She Comes To Judge 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.

Hands folded across her stomach, Haatrin maintained her calm, detached demeanor, in stark contrast to the excitability of the younger women. “All will be decided soon. Sherabti has gone to inform the Mother of these occurrences and She comes to this place to judge.”

The Moon Sisters grew pale, exchanging furtive glances, and the light in the room dimmed. 

“We never meant to disturb Her,” Amrell said, biting her lip.

“Yet you took action in a place dedicated to me from ancient times.” The voice was like the crack of a whip. An elderly woman, clad in flowing garments of black, stood on the threshold, leaning heavily on an ebony cane, her withered hand clenched on the flared snake’s head carved at the top. “You feckless children summon me to attend to matters I left behind long ago.”

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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31 comments on “She Comes To Judge Weekend Writing Warriors

  1. I’m a little confused. She first says they took action in her place, and yet they summon her for tasks she’d left behind. Either way, they’re definitely in trouble. Good snippet, Veronica. 🙂

    • Yes, the snippet format does make it a challenge sometimes. Sandy and Mark had taken refuge in an ancient, abandoned temple during a sandstorm and it was there that she got bitten. The Moon Sisters knew she was in this temple (which I did identify in the book as belonging to The Mother eons ago); one of Sandy’s companions made a small sacrifice to The Mother, to thank her for sheltering them from the storm. That’s why the Moon Sisters were drawn to Sandy in the first place. So the primordial goddess is referring to the fact Sandy was in her temple and the Moon Sisters snatched her from there…

  2. Oh boy, somebody’s in trouble!! Those feckless sisters indeed. And when I first saw the post title, I did a double take… “Who’s coming to judge us weekend writing warriors?” LOL. Always love your snippets.

  3. Ooooo, someone’s in trouuuuuble. Make that four someones. I love the description of them paling and the room dimming, really makes you think this woman is not one to tick off or disturb. I love the snake head cane too, it adds to her almost foreboding sense. Great snippet!

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