A to Z Challenge

Sunday, March 2, 2014

WeWriWa - Seemed like we were getting along...

Good Morning all you warriors, Welcome to my little corner of the blogiverse!  If you happened by here earlier and found last week's snippet instead of this weeks, I am sorry.  I had a very long day yesterday and didn't post it last night...so please forgive me.  If you didn't know I hadn't posted yet, just ignore what was previously mentioned, except for the Good Morning Welcome!  If you don't know what I'm talking about at all...as in, what the heck are warriors and snippets, follow this link HERE!  You will find a treasure trove of talented authors, ones who are already published, whose works are waiting for you to take them home.

Last week Medina the harpy had just seen the rotten little boy pull the alarm bell, the sailors attacked her with cannon balls.  Things did not go well for that ship, but let's see how Medina's taken the whole experience (creative punctuation most definitely in use)...

    Medina glided through the morning’s glow, letting the wind replace her anger with fresh exhilaration.  She banked and looped through the dissolving fog, spying rowboats pulled up high on the shore.  She streaked down to the fishing hut, hovering in front of the shabby door, the bursts of air off her wings rattled the door in its frame.  Joff opened the door wide, “Medina, good morning, and how are you this fine day?”
     “Oh lovely,” she cried, flitting in through the door to land on the table.  “I talked to a sailor on one of the ships, seemed like we were getting along pretty well, but then he pulled an alarm bell.”

     “He pulled the alarm, and that surprised you? What happened next?”

Well, after all you softies were so worried about our little sailor boy, Medina and I conferred and decided the author might be allowed to rewrite that section slightly...Medina's hard to negotiate with as you can imagine.  But, she decided she liked what you all thought of her, and then began chastising me for not thinking of it myself...so, yeah, thanks.  My ears are still burning.  

43 comments:

  1. *laff* I knew Medina had a soft spot in her harpy heart :) Lovely to meet a friend of hers, too. I always get caught up in your characters in the space of just one excerpt.

    It must look different on your computer, Millie, but on mine, that blue excerpt on a black background is kind of hard to read. I'm probably the only one who thinks that! :P

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    1. I'll go brighten it up for those that follow : ) Joff is a good guy, started out as Captain of the Guard, but now he's really the general...still super down to earth kind of guy.

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  2. Aww, good for Medina. Can't wait to see what happens next.

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    1. Thanks for swinging by Sarah! Glad you're anxious about what's coming up!

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  3. Yay for Medina! ;-) Lolol! Awe, Millie, you might be a softie too, methinks. :-) Good 8!

    You always have the nicest greeting! I think that every week when I read your intro, and then forget to comment on it. :-)

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    1. Well thank you Teresa, I sort of just write whatever pops into my little ole' pea-picker. I'm not a softie...I'm not...really, I'm not. (methinks me doth protest too much).

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  4. Super terrific eight, Millie. Softie,hmm, methinks not. More to follow in this whimsical tale, I hope.

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    1. Ha, I'm about as soft as a chunk of granite. There will be more, don't worry your pretty little head about that : )

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  5. Wonder what Joff will think of Medina's actions.

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    1. He he he, he's probably already guessed what the outcome was...he just wants details.

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  6. My first time on Weekend Writing Warriors, and I'm enjoying everyone's excerpts -- yours included. I'm looking forward to getting to know Medina better in coming weeks. So glad she's willing to confer with you on rewrites!

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    1. She's a tough old bird who knows I ultimately have the final word. Welcome to WeWriWa, glad to have you on board.

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  7. I've never read a book where the heroine was a harpy. Should make for some interesting reading. And as you say, she does seem to have a soft spot. :) Great 8!

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    1. She's a heroine...but she's not THE heroine. That's actually Ravyn. My book has so many fun and crazy characters, it's a good thing she's Ravyn's friend and on the side of the Light : )

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  8. I've never read a book where the heroine was a harpy. Should make for some interesting reading. And as you say, she does seem to have a soft spot. :) Great 8!

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  9. Interesting. I've never read a story where a Harpy was a major player and not bad. Nicely done.

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    1. Poor harpies get a bad rap...Medina will tell you, they're just misunderstood : )

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  10. Nice world building. I'm thoroughly enjoying your harpy. :)

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    1. Thank you, she's a hoot and a holler : )

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  11. Medina needs her own book. I'm sure she'll say the same, if she hasn't already. :D

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    1. How much did Medina pay you to say that? She's really looking forward to her own series...maybe someday.

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  12. Medina is so sweet (when she wants too, Lol). I can picture her gliding through the air... great 8!

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    1. She's the queen of the skies...well, she shares the title with Ena, really.

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    2. She's the queen of the skies...well, she sort of shares the title with Ena.

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  13. I like how she lands on the table--it would be awkward for meals, though! And now Medina's going to get a different perspective on the events on the ship, I bet.

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    1. Yeah, she lands wherever she wants. I guess it comes with being a harpy.

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  14. Ditto Medina needs her own book. She's a great character.

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  15. I'm glad to know she has a friend...enjoyed the idea of her going inside to have a chat. Great snippet!

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    1. She's got many friends in Aigerach. She helped fight the evil Empress Zelera and return the crown to the rightful rulers. But she does think Joff is "tasty"

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  16. Nice to know the harpy has a bit of a soft spot and a friend :) Love the description of her flying.

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    1. Thanks, wouldn't it be cool to be able to fly? Those are my favorite dreams, the ones where you just lift off in the air and you can zoom around.

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  17. Oh my gosh - what happened next? Great description, I was right there with her.

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    1. Thanks Anne, I'll probably share one more week of Medina before moving on : )

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  18. Your harpy is so much fun. Wonderful description of flying.

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    1. Thank you. Wouldn't it be awesome to be riding the winds though?

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  19. Fantastic visual. You put the reader right there!

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  20. I can just visualize Medina's couldn't-care-less attitude - had wondered if she had a soft streak in her. But who knows, after what you said about Medina scolding you, maybe the boy will somehow survive even if his ship did not. Very good description.

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    1. The boy certainly did choose the wrong side...maybe she'll have taught him a lesson. We'll see how she and I wrangle this out before the finished product!

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  21. Love the use of wind to replace her anger. Great sensory details. Enjoyed your 8!

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    1. Thanks Karen, sometimes that's all we need to get rid of bad feelings...wind in our hair, or grass beneath our toes.

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