Saturday, July 11, 2015

Grand Master's Pawn 8 8-10 sentences for #WeWriWa

Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Here, writers showcase their work with 8-10 sentences.
This week, I’ll continue the scene from Grand Master’s Pawn, where Lira the cat woman form Aman-el has rescued Violet from a gang of thugs. 

Lira grabbed her hand and they darted away into the anonymity of the crowds of festive students. The cat woman hissed as they ran, her fur puffed out and her ears flattened in anger.
When they reached a quiet spot among the trees, Violet panted, “Let’s rest here.”
They flopped to the ground under an oak tree, and tidied their clothes. Violet pulled a comb through the tangles in her hair, and Lira smoothed her soft brown fur. 
After they had recovered their breath, Lira asked, “Why did they attack you?”
Violet groaned, “I don’t understand, Lira. They taunted me for being a pawn, and insulted my Grand Master. Why do they hate my Grand Master?”
Lira sighed, “Many people fear the Grand Masters’ powers.” 


Last week’s sentences can be found at
http://auroraspringernovels.blogspot.com/2015/06/grand-masters-pawn-7-8-10-sentences-for.html
Grand Master's Pawn is free this weekend:

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15 comments:

  1. Hey Aurora - I'm really liking this action scene. I noticed all the world specific descriptive words and phrases you used: darted, hissed, fur puffed out. That really set the scene for me. Great Eight! (I'm enjoying reading Lira.)

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    1. She appears briefly in book 2 and more in book 3 (WIP).

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  2. Love your description of all of Lira's cat-like qualities. Great snippet!

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  3. I think Lira is great! Nice way to introduce the idea that maybe all is not wellbin paradise. Excellent snippet Aurora, thank you for sharing.

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  4. I think Lira is great! Nice way to introduce the idea that maybe all is not wellbin paradise. Excellent snippet Aurora, thank you for sharing.

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    1. It's not paradise, but normally a safe place for Violet to walk.

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  5. I agree with Christina, love how well you described Lira. I also love that Violet is getting an inkling things aren't all happy. Great job.

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  6. Sounds like Violet didn't do enough research before she jumped into all this. I like Lira! Excellent excerpt, foreshadowing things to come...

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    1. No, the Grand Masters are secretive. No one knows much about them.

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  7. Good job of building the mystery, Aurora. Why isn't her Grand Master liked? Interesting world building, too. Good 8!

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    1. Thanks!
      The Grand Masters keep apart from ordinary people. No one knows who or what they are.

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  8. It strikes me as a bit odd that Violet didn't know about the way most people saw the Grand Masters given how she knew how to hide her talent from them during her selection (and knew it was necessary). It casts an interesting touch to her backstory. We all have those things that we don't absorb/consider fully in the pursuit of our dreams. And now we know something about Violet.

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