Sunday, November 11, 2018

WeWriWa: His Brother’s Keeper


Sorry I missed my last weekly installment from PRINCE OF DREAMS. Frustration and stress from my interim job ground out every last creative spark. Fortunately, it led to great news I’ll share after today’s 8-10 line excerpt which follows hero Kip’s sobering conversation with his older, world-weary brother, Colin about a future with the girl of his dreams . . .


"Why can't it be like that?" Kip argued on behalf of his fragile hopes. 

"Because the rest of the world doesn't want to see us happy after all the things we've done." Hands on his knees, Colin pushed up to his massive height, concluding, "I've got no other answer, for either of us." 

"That sucks." 

"Yes, it does." 

The bitter truth in his brother’s grim words forced Kip to demand, "What does that leave us with?" 

"Duty and honor, battle and blood, and a bonfire to release our souls." Colin sighed his heavy conclusion, "And a battle's about to begin in my back yard so you stay clear, you hear?" 

"What are you into, Col?" Kip asked, heart pounding as he looked beyond his own selfish woes to the dangers of their current situation. 

"Retribution, little brother, and it's going to be a bitch."

Not what a young Romeo wants to hear. Watch for Kip’s reaction next week.

With two weeks off before the start date of my dream job and a three day Write In this weekend, I’m letting the stress roll off to say “Hello again” to book 15 (and the final chapter) of my shapeshifter series. 


I have a lot to be thankful for this month!! How about you, fellow Weekend Warriors?


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24 comments:

  1. A shining moment before the storm. Go, go and sit up straight.

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  2. Congratulations, Nancy!

    It's sad that that's all they have to look forward to, but I have a feeling Kip isn't going to accept things that way.

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    1. Neither of them are the kind to settle. Time to shake things up.

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  3. That's a very grim outlook. I hope he's wrong.

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  4. Sounds like some dire events ahead for the characters! Glad to hear things are going well for you in real life though...enjoyed the snippet as always.

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  5. I love the last line. It looks like your characters are in for some hard times... can't wait to read more. And congrats on that exciting new job!

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  6. Wow, Colin is one jaded guy, and with good reason, it sounds like. So glad you have some good things to look forward to.

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  7. A dream job is a much grander thing to look forward to that retribution, IMHO.

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  8. Love the last line. I can't wait to see what happens next.

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  9. I'm so glad you got your dream job. Whoo-hoo!!!

    You really show Colin's world-weariness. Kip just got a wake-up call. This is his life, for real. Reality is a bitch.

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  10. Congrats on the job.

    It sounds like they both have rough roads ahead. Retribution, yikes. That's never a good sign.

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    1. Thanks, Sheila!! Rough roads indeed. Never ends well.

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  11. I'm intrigued to find out what dire events are in store for your characters. Great banter.

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