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Saturday, October 4, 2014

WeWriWa - Mercy, make him stop!

Oooh, spooky!  It's October already.  I love this month and all the spooks and haunts, the tricks and the treats.  Nothing tricky about today though, it's WeWriWa day!  If you want to get a jump-start on trick or treating, follow the above link to a list of authors, that will treat you with their Sunday Snippet either from their released works, or something they're currently working on.  If you want to join in on the fun, and become a tricksy author, who's sharing their treats, then click the link, learn how to participate and join us!

Last week, Seamus was so excited by the apparent acceptance of himself and his father as Selkie men by the two lovely ladies, he started to jig, and then asked Ravyn to join him.  We pick up where we left off...
 
 
Ravyn took Seamus’s hand, and tried to mimic the intricate steps his feet made.  She came up on her toes, but rocked too far forward and fell into Seamus’s arms.  He lifted her up, spinning her in a circle.  As the room spun about, she noticed Murphy standing by her mother once more, his arm protectively encircling her waist.

Ravyn cried out, “Mercy, make him stop!”

The spinning slowed and Seamus set Ravyn down on a stool at the table.  He placed his hands on either side of her head, tipping her face up to his.  “Ye’ve made me the happiest man, Rayvn--I’m the luckiest gent in the land.”
 
So, glad you made it by.  Hope you all are having a wonderful start to autumn.  We've been enjoying some lovely California sunshine, but have been gifted with some rains sprinkled here and there, which has been lovely.  We can use all the wet we can get : )  I've been crafting Nightmare Before Christmas props for a haunted house I will be putting together in less than three weeks.  Augh, this girl has a lot to do!

34 comments:

  1. This snippet made me smile until my face hurt. Nicely written, Millie!

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    1. Sorry to make your face ache : ). Ha, not sorry ;)

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  2. Lovely mood. I can guess what he asked :-)

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    1. He showed her that he and his father were selkies and the ladies weren't freaked out : )

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  3. His exuberance is catching. I smiled as he whirled her in the intricate dance. :D

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    1. Thanks, glad his excitement rubs off on folks : )

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    1. Aw thanks, a flip may get switched soon...if it seems too good to be true....

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  5. This is truly delightful, Minnie . . . but I do hope this isn't the equivalent of a proposal---unless Rayven is aware of it! :D

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    1. Let's just wait and see where this is headed. He sure is excited...

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  6. I love, love, love their dialect. And that spinning? Oy, I was dizzy! lol. Great 8, Millie :-) I can hardly wait till you put your Halloween house together. Will be looking for pics! :-)

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  7. Definitely will share. Got messy with some paper mâché sculpting dough today. Sierra and I making zero and scary teddy : )

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  8. Lol, he is very excited;). Love the energy that comes through the snippet. Well done. As Teresa said, we'll be looking for pics of your Haunted House.

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    1. You bet I'll make a blog post :). Glad the energy comes through.

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  9. So fun and exuberant! But you're right, everyone seems way too happy, which makes me nervous.

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    1. The next couple weeks could show a mood change...maybe.

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  10. A very happy scene, could visualize it perfectly from your description. Really a fun excerpt!

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  11. Lovely scene, spinning and spinning...beautiful!

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    1. Those springy irish lads : ). Whirling a girl right off her feet : )

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  12. My goodness, Seamus really throws himself into being happy, doesn't he! This story is so much fun. Seamus and Murphy must be used to being shunned. I feel like jumping into the dance with them :)

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    1. They've been living a solitary life on their island for a long time. They're very excited for company, especially female company.

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  13. He's all happy. So very happy. Both men are acting as if they've found their life long mates. Should be interesting to see how it plays out. :)

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  14. this is a very happy and whimsical scene, but my writer's plotting does wonder what comes next - I feel almost like we're all nice and relaxed now... watch out. Good scene.

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    1. Idyllic scenes usually don't last too long...

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  15. I definitely like the whimsy in this scene - silly goofy glee is what comes through. :)

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  16. Might be spinning out of control or. . .something's coming; something good. Happiness tangible. What a concept. Thanks for a good chuckle, Millie.

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    1. Glad it elicited good humor for you : )

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  17. Such uplifting romance - great mood! Thank you for sharing. Your writing nicely captured this precious moment.

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    1. Thank you Catherine. Glad you stopped by.

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