Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday. Sample the work of a new author. Read snippets of stories in different genres.
After a break of several weeks, I’m returning with excerpts from my WIP. I’ve been busy in the intervening time. My husband and I spent a week in Florida and then visited Oxford, MS, to display his photographs and my digital art at the Double Decker Arts Festival. Now, I’m running a Kickstarter campaign.
Writing the next book is moving slowly. It’s the sequel to my fantasy adventure and romance Bridget Bramble and the Wandering Elf. The tentative title is Bridget Bramble and the Dragon Ship.
Here are the opening lines (unedited and may change). It’s a spoiler for the earlier book, but not unexpected.
I’d appreciate your comments.
On the day they exchanged their marriage vows, Bridget Bramble and Vancele Windswift were summoned to the elf Queen’s council of war.
A horn blared.
Its deep notes vibrated through the canvas walls of the Stitchery where Bridget Bramble was carving an acorn on a charmed button of red oak.
Rattled by the strident sound, she dropped her carving chisel on the table and looked at her new husband, Vancele Windswift. A few minutes earlier, the elf had entered the Stitchery and straddled the other end of her bench to watch her create the buttons.
The sight of his handsome visage and the smile warming his cool gray eyes swept a thrill of delight through her. He loved her. His calm demeanor reassured her. The raucous blare had not alarmed him.
He answered her unspoken question, “’Tis the summons to the Queen’s Council.”
Look out for more next week. I hope to get back into the routine of posting snippets.
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Nice start to the new story.ReplyDelete
Thank you. I'm writing/editing slowly.Delete
Your rich details put me completely in the scene - so much packed into a short space, well done.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the encouragement.Delete
What a loving scene - him watching her work. Sigh . . .ReplyDelete
Ah - they've had to endure a lot to reach this stage.Delete
Love the description of him--especially his eyes. Grey eyes exude confidence and comfort to me for some reason. A good thing if this summons is not a usual thing. Tweeted.ReplyDelete
Thank you. His eyes are normally cool grey and warm when he gazes at Bridget.Delete
The first sentence is perfect!ReplyDelete
Super. I must write faster!Delete
Nice start. Looking forward to reading moreReplyDelete
Thanks. The story is moving gradually.Delete
I really liked the first book! Glad you're working on a sequel. :-)ReplyDelete
I've been working on the sequel for a while, but put it aside due to other issues.Delete
The action and the mystical scene compliment each other nicely.ReplyDelete
Great visuals here, Aurora.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you like itDelete
Like the others said - the details are fabulous. Tweeted.ReplyDelete
Love the descriptions. Looking forward to reading moreReplyDelete
I feel for Bridget. She was having a nice, relaxing time carving and an annoying horn starts blatting away. It sounds like she won't have time for carving for a while. Tweeted.ReplyDelete
She knew the summons was coming.Delete
I love the vivid descriptions.ReplyDelete