Great to see some familiar and some new faces this week 🙂 This snippet is from my WIP, Nightfire. You can check out other snippets from this book, or my other book, Ember, here. To meet some new authors, read some great writing, or join in the 8-sentence fun, stop by at Weekend Writing Warriors!
In this scene, Kera has begrudgingly teamed up with the hunters, Torren and Mina, to search for her sister, Hana. Mina is wounded with nightfire, from the Shadow attack. They have stopped to rest, and eat, and address some issues:
[Mina] growls, “Great. We’re wandering around in the wilds, risking our lives, and the feral doesn’t even know where we’re going.”
Torren looks up to meet my gaze, chewing a bite of their ration bread, strikingly similar to my own loaves, “Do you know where we’re going?”
I look away, my eyes towards the trees: They swirl with a strange-colored smoke, visible only to my eyes, connecting their trunks like threads–a trail. The earth’s hum resonates in my bones, stronger here–stronger everyday, the farther north we go. “Sort of.”
Mina laughs mirthlessly, “How do you know she’s not just running us to death?”
I dart my eyes back towards her, “If I wanted you dead, you would be.”
This makes Torren smile, though I don’t know why–he really is a strange human, “If she says she knows where she’s going, then she knows where she’s going; we just have to trust her.”
My eyes snap to his face, “How can you trust me?”
I wanted to share a little bit of their personalities, since the previous snippets have been a lot of action, and I really love the characters and voices in this one. Hope you like them as much as I do 🙂 Thanks so much for the continued input and support, the WeWriWa community has been great. I am debating one more snippet from Nightfire, before I take a break from WeWriWa for a little while. My experience has been great, but summer is about to end, I am moving into my first apartment, the semester starts soon, and I need a little break 🙂 Look forward to your posts, and happy 8sunday!
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