Saturday, August 11, 2018

Crafty as ever - Snippet from COSMIC WARS for #WeWriWa #SciFi Fantasy



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This weekend, I’m continuing a scene from my latest release, Cosmic Wars, Book 5 of the Grand Masters’ Galaxy. The Griffins, Violet, Athanor, and their son, Varan, are at home when their dragon friends visit with their baby, Istros.

The final line was: The adult dragons watched in silence as the children played.
[Apologies for minor misuse of grammar to fit in 8-10 sentences.]

In a voice like silver bells, Istrelle sang eloquently, “These Vrons have earned our friendship; Violet saved your life and brought us together. We cannot allow harm to befall them; friends are worth more than one or two loose scales.” She curled her slender neck around the Black Dragon’s shoulders.
Snorting in sudden amusement, Ythris croaked, “Crafty as ever, Zyzost Griffin; you play with our sons to claw us into unity.”
“No craft is needed,” Athanor remarked, “Violet can tell you how often I entertain Varan.”
“It’s true;” Violet patted his bent back and chuckled; “Athanor spends his leisure hours romping with our son.”
Stretching to his full height, and towering above the Grand Master, Ythris croaked, “When you next visit my eyrie, I’ll give you a choice of shed scales, mine and Istrelle’s.” 
His expression serious, Athanor said, “By Ishtare’s favor, we’ll visit soon. The Nulls might strike at any time.”

 Wars

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28 comments:

  1. Well that definitely worked out in their favor. Hopefully in enough time.

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    1. Athanor is showing rather than telling what friendship means

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  2. Never underestimate the value of friendship! Leave it to the young to set the tone of the future.

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  3. Nice outcome to the situation! Enjoyed the excerpt, wish I could scoop up a dragon's shed scale myself!

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  4. Heh. I think I know who rules the eyrie and it isn't Ythris!

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  5. This is a perfect illustration of the old saying: You catch more dragon scales with honey than vinegar.

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  6. Ed, I don't recall your 'old saying.' I have a few others not suitable for our group. Dragons are clever and love to gobble up anything that appears to be a treat!

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    1. My dragons are actually reptilian aliens, although they have some unusual skills.

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  7. Oh good. They're getting the scales!

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  8. I like the way this situation was resolved - and so glad they're getting the scales.

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  9. Creative and unique as always!

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  10. I've enjoyed this scene. So glad to see a resolution. Good news. And I love the role the kids play.

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    1. I'm stuck with their son, and tried to make use of him!

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  11. What one will do for a friend. So glad they're getting the scales.

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    1. It's more of a psychological than a physical barrier.

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  12. So glad they came to a good resolution!

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  13. Dragon scales! See there, things do work out for the better. Or, for now.

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