Sunday, 14 April 2013

WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS - 8 SENTENCES ON SUNDAY


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As I am a weekend-only writer of romance, Darrah is still having trouble ignoring Hale.


Magpie’s treasure! The Sarkisian reflected every facet of a male she had ever been interested in, instead of the freak he really was.
She needed to bathe. An ice cold waterfall might do it. Head low enough to rest on the buckle that held her cloak in place, Darrah gripped her bow and breathed deeply to gentle the tremors that still shook her, running through the Articles of War and the Creeds of Peace she traced the grooves in the bark of the tree.
“Komantak of The Suoliak should not be guilty of unclean or scandalous actions for in this should they incur punishment such that the nature and degree of their offence shall deserve,” she recited. “Accepting the touch of the Sarkisian would stack as both unclean and scandalous,” she added aloud.
When the touch came, hot on the heel of her thought, Darrah turned. Bow high and steady, arrow straight and sharp, she held her breath before she collected her thoughts.

17 comments:

  1. I really feel her tension and stress, quite an evocative excerpt today!

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    1. Hi Veronica
      Thank you. The trouble with talking to yourself is that someone usually overhears you ;)

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  2. Really like it, especially that last part.

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    1. Hi Eleri
      I love your name, it's sooo unusual. Someone did a good job selecting it.
      Thank you for your thoughts.

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  3. Great lead up tension. Thank you for sharing.
    ~Summer

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    1. Hi Summer
      Thank you. I love Darrah. Strong and powerful women are my favourites especially when they have to work at it because something - or someone - has put a crack in their hard outer shell.

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    1. Hi Elaine,
      I'm glad you're interested enough to want to find out ;)

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  5. Lovely tension. By the way, love the word Sarkisian.

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    1. Hi Rosandra
      Thank you for your kind words. I have to admit - like a cliché of its own - I found the name on an old headstone in a cemetery.

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  6. OOOh, wonder what happens next??? Great tension, wonderful look into her culture. :-) Good 8!

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    1. Hi Teresa
      I find the world building for fantasy is epic. I'm glad you're wondering what might happen next.Thank you :D

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  7. Great surprise element there. I like the bit of her people's creed, I guess you would say, it adds to the scene. Nice job.

    History Sleuth's Writings

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    1. Hi History Sleuth
      That was inspired by the real thing - I keep thinking "Royal Marine" all the time I'm writing Darrah's scenes.

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