Weekend Writing Warriors I’ve Seen The Leopard

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First of all, a very Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads in the world!

I’m only going to be able to share a few more excerpts with you from the Shifter and Girl-with-a-Secret story because pretty soon it all gets spoiler-y AND I decided to make this my next project to finish. So, today I’ll give you a bit more from Caitlyn’s conversation with the Shifters from the North who came to demand Kyle’s release. One more excerpt next week and then we’ll retire it until the novel is done! I’ve really appreciated all the encouragement from everyone to go ahead with the book…

(Kellan is the leader of the party of shifters and Kyle’s brother.)

“Kyle has endured much during his captivity here and weakens day by day now. The cat is certainly near to collapse,” Caitlyn said, gazing at Kellan. “The Witch Queen doesn’t let him run as a leopard, not ever.”

The men swore bitter oaths. Caitlyn felt power swell in the room, fueled by their anger, and her own magic flared in response.

“You speak as if you’d seen the leopard but if he can’t shift, how is that possible?” Kellan asked.

“We have a connection, meeting in the dreamspace sometimes,” Caitlyn said. “I saw the leopard there.” From the way the men exchanged surprised, surreptitious glances, she could tell the information carried unknown significance for her audience.


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37 comments on “Weekend Writing Warriors I’ve Seen The Leopard

  1. I have so enjoyed reading the excerpts you’ve shared from this story, Veronica, and this one is no exception! So intriguing! I need more! 🙂

  2. Another intriguing snippet. Though I came in late, so I don’t know how much is because I missed stuff, or that you’re leaving hints for the reader to set up for later events. Works either way! The dreamscape idea is fascinating. One suggestion: when you say “unknown significance for her audience” it sounds like the significance is unknown to the audience, to the men she’s talking to. But I think you mean it’s unknown to her. Might need to reword that to make that clear, perhaps “held significance for the men that was beyond her” or something like that. Just a suggestion!

    • Yes, the significance of “significance” is going to need something in the editing process, I do believe and agree. Well, I kinda take the approach of being a bit enticing in these snippets, although hopefully not to the point of being annoying to my fellow Weekend Writing Warriors! Thank you for the feedback 🙂

  3. As always, I’ve very encouraged by all the comments and also that people have been enjoying this story. Tomorrow I’m going to launch into finishing it as my top priority (well, outside the day job), so we’ll see how long it takes to be polished and ready to submit. But one final excerpt (for now) next week, I promise. HUGS to the Weekend Writing Warriors!

  4. These excerpts keep getting better and better! I love the hint of an “unknown significance” tied to her ability! You need to finish this novel so I can sit down and read it all the way through:)

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