A to Z Challenge

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Ravyn holds her breath...

Happy WeWriWa to you.  What?  You don't know what that means?  Well, every Sunday, authors from around the globe post eight sentences from their work in progress or from a published work.  Then, they go around to each other's sites and read and comment and commiserate.  Do you have to be an author to participate?  Heck no, you can read all these great snippets even if you don't post your own!  Follow the link here for a list of all the participants.  There's almost every genre imaginable represented!

For my bit of eight this week, we are continuing where we left off last week.  Ena, an angry mother dragon, has listened to Princess Ravyn tell of her evil aunt, unravelling protection spells, quests to return crowns, and rightly asked the question...but what has this to do with my egg?
Here's Ravyn's answer:

“Since the invisibility spell is gone, my aunt is able to locate me through magic, and she’s trying to eliminate me.  I think she stole your egg, hoping you’d kill me, thinking I took your baby.”  She held her breath waiting for the dragon’s reaction.
The dragon appeared to ponder her words.  “Why shouldn’t I kill you, then attack your aunt and take my egg back?  Dragons care nothing of humans or their petty wars and struggles.”
“My aunt is very strong in the use of the Dark Arts.  If you attack her castle, you will be captured or killed yourself.” 

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47 comments:

  1. I absolutely adore dragons. I hope to follow your story in the upcoming weeks. Thanks

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    1. Ena is a lovely dragon, I'm glad you like her! Nice to meet you!

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  2. Another great snippet! I really love how you've crafted her dialogue with the Dragon. It feels very real and I can really picture this scene.

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    1. Thanks Lauren, I'm glad to hear the writing brings visuals for you.

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  3. I can just imagine the dragon snorting at the last comment. Ravyn should be careful what she says. She might have offended her!

    Great eight, as usual. :)

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    1. Dragons don't have much to fear, but the Dark Arts are something every creature, no matter their size has a healthy respect for. But you're right, Ena would love to get her talons on Zelera!

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  4. Ah, think carefully dragon! I am enjoying the exchanges between them.

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    1. Thanks Gemma, one of my favorite parts of the story...though I say that about all the parts of the story :)

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  5. The aunt surely has a convoluted plot going on! but I bet the dragon will only feel more challenged by Ravyn's warning...wow, I'm getting so involved in this story LOL. Great snippet!

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    1. Thanks Veronica...the aunt is always planning and plotting, that's for sure.

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  6. I hope she listens and they devise a plan together. the aunt sounds dangerous.

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    1. Since Ravyn's still standing, she might be willing to listen : )

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  7. something for the dragon to ponder...

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  8. Having an angry momma dragon as an ally could be decisive. And it's certainly preferable to having her as an enemy. :)

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  9. That seems like a lot of maybes for an assassination plot, especially if it went wrong and Evil Aunt ended up with an angry mother dragon after her...

    I wonder if she was balancing out that possibility with using the dragon's egg like Ena feared. Seems appropriately evil.

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    1. It is supposition...but it falls in line with how Zelera's mind works...more of the tale would give you the actual deed : )

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  10. I'm really enjoying this story so far. So much detail. Great job!

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    1. Thank you. It was a fun story to write : )

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  11. So is there a bargain in the works. Perhaps they will work together to bring down the evil aunt. :)

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  12. Ah! That answers my questions from last week! I love your world-weaving!

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    1. She's just downright nasty...it's true : )

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  14. Add to the mix an evil aunt. I love the complexity and where's the egg? Great story!

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    1. Where's the egg? That is the question : )

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  15. Interesting. An evil aunt up to no good...I hope the dragon falls to logic and works with her instead of against her!

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    1. Getting close to an answer as to what the dragon will do : )

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  16. Dark Arts, eh? Sounds evil and spectacular at the same time. lol. I continue to enjoy this exchange between the dragon and Ravyn. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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    1. The Dark Arts are evil and spectacular...so bad it's good, or not...

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  17. Ena let Ravyn say what she's been trying to say! Yay! I wouldn't want to be the evil aunt right now and have an angry mother dragon setting her cross hairs on me. :-)

    Well done, Millie!.

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    1. Thank you Teresa! And I hope you enjoy the full story, when you get the time to delve into it : )

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  18. With luck, that might get through to the dragon. Great 8

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  19. Wow, definite turmoil there. Really like the dragon's response! Great snippet! Love this story.

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  20. At last we find out! Ravyn makes a good case for not getting flamed. I agree with Karen, I like the dragon's response. Very logical, why should I give a crap. Now will Ena heed the warning or hunt that witch down? Another great 8!
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    1. Ena has another egg waiting for her in her nest...

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  21. Ah! So Rayvn is making progress with Ena... it's really amazing the way you handle dialogue between dragon and human!

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    1. Thank you. Ena is a lovely person, for a dragon, if you haven't stolen anything from her : )

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  22. Hum at least Ravyn is making the dragon think a bit more now.

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    1. These two just might work out a deal...we'll see soon : )

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