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Sunday, 8 April 2018

Snippet Sunday - Dancing With Fate: Even if he was the magnificent Apollo, she would not be patronised.

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Hi   fellow  Snippeteers and readers.  Welcome to another snippet from my fantasy novella and don't forget to visit the other authors at the link above.

 Terpsichore, the muse of dance  knows there is something Apollo wants from her when he talks to her about her previous visit to the Celts in the land of Cymru, now known as Wales. You can read last week's snipper HERE

 (Some punctuation rearrangements to comply with 10 sentence rule)


DANCING WITH FATE
Capel Curig, Wales


"I inspired them with music and dancing which they embraced readily. I believe in times to come they will be famed for their love of melody, and the grace with which they express it in their singing and their dance."

A slight crease appeared on Apollo's brow, normally as smooth and clear as the polished black marble of the great throne of Zeus. "Only if you return to impart these skills once more; much has been lost in their skirmishes and fighting to protect their land. A great melancholy has come upon them, I need you to return and inspire them to dance again."

Terpsichore sighed, a little, soft sigh that echoed through the hall like the singing of the breeze in summer leaves. "My lord—Apollo—I had not thought to return to the lands of mortals—not for a few hundred years, anyway. Is it truly necessary?"

Apollo's expression grew severe, a small frown played above his eyes and his face darkened slightly, like the sun going behind a cloud.

"Indeed it is, Terpsichore, as the Muse of Dance, it is your duty."

Terpsichore swallowed the sharp retort that rose in her throat. Duty indeed, how dare he suggest she was neglectful of her duty - even if he was the magnificent Apollo, she would not be patronised. 


BLURB
(Cover by Miss Mae)
When Terpsichore, the Muse of Dance, is assigned to revisit the land of Wales, her task seems simple enough. She is unaware there is a hidden agenda. Before she can return to Olympus her path crosses that of the mysterious Myrddin, and her heart is lost. But Myrddin is promised to another. His mind is set on the dangerous task that lies before him, and the woman he has sworn to save. Nevertheless, he cannot deny the growing attraction between him and the beautiful stranger he meets along the way. 

 Terpsichore and Myrddin face a deadly force that threatens to part them forever. Is she destined to lose the only man she has ever truly loved? Is there nothing she can do to save him? Finally, when all seems lost, in desperation she finds herself DANCING WITH FATE. 







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32 comments:

  1. I wonder if she'll obey or ignore him. Nice snippet!

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    1. Thanks Jessica - I don't think she's allowed to ignore him!:)

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  2. Your writing is so incredibly descriptive. "...like the sun going behind a cloud." Perfect.

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    1. Aw. thanks Teresa, you're so sweet and really boost my self confidence!

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  3. Interesting that she's standing up to Apollo as much as she can. Enjoyed the snippet!

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    1. Yes, she's quite fiesty but knows there are limits she can't cross!

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  4. Good job with Apollo's personality!

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    1. Thanks Amy, he was an intersting character to try nd portray.

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  5. I wonder why she didn't want to go back so soon? Not even to insure that her gift of dance was assured in the mortal land. He's right, it is her duty. Nice snippet!

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    1. Thank you Jenna - it's just that she's happy on Olympus and she has other things she wants to do. :)

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  6. I love how in a few simple sentences you manage to convey such deep sadness.

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    1. Thanks Botanist, I'm glad that came across!

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  7. Well, Apollo need not say no more! Off Terpsichore should go! Nice snippet!

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    1. Thanks Frank. You're right of course, she doesn't really have a lot of choice.

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  8. Loving this already - Wales needs her (and given history, she must have returned :) ). Great snippet!

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    1. Thanks so much Adriana, glad you're enjoying it!

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  9. This is such a wonderful concept, and makes sense considering the Welsh love of and aptitidue for music.

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    1. Thanks Christina, that's what I thought too! :)

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  10. I love the idea of Terpsichore's assignment. You know Wales better than I, of course, but I'm a wee bit surprised you didn't choose a muse of singing, as that's what this total outsider most associated with Wales.

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    1. That's a really good point Ed. The answer is that this was originally one of nine novellas, commissioned by my publisher for an anthology with eight other authors. One of the other writers had already chosen Euterpe, so I went with Terpsichore - the Welsh do love to dance too! :)

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  11. I wonder why she is reluctant to return to Wales.

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    1. I think she just doesn't want to leave Olympus!:)

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  12. Love the tension between these two. I could feel how difficult it was for Terpsichore to hold her tongue. I'm curious to know more.

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  13. Great tease, Lyn! Love the inclusion of mythology into any story. Can't wait to read more.

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    1. Thanks Nancy, mythology can be such fun!

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  14. I can see why she'd be annoyed about him telling her how to do her job. But maybe he's right, hundreds of years is a long time to leave humans alone!

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  15. Yes, it's a long time for humans - but nothing to an immortal, she's forgotten how fleeting human lifespans are! :)

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  16. I'm starting to like her a lot more, she's got some spunk it seems. Good tension between them.

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    1. Aw thanks so much, yes, she's quite a feisty little muse!

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