Sunday, November 10, 2019

WeWriWa: Battle Scars . . . RISE BY MOONLIGHT



You can recognize your friends when they share the same scars you have. Kindred goals and the same dark pasts bind former enemies into allies of necessity. Enjoy this scene from my now perennial W.I.P. RISE BY MOONLIGHT

“Aren’t you afraid of being bitten by that dog you tease with questions of trust?” 

He smiled at her cynicism, admitting, “Maybe, but I like them, Charlotte, and I can’t say that about many people. I understand them, the things they want, the things they fear, the things they stand for and I know how it feels to suffer the kind of losses they have. I’d rather have wild dogs like them running loose on my property than those collared pets sniffing around my porch pretending to be tame while looking for a place to sink their teeth.” 

As her hand covered his, they watched the five Terriots cross the porch outside the wide vista of windows. Though the morning was damp and cold, they stripped off shirts, shoes and socks to stretch and limber up. 

Cee Cee jumped as Max’s elbow caught her in the ribs. 

“You might want to suck up that drool.” 

She provided a naughty smile. “I was admiring their impressive . . . scars.”

I can’t believe it’s been over a YEAR since I began this last adventure in my “By Moonlight” dark shapeshifter series! Finally, there’s a light at the end of the series. One-by-one my plot lines are wrapping up as my last few chapters tie those threads together. If I was seriously doing NaNo, I’d be done by the time I leave for my New Orleans vacay in two weeks, but life (and a bad car battery) conspired against me. Still, there’s a chance that I may be doing first round edits of a completed draft while overlooking the NOLA in the city that birthed these books. 


Okay, back to Chapter 25 . . .

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25 comments:

  1. Nancy, you captured the whole scene so well. I felt I was right there listening to every word.

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  2. Scars? Yeah, sure! ;) A great snippet, Nancy!

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  3. Such a powerful and beautifully written snippet! I totally hear you on the NaNo struggles, but we still have 2/3 of the month remaining! Let's write, write like the wind! :)

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  4. I enjoyed the flow of the snippet and the thoughts expressed. The first sentence kind of threw me but I imagine it flows fine if one is reading the entire book (I don't think of teasing dogs with questions so I'm just in a too-literal mood today LOL)...the rest of the dog analogy was perfect IMHO. And I can certainly imagine the impressive...scars she's admiring.

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    1. Remember-they're shapeshifters (think Dogs of War). In context there'll be no confusion. Scars? Hardly!

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  5. It was very easy to picture this scene,

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  6. Interesting that he refers to them as a pack of wild dogs. I'm curious to find out how this trust came about.

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  7. I can't imagine Charlotte drooling at
    any other man when she has Max Savoie!!

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  8. Yeah, yeah, yeah...their...scars. lolol!

    Nice visual, Nancy!

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  9. This ws such a visual scene - I could really picture it and I wanted more!

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  10. Yes I'm sure it was the impressive scars.

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  11. Considering how the Terriotts look (from their books), I can just see CeCe drool. lol I hope you make it to NOLA. That is one fine city, if you don't visit in July (like I have).

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    1. I've been three during the 90-90-90 months (90 degrees, 90 percent humidity, 90 percent of the time-and they aren't kidding!) and a couple on either side. November is the prime month high 70, low 50 - perfect! OCD organizing my suitcase already!

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  12. Yesss... Scars. Of course.
    Interesting outlook that Max has, too. Inclined to agree with him.

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    1. LOL Yes, Max has a unique way of seeing things.

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  13. Yours article is very helpful. Thank you for providing this type of information.

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