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Saturday, 16 September 2017

#WeWriWar, Snippet Sunday - Children Of The Mist: The underground river


Welcome to Weekend Writing Warrior and 8 Sentence Sunday, the weekly hop for everyone who loves to read and write! We've got a variety of genres and talented writers just waiting for you to come sample their work.

Writers share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet on Sunday each week. Be sure to visit the other writers - they're listed below:

If you'd to share your own 8-10 sentence snippet, whether published or not, follow the link and sign up. It's a great community to be a part of! 

I'm currently sharing excerpts from Children Of The Mist the second book in
The Destiny Trilogy.

This snippet carries on a bit further from last week's snippet which you can read HERE

Vidarh is on his way to Gladsheim, the capital city of the icy planet Niflheim. A telepath, like all Nifls, he is being guided by Tamarith, through the treacherous mountain passages. (Alittle licence with punctuation to keep within the sentence limit.)


You don't have far to go, I will keep sending you the directions, you should be near the river now. 

Yes. I hear it up ahead. 

Be careful--we had heavier than usual snowstorms last winter. With the coming of spring, the melting snow and ice has swelled the volume of water. 

Vidarh made his way along the tunnel, partly guided by his telepathic link with Tamarith, and partly by his own senses. Eventually it widened out into a
large cave, through which the underground river roared as it cut its way through the mountain. 

On the shingle of the boulder-strewn shore, several small boats bobbed against their moorings. After ensuring his pack was securely fastened around his waist, he climbed into one, and lashed the torch to the prow. He cast off, and took up the paddle. The river bore the craft along at a tremendous rate and it needed all his skill and attention to save the craft from dashing against the rocks.

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Two minds united against a common foe. Two hearts afraid to show their love:Long ago Tamarith fell in love with a man she can never have, and is convinced she will never love another. However, she cannot help but be intrigued by a handsome stranger whose psychic powers exceed even her own.

Vidarh seeks only to find his true purpose in life and to win the regard of his father, who eschews his son’s psychic abilities. Thrown together by a common threat to their planet, then torn apart by an evil greater than any they could have imagined, can Vidarh save the lovely Nifl woman who has captivated him, before it is too late?

Will Tamarith and Vidarh overcome the deadly enemy who threatens to destroy all they know and love? Will they find the happiness they both seek? Or are they fated to live their lives alone?
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28 comments:

  1. Nice snippet! Sounds like a dangerous journey.

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    1. Thank you Jessica - yes, and the worst is yet to come!

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  2. Hope he's into river rafting. Good snippet, Hywela. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Siobahn - luckily he's very resourceful - and he has a good guide!

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  3. The trip to Gladsheim seems to be a long one.

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    1. Thank you Aurora, glad you liked it.

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  5. His journey is just one thing after another. He needs some downtime LOL! But I enjoyed the snippet...

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    1. LOL - and it's not over yet - hopefully if he survives the journey, Tamarith will have a warm welcome prepared for him!

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  6. Love that graphic!! It so fits with your excerpt and descriptions.

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    1. Thanks Nancy, I love finding graphics to illustrate my stories!

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  7. I love the beauty in your writing.

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    1. That's so kind of you, thank you Kimberly x

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  8. I like the description you use in your writing, I can picture the shore and its many boulders.

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    1. Thanks Jacob.I'm glad the description came across.

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  9. Exciting snippet. He is so lucky he could hear her directing him. I sure hope he survives.

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    1. Hi Diane. He certainly needs Tamarith's help, that's for sure!

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  10. This sounds like a dangerous journey, but at least he has guidance.

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    1. Hello Elaine, yes, this part of the journey is the most dangerous, and the situation would be much worse if he didn't have Tamarith to guide him.

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  11. I've been white water rafting--it's fun. This sounds like a much more high stakes version!

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    1. You're right there, Caitlin, and it's about to get worse!

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  12. Great imagery. I could picture the scene perfectly.

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  13. Gladsheim certainly doesn't sound like an easy city to reach. Is there a reason there's no "main road" to get to it?

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