So I’m trying out this Six Sentence Sunday business, which seems like not only a great way to give folks snippets of what you’re working on, but also to keep me motivated as well. If I don’t have something to post for the Six Sentence Sunday, then that means I’m falling off the writing wagon. 😉
Here’s a little snippet of the fairy tale I finished up this week. It still needs some editing before I begin shopping it around, but after sitting in my writing folder for the past 3-4 months, I finally wiped the dust off and finished it.
Setup: Catharine lives in the woods as a lone hunter, Telis wandered up from the village below.
Telis was trembling, “There are many who fear you, lady. Many who say you lure men to their deaths in these woods.”
Catharine laughed outright at that, “Lure men to their deaths? I dare say they come hunting my death, and I am forced to defend myself. You are indeed the first to actually speak to me as though I am human and not some beast of the woods.”
He seemed surprised, “You are human then?”
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Great premiere with that six! Nicely written and very intriguing. Thank you.
Glad you enjoyed it! I always love writing in fairy tale style, and this one was especially fun.
Intriguing interaction and reveal – nice six.
Thank you – it is definitely a bit of a reveal, but certainly not the *entire* reveal. I don’t want to give too much away in the snippet! 😉
I’m so glad you dusted this off! Thanks for posting it. I want to know more about Catherine.
I’m glad I did too! I guess that’s why we keep an incomplete folder around right? I’m glad Catharine’s grabbed your attention. She certainly has a strong personality.
This is why I love YA fantasy. The fascination, the mystery, the need to know what’s going on!!! xD Honestly, can i haz moar? (sorry, the Icanhazcheezeburger meme just attacked)…seriously, good job.
Haha, I’m glad you enjoyed it! This piece is kind of built around mystery, and the reader doesn’t really understand why Catharine has this lifestyle until later in the story. Now to go finish editing it and start shipping it about.
(That’s okay, icanhazcheezeburger is known for randomly hijacking threads! xD)
…real quick, sorry for assuming YA, if it isn’t xD
No problem! I actually hadn’t even considered it to be YA, but now that you mention it, it fits the genre very well! This is kind of a snippet of her young life where she learns more than she wanted from the real world. So yeah, definitely YA material. 😉