Have You Nothing To Say Weekend Writing Warriors

Warriors logo revisedHere’s the link to the Weekend Writing Warriors central page, so you can visit all the participants sharing excerpts today…a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! (Also welcome to the Sunday Snippet visitors!)

The WIP is an epic portal fantasy, which is undergoing a final edit and will be released after Star Cruise: Outbreak in the April/May 2016 time frame.

Sandy and Mark have been transported to an unknown world. This snippet is from  quite a bit further in the novel, after tey’ve left the mysterious mountain oasis, in the company of some new friends… Sandy was bitten by a snake named Sherabti, went into the green light with a woman unknown to her and now is sitting in a room she’s never seen before, with four women who seem to think Sandy is someone else…the Lady of the Star Wind…A new player, Haatrin, has entered the chamber and scolded the Moon Sisters.

Thunder rumbled outside the room, and the sisters cringed away as the newcomer hobbled closer. Haatrin bowed her head but appeared less afraid or in awe than Amrell and her Moon Sisters, “Grandmother Nuet, this interruption is unfortunate but may also have potential. We may have a new Lady of the Star Wind.” She gestured toward Sandy as if presenting a rare treat.

Now the crone’s attention switched to Sandy, who instinctively bowed her head as she would have to her own grandmother, the Outlier Empress. No question, but this newly arrived being commanded respect, whoever she might be. The name had a familiar sound as well. Remembering the altar in the abandoned village, Sandy speculated whether she drifted in a venom-induced dream, constructed from bits and pieces of her recent experiences. But this crone facing her could never be mistaken for a fertility goddess.

The woman pointed her staff at Sandy, “Have you nothing to say?” 

Nuet is hardly your kindly gramma LOL. There’s still quite a bit left to happen in this scene, so a few more weeks on it. Then I’m thinking maybe I’ll give you a teaser from STAR CRUISE: OUTBREAK, which I haven’t shared here at all.

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33 comments on “Have You Nothing To Say Weekend Writing Warriors

  1. I think she erred on the side of speak only when spoken to. 😀 Great snippet, Veronica. Now I’m terribly curious.

  2. So, Sandy comes with her own pedigree–granddaughter to the Outlier Empress…

    Interesting snippet–not sure if she’s in a venom induced state–lucid dreaming, perhaps? You have me curious, Veronica!

  3. So curious as to who this new woman is. Will she help Sandy? Looking forward to reading more from this scene! 🙂

  4. Going to be interested in what she has to say – in this situation my tongue would be tied into knots.

  5. Nuet – Nut – cool 🙂 Am so enjoying these excerpts, Veronica. Maybe dreams are the only way one gets to meet Nuet? Or not a dream after all? Have to keep reading to find out!


  6. I’m very curious now. Is she someone they’ve been waiting for and Sandy doesn’t know it? You spin fantasy so well and do such a great job world building.

  7. I’m really very curious about what Sandy’s being groomed for, here, and whether this is real (my bet), or merely dream…I’ve had dreams with this level of complexity and detail, which might in part explain the storytelling passion.

    I’ve missed a few of these, and I’m not likely to actually get “caught up” because I’m in the middle of so many things right now, but I always love stopping by, because there’s always something that spurs my imagination.

  8. Thank you, everyone, for the comments and for being so engaged in the scene, which makes it really fun for me! I figure we’ll go all the way to the end of this scene, so you’ll have some of the answers for this specific encounter. (Meanwhile, poor Mark…but he’s on his own right now LOL.)

  9. That’s a strange way of introducing herself. I wonder what she is expecting from Sandy. Personally, I think Sandy should be the one asking for explanations.

  10. Oooh, thunder rumbling outside at her entrance. Very ominous for this woman, love the air she gives off to make even Sandy know she deserves respect and bows her head.

    I’m also beginning to wonder just what purpose or job the Lady of the Star Wind has if these people think she could be a new one. What happened to the old one?

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