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Saturday, December 13, 2014

WeWriWa - The lad needs a lass

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors!  Sunday is a day to post eight lines of work from something published or in progress.  Then you follow the link above to a grand list of authors and hop, hop, hop.  Reading their offerings, and giving critique and kudo's as you go.  You never know what type of writing you'll find.  There's something for everyone, so join on in!

I'm still hanging out with Ravyn, Lareina, Murphy and Seamus.  Ravyn has just told the men, if they get off the island, there are ladies a-plenty out in the world for them to meet.  Murphy answers...


      He shook his head, “I was born on this wee island, and spent me whole life here; I’d be lost elsewhere.”  
      He looked at his son, who sat staring out the window to the sea. “But, the lad needs a lass. Maybe I’ll let him go, someday.”
      Seamus turned to his dad, excitement sparkling in his eyes, “Da, ya mean it? Can we go?”
      “I’ll nae leave, but you can my boy.”


So...anyone up to watch the meteor shower?

36 comments:

  1. Awwwwww....very bittersweet. Your characters really jump off the page, Millie!

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    1. Thanks, Steven, they seem so alive to me sometimes. I'm glad they come across so well.

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  2. Is Seamus going with them? Will Rayven change her mind?

    Can I have Murphy's coordinates? I want to give him a hug. :)

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    1. Murphy has been informed of the hug...he now wants your coordinates : )

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  3. Very nice father-son moment. I loved the "the lad needs a lass", and it's great that you chose it as the title of your snippet. I thought about you with all the rain California got. I hope you were alright.

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  4. Where I live, it was just a rainy day. Lots of rain, but nothing too crazy. Other parts of the state had some issues. I did however end up underneath my house wallering in mud and a few inches of water to fix my sump pump...that wasn't a hoot and a holler, but it's now working :) And, don't all lads need a lass, as well as lasses need a lad?

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  5. Awe, I enjoyed reading the father and son interaction. Fantastic snippet!

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    1. Thank you. All Seamus knows is his Da. His mom died when he was very little, and so did the rest of the population of Selkies that lived on the island.

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  6. Wow,Seamus better be prepared to be overwhelmed, if he does leave the island. See I'm all worrying about him, thanks to your excellent excerpt!

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    1. He's such a cutie. Seamus became more than initially intended. He just sort of grew on me : )

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  7. Sugar sweet, this snippet with a father understanding the needs of his son. Best to you. Wear boots and carry an umbrella, lassie.

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    1. We love the rain! We've had such a dearth of it the past few years, I'll take all that the clouds have to offer. Last night we even had a couple snow flakes fall from the sky...which then quickly melted as it was in the mid-40's.

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  8. Ooh, I can't wait to see what happens when he leaves! Great eight.

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    1. : ) There's lots of things that might occur.

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  9. Poignant moment when parent has to let child grow and go. Wonderful snippet.

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    1. Yup, it's hard letting them leave the nest.

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  10. Aw, a sweet moment! Fledglings are always so eager to leave the nest- or island. I'm sure it will be an adventure!

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    1. There's been a bit of drama afoot up till now, yup : )

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  12. So he's bouncing back from being rejected by Ravyn pretty quickly. That line about ladies-a-plenty must have cheered him up. Great snippet.

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    1. She really is the first pretty thing he's laid eyes on. Not sure he really understands love for reals ; )

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  13. Time for the boy to grow up... sweet and emotional at the same time, so well done, Millie!

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  14. Aw, at least he isn't going to hold him back. That was a lovely scene and beautifully written.

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    1. Yeah, he knows he's got to let his son grow up and move on.

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  15. Ha! It sounds like Seamus is ready to jump at the chance:)

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    1. He's a very young man, I'd say he's ready : )

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  16. To be young and single :) I grew up in a very small town, and I didn't have boyfriend till college because there wasn't a good selection in my small high school XD I loved this line, and thought it did a great job conveying his emotions, "Seamus turned to his dad, excitement sparkling in his eyes, '“Da, ya mean it? Can we go?”' Your snippets are always an enjoyable read :D

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you are enjoying : )

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  17. How cool! That's what we have to do as parents, even though it hurts. My son has psych issues that he deals with (it's what he gets for having me as a mother, this stuff is hereditary.) He does have his own place which his dad helps him pay for, and it's good for him. He's working on trying to cope with his agoraphobia and depression and is doing better bit by bit.
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  18. Aww, come on! They should both go. He can always return if he is, in fact, lost out there.

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  19. Enjoyed the snippet. Lots of emotion for both son and father. I sense an adventure. :)

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  20. Good of the father to be willing to let the son go!

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