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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Weekend Writing Warriors: August 24, 2014


 



Welcome Warriors, and Snipsuns.  So glad you could stop by for a visit. :-)  Holymoly! August is whupped. Next weekend is Labor Day (end of summer holiday in USA) ! Yikes!

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     Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly bloghop. Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com, then post 8 sentences of their work, published or unpublished, to go live between noon, Saturday and 9:00 AM Sunday EST. 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


Someone commented last week about the word, "juman". It is a change up on the word "human" and it is what these people are--with the exception of Tayden, who is an Albainne.
 
    The travelers are now on the boat that is taking them upriver into the Firce Mountains.  Tayden has just asked Wiley if his Maker ever answers when he talks to him.  :-)  We are still in Kad's POV.

 

     “Yep. Back when I was wet behind the ears, not river-taught yet. But I got by just fine cause of already knowing
everything.”
     Tayden’s brows pinched and he started to speak, but Kad cut him off. “He’s making a joke at his own expense.” Kad turned to Wiley and added, “He’s a little slow at times, picking up on humor.”   
     Wiley stopped smiling, and his tone had lost its lightheartedness when he said, “My Maker answered me real clear. And it was a question I didn’t even know I was asking." 

That's it. What works, what doesn't? Thank you so much for visiting and sharing your opinion! It does mean so much. 
    



Real world news... Granddaughter number 2 "Ava" arrived Monday morning just before 9:00 AM. She weighed just shy of 8 lbs, and had a full head of hair.  This photo is of her arriving home late Thursday afternoon.



50 comments:

  1. Wiley continues to fascinate me. I like that Kad is so protective of Tayden.
    Congrats on beautiful granddaughter #2!

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    1. He is. He's like a brother. :-) They do have a long history. Thanks for visiting, Chelle! :-)

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  2. Muti-faceted snippet here. One minute I laugh over Wiley; then my heart is touched with protective care of Kad toward Tayden. The sudden shift of mood and we see another deep side of Wiley. Fascinating eight.
    Grand babies are wonderful and you can always wave bye-bye and go home.

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    1. Yeah, Wiley. Quite the character--he was to be a small mention. But he demanded to be heard. :-)

      Oh, you're so right, Charmaine. They are a joy to have, then a joy to give back. :-) !

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  3. Congrats, grandma! Your granddaughter is amazing. She looks so much older than a newborn. She's ready to take on the world!

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  4. Intriguing snippet with engaging dialogue. I liked it very much. Congrats on the new granddaughter!

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    1. Thanks...and thanks!! Have a good week, Frank :-)

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  5. Enjoyed the snippet, very engaging.

    Juneta at Writer's Gambit

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  6. I always enjoy your dialogue. Nice 8. And congratulations on the beautiful granddaughter!

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  7. Engaging dialog.
    Gorgeous baby!

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  8. Gotta love Makers that answer questions before they're asked! And congratulations again on that sweet bundle of joy, she's sooo beautiful !!!

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  9. Aww... beautiful baby. Congratulations. And loved Wiley's answer about his Maker.

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    1. Thanks, Gem. I think she is.

      And thanks for visiting!

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  10. Adorable grand baby! Congrats.

    I like the line about the maker answering on a question not asked. Intriguing!

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  11. Wiley's joke made me smile :)

    I suspect the "answer" may be something to do with that joke. People who know everything usually find the truth the hard way.

    Congrats on a beautiful baby to add to the family!

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    1. Thanks, Ian. Glad it made you smile. And thanks! The family is growing. :-)

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  12. First things first, your new granddaughter is so cute! Congratulations! Enjoyed the excerpt, love the way Wiley talks. River-taught was a great compound word. So, excellent snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Veronica! I like putting cute little babies first! :-) Wiley...ugh! I might have to tell him to hush. I mean, Drave might have to do it. ;-)

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  13. What a precious little darling! And this is your GRAND DAUGHTER? You look as if you are in high school!

    Teresa, thank you kindly for coming by and leaving a comment. I wish you much happiness as you too venture into your writing experience. My husband and I love to read and write poetry and now that the school year is starting up again, we will have to balance our work with poetry play, but that's OK. You need to live and work in order to write.

    Best of luck! Anita

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    1. Thank you so much, Anita. Your blog is incredible! :-)

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  14. I have a feeling Tay is ahead of Kad on this one.

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    1. Tay has a long way to go, but he really is a fast learner. Thanks for visiting. Sue Ann! :-)

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  15. Great snippet as always, love the characters you have created. Like the line about his pinched brows. Also, huge congrats on grandbaby number two! She is beautiful :)

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    1. Thanks, Victoria. Babies are so sweet! Even when they cry. :-)

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  16. Love it when a character doesn't get humor from another culture. It's just so "human" to not understand something not native to you. Great reaction from Wiley, too. Loved this snippet.

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  17. Sorry, but that sweet baby stole the show. She's gorgeous. the excerpt is great. I like the dialogue.

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    1. Haha! Yes, the show and my heart! Thanks, Elaine!

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  18. Congratulations! As usual, I love Wiley. He has the most interesting, mysterious things to say.

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  19. Wow, love his conviction and his understanding. And congrats on the new little one, Teresa. :)

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  20. Ava is just beautiful, Teresa!

    And Wiley is wonderful, as always. :D

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  21. Ava is so adorable : ) Congrats!!! I really love Wiley, love his rough spun wisdom.

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  22. Congratulations on the new baby. She looks very cute.
    Great snippet. Love how Wiley is making fun of himself and how Kad has to explain it.

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    1. Awe, thanks, Tina. I think she is. And thanks for visiting and your kind words. :-)

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  23. Wow, that's some strong dialogue! I got a really good sense of the speakers in just a few words.

    Congrats on the granddaughter. What a cutie!

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  24. Congrats on the cute baby!
    Love the snippet and how they hurry to explain that he normally doesn't understand humor. LOL

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    1. Humor is pretty important, lol. It's risky to have it misunderstood. ;-) Thanks, Elyzabeth!

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  25. I liked that you showed body language with the conversation; it helped set the mood of the characters. Great job!

    Keep smiling,
    Yawatta

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