantasy

Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Here, writers in different genres showcase their stories with 8-10 sentences. Join the fun and read our snippets.

Everyone loves kitties, and the Grand Master is no exception. The brave kitten, Rascal, ends up living in the Griffin’s castle.  
I’m skipping to the end of the story. It sets the stage for the next book. The cat has the final line, and the prequel continues into the start of Book 1, Grand Master’s Pawn.
We are in the Griffin’s POV and he is considering his short list of the candidates in the annual selection of pawns. (edited to fit)

He glared at the name on the top of his list of candidates, Violet Hunter. How had she dared to apply for the selection? Was she foolish or merely ignorant of her heritage? What Grand Master would take the risk of employing the prophet’s daughter as a pawn? What a crazy choice, embracing the omen of their destruction.
His grim laughter echoed around the room.
He replayed the clip of the girl’s combat exam with one of the instructors. The tiger-striped Aman-ellan sheathed his claws and fought with a sensor-tipped knife; anticipating each strike with agile leaps, the girl blocked his attacks with ease.
Rascal sat on his haunches and patted his paw at the dancing images of the girl and her opponent; he uttered an emphatic, “Meow!” and settled back on the Griffin’s lap.
“Crazy cat!” the Grand Master grumbled.

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28 comments:

  1. Sounds like the cat knows more than the Grand Master. Great set up for the next book! :)

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    1. I like the contrast between the cold analysis of the Griffin and the cat's playful touch.

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  2. LOL
    That last bit is so kitten-like!

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    1. Yes, he's just playing. But, it is a hint.

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  3. Looks like Rascal has a favorite! So cute.

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  4. The cat knows LOL! Nice snippet and good way to ease into the next part of the story.

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  5. Great imagery and the way the kitten reacted. Love cats.

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  6. My cat watches videos, too. Best to listen to him. Good snippet, Aurora.

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  7. Very humanizing--having the very non-human Grand Master take on a cat. I hope he learns to heed the cat's "warnings". :-)

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    1. He has his own reasons to choose Violet and alarm the other Grand Masters.

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  8. Good for you, having the courage to let the cat have the last laugh.

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  9. Sounds like the cat is going to make sure he understands what is important!

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  10. Fun snippet. Cats are so independent.

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    1. But, they love the people who feed them.

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  11. Great ending to the scene. It was both cute and funny. :)

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