Hello fellow Warriors (and Snippeteers)! :-) NOOOOOvember! The month of Nanos and Turkeys--and sometimes--first snowfalls. I hope all of you Nanowrimos are doing great! I, for one, am hopelessly behind.
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 Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com, then post 8 to 10 sentences of their work, published or unpublished, on their own blog to go live before 9:00 AM Sunday EST.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 realized that she is at a fighting ring. Last week's snippet ended with this: "A Bulrager lowered a ladder and blue-black shoved her in front of him then pointed at the bottom rungs. “Climb.”
We continue from there...
It really stuck in her craw to do as she was told, but she kept her mouth shut and she climbed. Maybe she’d be spared and she’d live to fight another day. Or even better, to escape if she saw an opportunity.
When she took her seat next to the Bulrager commander, she shuddered at her elevated view of the floor. Stains mottled the rusted metal with an even darker brown color. Blood. She felt sick. So this must be how they pass the long days between capturing slaves, and unloading them somewhere out in the hinterlands of space to sell to the highest bidder.
That's it for this week. What works and what doesn't? I'm grateful for every bit of feedback you share.