Welcome to another
Sunday with Weekend Writing
Enjoy a little
distraction from pandemic worries. Meet writers in various genres and read 8-10
sentence snippets of their stories. Find a new author and sample their work.
I’m continuing with
snippets from the first chapter of a new fantasy story about a witch and an elf.
The main character, Bridget Bramble, lives in a small cottage on the outskirts
of a village. Her plans to go on a foraging expedition in the woods were
interrupted when a troop of armed men marched into the village.
You can read last
week’s snippet here: https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2020/11/a-small-army-enters-village-wewriwa.html
Please note, the text
is unedited and subject to change.
Elder Grantham stomped onto the
road to confront the troop of strangers. Old Grantham called himself the
village chief and fancied he ran the place. He raised his hand and asked a
question, his words inaudible at this distance.
The men’s leader barked an order.
A man in the front rank punched
his fist into Grantham’s face.
The grey-haired old man crumpled,
his body thumping onto the road.
Aghast, Bridget gulped. Grantham
might be a pompous ass, but what cruel kind of person would mistreat the
harmless old man?
A woman screeched inside the
And a few more
The intruders, clearly enemies,
split into two groups. The first group rushed into the nearest cottages and
dragged the occupants onto the road. A second set of men entered the houses and
carried out boxes of valuables.
Villagers yelled in anger, or
screamed and begged for mercy. The raiders beat off the scant opposition and
herded the others into a field.
In a land troubled by invasions from the east,
Bridget Bramble lives in a small village where she barters herbs and carved
buttons. When marauders target her village and murder her family, she flees
into the woods. Armed with her Granny’s advice, and a bag of magic buttons, she
sets out on the perilous journey to Oakenwald, the fabled land where elves and
men live in harmony. As she travels farther from home, she encounters malicious
creatures from the worst kind of folktales.
Lost in the foothills of the mountains, Bridget
meets an elf, Windswift the Wanderer. He offers to guide her across the
mountain range. But what is he doing in human territory? Can an ordinary, or
almost ordinary, human girl trust a cold hearted elf?
Any comments or
suggestions are welcome.
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Young widow seeks true love amid the turmoil of
In fourteenth century Britain, Dame Audrey
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wounded traveler, she wins the stranger’s blessing and a gold brooch with a
green dragon. But, the faerie brooch attracts trouble from thieves of all ranks
and the attentions of a handsome yeoman, Selwyn Drake. As
her nightmare looms nearer, she grows desperate to preserve her freedom.
Can the magic brooch help Audrey evade the
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