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Saturday, March 15, 2014

WeWriWa - Ta da!


And a right tip top of the mornin' to ye.  An' welcome to the Irish edition of Weekend Writing Warriors.  My  McAuthor clan and I are right proud to share eight lines of writing with any fine folk who might step across our bloggy thresholds.  If ye're interested in finding out who we be and what we be writing, and why shouldn't you I dare say, then click this here Link

For this week, I've left my Greek friend Medina behind for a bit, and decided to share a very fun character with you all from my current WIP.  He's a Clurichaun, a close relation to the Leprechaun (but don't tell him that, he can get a wee bit put off if you mistake him for such).  In this part of the story, Ravyn and her mother are tracking down her evil aunt, and are spending the night out amongst the stars.  Ravyn took first watch, and just started to nod off by the fire...

“Baaa, baaaa, baaaaa!”
Ravyn jerked her head up, looking about for the source of the noise.  A large gray sheep came barreling out of the dark trees and into the light from her fire.  She fell backwards as a small man somersaulted from the sheep’s back to land on his unsteady feet before her.
“Ta da!”  He yelled throwing his arms up in the air.
“By the Light, who are you?” Ravyn gasped.
The little man swayed on his feet for a moment, but managed to stay afoot by leaning against his wooly ride.  He swept a little red feather cap off his head and flourished an overly theatrical bow,“Moz folks call me Hiz, hic, Nibz.”



46 comments:

  1. Very whimsical and definitely timely. Have a wonderful & fun weekend.

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  2. The last thing I'd want to run into a drunken faerie folk. LOL

    Great snippet, Millie!

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    1. Some faerie folk can be downright cantankerous whilst under the influence...but Hiz Nibz is a bit of alright : )

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  3. HichicNibz is it! or maybe just "His Nibz"? :D

    You have a knack for terrific characters, MIllie. Including that longsuffering sheep. :)

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    1. Why thank'ee kindly miss! When His Nibs popped into my head, I knew he and I would be great friends. I have noticed my liquor levels dropping though. Not sure he's guarding my cabinet so much as cleaning it out : )

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  4. Great imagery and a drunk Clurichaun to boot. Sounds like fun! :) Happy St. Patrick's Day to you.

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    1. Thanks, he's not a nasty Clurichaun, he's generally happy whilst deep in the cups. Hope your St. Pat's Day is a wonderful one.

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  5. I LOVE the visual I got while I read this!! Great 8, Millie! Happy St. Paddy's Day to ya! " Éirinn go Brách!"

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    1. I'm so glad. He's a funny one, His Nibs.

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  6. LOL - awesome, Millie. Really did make me laugh out loud! And yeah, faerie folk can be troublesome enough without being drunk so I wish Ravyn the best here!

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    1. He's really interested in drink...if she can find things he likes, she might make out just fine. Only time will tell.

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  7. Such a ballsy little man. I loved his dialect and you captured it so well. Looking forward to what happens next.

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    1. I thank you kind sir, and look forward to sharing a wee bit more with you soon ; )

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  8. Cracking up while corned beef 'n cabbage are boilin' away with potatoes and carrots waitin'. Super delicious eight, Millie. What a character and of course tipsy to boot.

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    1. My corned beef hits the slow cooker tomorrow, but my soda bread is all baked. Glad you enjoyed meeting His NIbs.

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  9. I love that he rode in on a sheep! lol

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    1. Clurichauns enjoy a midnight ride on sheep, or dogs...he's a funny guy.

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  10. lol! The snippet certainly got my attention! Love his entrance So much fun!

    (still playing, though my site is on on the wewriwa list)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed him, he's quite a blast.

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  11. That was fun! Great description and I'm smiling from ear to ear. :D

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    1. So glad to put a smile on your face : )

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  12. Good thing Ravyn didn't have to guess Hiz, hic, Nibz's name to cross a bridge or anything like that. They might have been stuck there forever.

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    1. He's so drunk, he'd've probably told her...silly man.

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  13. Dragons, harpies, and now drunk Clurichauns? Or is he reacting to her "By the Light?"

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    1. What can I say, I love all the fantastic creatures. The Light is magic in Aigerach, and sometimes it's used to bless folks or in this case, it's sort of an exclamation of shock...

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  14. This made me smile. WHo is this very theatrical little man and what is he up to? Great snippet!

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    1. He's a crazy midnight traveler. We may see more of him next week...

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  15. Fun! I love this method of introducing a character! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you :-)

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    1. Why thank you. And a Happy St. Patrick's Day right back at you!

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  16. What an entrance! I want to know who he is. :)

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    1. I might let him stay on for another week or two...we'll see, so long as he doesn't get too rowdy!

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  17. What a great entrance! I have the feeling this guy will be trouble.

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  18. A drunken sheep ride? That sounds dangerous. So does that bow--I'm amazed he kept his feet. Funny snippet, hope he doesn't turn out to be a mean drunk!

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    1. I think he's in good spirits...if he has enough spirits : )

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  19. Ha, what a cute introduction, made me smile ! :-)

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  20. That's a funny name for a funny character.

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    1. It is something he's called in the folklore...I just added the "hic" : )

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  21. Very fun! Looking forward to more with this character :) Loved the gesture.

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    1. He's happy to share more of himself...but would like me to ask...have you got a nice wine cellar?

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