Hello fellow Warriors (and Snippeteers)! :-)
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 Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com, then post 8 to 10 sentences of their work, published or unpublished, on their own blog to go live before 9:00 AM Sunday EST.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: "Trying to will away her fear was useless; it was here to stay."
We continue from there...
"Like so many times in the last couple of months when she’d been outnumbered or cornered, she told herself, “It’s not a good day to die.” Really, though, what day was? Her thoughts went to Ben and the girls—and the only way she’d ever get to see them again. If it took everything she had, she needed to come out of this with at least a shred of life left in her.
She watched the Bulrager guards bring in four men. There was no way they were from Earth--not the way their jaws jutted out even farther than their noses. But just like humans, they were small compared to the monsters waiting in the ring.
Dev Areen grabbed her hair and pulled her to the wall. A Bulrager lowered a ladder and blue-black shoved her in front of him then pointed at the bottom rungs. “Climb.”
That's it for this week. What works and what doesn't? I'm grateful for every bit of feedback you share.