Hello fellow Warriors (and Snippeteers)! :-) It's good to be back. I've been awfully busy, life things. Have a few busy weeks coming up, too. But this week I''m happy to be back and to have the time to peruse all of your wonderful snippets!
Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly bloghop. Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com, then post 8 to 10 sentences of their work, published or unpublished, on their own blog to go live before 9:00 AM Sunday EST. (We check signups and remove links when we don't find a wewriwa post-- to save our participants from clicking on empty links--so please have it live by 9:00 Sunday morning--eastern USA) Then we visit each other and read, comment, critique, encourage--all those things that do a solitary writer's heart good. Snippet Sunday group from facebook--not us, but many of our participants do both, can be found HERE.
This week's snippet: We're back to our main character, Lily. After Earth's invasion, she was captured by the wasp-like alien (Bulrager) slavers. She caught the attention of one of their military leaders who has forced her to go with him to another place in the ship. She's just about to realize that she is at a fighting ring. Last week's snippet ended with this: " Bulragers climbed makeshift ladders and ropes to reach seats perched on top of its rust-stained sides."
We continue from there...
" One of the aliens leaped to grasp the top of the wall then swung sideways to hook his leg on the upper edge. He hoisted himself up then another alien clapped him on the back. They sat next to each other, teeth clacking in their sick laughter.
Jesus H Christ. Dev Areen’s words came back to her, actually one very specific word. “Entertainment.” This was a fight ring. She looked at hairy, and then at flabby, both giants among humans, even among the Bulragers. Trying to will away her fear was useless; it was here to stay."
That's it for this week. What works and what doesn't? I'm grateful for every bit of feedback you share.