A to Z Challenge

Saturday, January 24, 2015

WeWriWa - Which one led to Ravyn

Welcome to another Sunday post.  Which means it's time for Weekend Writing Warriors!  A blog hop every week, where writer's from all walks of genre's post eight lines from their published work...or if you're lucky sneak peeks into their WIP's.  Click the above link to find out more about how to join, or to find other author's works to sample!
Last week, I ended my snippet run from my WIP.  I decided you all need some of where this story started.  Ravyn and Blade's beginnings.  Then you might understand why that Seamus just doesn't have what it takes to win this girl's heart.  So...here's where Blade and Ravyn are reintroduced to each other after years of separation.  Ravyn had been kidnapped by Zelera's thugs and she managed to escape.  Blade is looking to make a rescue : )

Looking down from the summit of the mountain, Blade noticed three openings below him in the back of the rock face. Which one led to Ravyn? He spotted a ledge some fifty feet down that gave him access to a cave, and a short traverse would lead him to a second cave if the first proved to be a dead end.

Noting the large handholds on the rock, he decided to climb down rather than use his rope to rappel. He grabbed onto the lip with his hands as he lowered his legs over the edge. His toe found purchase on a modest nub - a vertical crack ran down the rock. He jammed his fist into it, flexing his hand against the rough granite to create a very safe hold.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

WeWriWa - "You are incorrigible..."

I'm baaaacckkk!  Didja miss me?  I had a kid home from college for a very few short days (anything less than a months visit is waaayyy too short!).  Then, I needed to go out of town to visit my momma in law.  So...I took a break.  But I can't stay away from all you lovelies, I just can't!

Welcome to my little corner of the world on a day when I'm sharing eight lines from my WIP with the Weekend Writing Warriors (and you, if you aren't one of them).  What's that?  Want to know how to become a raving warrior of literary bodaciousness?  Then click...here!  

I left off with Ravyn and Lareina coming clean with Selkies Murphy and Seamus as to who they are.  Seamus had his heart broken, but Ravyn knows they have to get off the island, so skipping a few lines and moving forward to finish this section of work we start with Ravyn speaking...

...Is there really no boat on this island,” asked Ravyn. She shifted her weight from side to side, anxious to get moving.

“There’s really no boat. What need have we for a boat?” Seamus took a sip of his wine, his eyes sparkled as he glanced at Ravyn, a big grin spreading across his cheeks. “I kissed the Princess, and the Princess kissed me!”

Ravyn shook her head, her dark hair swishing across her shoulders. “You are incorrigible.”