Sunday, October 28, 2018

WeWriWa: It’s a (Shapeshifter) Family Affair


No one likes to hear a hard truth, especially when it’s from the one person you think will understand. That’s where we left Kip, our hero from PRINCE OF DREAMS, as he confesses some surprising revelations to his older, wiser and cynical brother, Colin (from PRINCE OF POWER), telling him the truth about his feelings for the female he’s in New Orleans to use and betray . . . but has come to love. 


Alarm jumped through his brother before understanding relaxed him. "She knows your family name, that you're from Nevada, but does she know what you are, that you hunt trails with your nose to the ground and eat what you catch while it's warm? Have you told her what's required of your bond mate?"

"Enough, Colin, that's enough," Kip cried as he exploded off the couch and began to pace. "I don't want to pull her into a world full of violence and pride."

Colin sat silent for a long moment then posed, "You'd live in her world, walking away from your family?" There was no blame in his words, just puzzlement.

"I don't know, Col, I just don't know. There's got to be a middle ground, for both of us, you and me."

That snatched back the cynical smile as he drawled, "Right, and the rest of the ugly world we live in is just going to step back and let us live it."

Here’s where he finds himself . . .


Love this video! Sly & the Family Stone/Earth, Wind & Fire was one of the first concerts I went to with my older sister at my future university’s fieldhouse. Still rockin’ it soulfully!

If you’re looking for some non-caloric treats to celebrate the upcoming holiday, fill your goodie bag (and your eyes!) with my princes from the “House of Terriot”. Sinfully good.


Prince of Honor
Book 1
Prince of Power
Book 2
Prince of Fools
Book 3
Prince of Dreams
Book 4







   

   

   

   

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24 comments:

  1. What a quandary. I wonder how he will choose. ;-)

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  2. Life is confusing enough. Good snippet

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  3. So much conflict there. Unfortunately, I don't think the answer is an easy one. Great snippet!

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    1. Nothing about their family dynamics is easy (but it makes for good conflict!).

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  4. Kip's certainly got his challenges. Right now he seems to be at the very natural stage of wanting to have his cake and eating it too...which doesn't work, especially in his world. Great snippet!

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    1. A tough balance to try to maintain. Something will have to give.

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  5. Julie Evelyn JoyceOctober 28, 2018 at 1:17 PM

    I love the conflict you've created here. So well written! Happy Halloween to you, Nancy. You've certainly given us lots of treats! :)

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  6. He's between a rock and a hard place. He's worried about her. Shows his selflessness. Will she reciprocate? If they truly love each other, she will.

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    1. A familiar place for him and all his brothers.

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  7. This hints at an allegory of the difficulty of fitting into the world when you're different inside -- and that's something all of us, even the non-shapeshifters, can identify with.

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  8. I like Colin's remark about their world not allowing them their happiness. Even their most desired dreams are out of their control.

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  9. It's really hard to imagine a safe middle ground in this world. Though it'll be interested to see what kind of a solution he finds.

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  10. He's got a point, but what a terrible situation to be in - will he be able to find a middle ground, it seems unlikely at the moment.

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    1. An impossible situation. My job is done! For the moment.

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  11. It is a true dilemma trying to fit in to both worlds. Enjoyed the snippet.

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  12. Oh, what a horrible situation. That line was... ouchie. I hope he can find a solution. Great snippet!

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  13. Living in two worlds is one of the hardest things to do. I hope he comes up with a solution. Leaving his family behind may only solve the problem temporarily. I get the feeling that "family affairs" will come looking for him no matter whether he's in or out of the family. Great snippet.

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