Hello fellow Warriors (and Snippeteers)! :-) Hope everyone in the states is having a good Labor Day weekend. And I hope everyone else is having a good early September weekend. :-)
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 Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com, then post 8 to 10 sentences of their work, published or unpublished, on their own blog to go live before 9:00 AM Sunday EST.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, and her dog Jobe, in a holding cell on an alien ship. The alien who abducted her has just begun recruiting prisoners by promising them extra food, better food. An enormous creature just volunteered. Last week's snippet ended with this: "The guards drew weapons, slowing down the behemoth."
We continue from there...
In the bright light, Lily could see it from head to toe. She might have been a little more careful in the dark if she’d gotten a good look at it before now. Thick hair covered from the top of its head to its feet. Shoe-less and in ragged clothes, it looked like someone had caught a Sasquatch and tried to domesticate it.
Dev Areen’s words yanked Lily from her thoughts. “Anyone else?” He stared at another large creature, naked skin in large rolls flopping on its frame. It stood and ambled his way, the single eye on its forehead never breaking contact with the alien in charge. Metal bracelets graced its ankles and wrists; broken bits of chain dangled from each.
That's it for this week. What works and what doesn't? I'm grateful for every bit of feedback you share.