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Saturday, 21 April 2018

Weekend Writing Warriors #SundaySnippet - 'Dancing With Fate' - ""...I may not be able to help you"

Hi fellow  Snippeteers and readers.  Welcome to  my Weekend Warriors post  and another snippet from my fantasy novella. Thank you to everyone who's been following my snippets so far. Don't forget to visit the other authors at the link below this post, there's something for all tastes.

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I'm currently sharing snippets from my fantasy novella 'Dancing With Fate'.

Last week:
Terpsichore, muse of the dance, has been summoned by Apollo to return t 5th Century Wales to renew the Celts' spirits and love of music and dance. His next words fill her with dismay.

"It is well; you will need to use subtlety, though. Times have changed since you were last there, it would be better for you to take the form of a mortal."


SNIPPET(Some creative punctuation to comply with 10  sentence rule.)

"What—give up my immortality?"

"No, not give it up, I doubt Zeus would allow that, nor would you want it from the expression on your face. Zeus and I have discussed the matter and feel you should pretend to be mortal for a while. Mingle with the people, bestow on them the enthusiasm to dance again." He paused, "of course you will not be able to use any of your powers..." She drew in her breath, unable to hide her dismay. That could present a problem, she was not used to being without her magick.
Apollo seemed to read her thoughts. "At least," he went on, "not before mortals, or in a way it could be discerned, you must not allow your inner psyche to glow when you are among them. Know also, that your powers may wane and you may not be able to get inside their minds or use the gift of foretelling." He looked even more serious, "if you have a problem, I may not be able to help you." 
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31 comments:

  1. I think it would be hard to give up powers after living with them for your entire life. I think it would be easy to slip up. Nice snippet!

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    1. Yes, Terpsichore's going to find it very hard, and as it says in the blurb, there's a 'hidden agenda' she's completely unaware of, at the moment.

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  2. Fascinating, my friend. Like total WOW!

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  3. Translating from ancient Greek to English: "You're on your own, kid, and are probably screwed!"

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  4. LOL Ed, succinctly put and on the mark as always!

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  5. So far it's been all bad news here from Apollo, other than her not losing her immortality. What a set of challenges! Should be really fascinating to read how she goes about accomplishing her tasks. Loved the snippet - Apollo just keeps piling it on!

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    1. Thanks Veronica, yes, it's certainly not going to be plain sailing for her, although originally the task seemed quite simple.

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  6. Not an easy task then - she'll be on her own with fading powers.

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    1. No, and she doesn't know it yet, but this is just a cover for her real task!

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    1. Thanks Rosemary - so glad you liked it! x

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  8. When powers are so much a part of you, they'll be very hard to do without. A bit like asking someone today to do without any form of electronics!

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    1. You're so right Botanist - it would be like being stranded in a strange place without a cell phone! :)

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  9. Uh oh... Sounds like she's on her own. :-)

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    1. She is, pretty much, but I think she may have a few tricks up her sleeve!

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  10. All those rules! She's going to have a tough time obeying. Should prove interesting. Looking forward to reading more.

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    1. Yes, it wasn't all beer and skittles being a Greek muse! :)

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  11. How does she stop her inner psyche from glowing? Sounds intriguing.

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    1. That's something only known to the Muses - and Apollo, but she can control a lot of things, including that! :)

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  12. Oh, she's in trouble! What a fabulous set-up, Lyn. I can't wait to see how she handles it.

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  13. She'll have to function the way the rest of us do!

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    1. She will, Elaine, but unfortunately for her, she's not used to doing that! :)

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  14. Sounds like a challenge haha

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  15. "So, yeah, Let me just make this impossible for you, but at least you have my help, right?" Hah, I'm sure she's got a tough decision. Great snippet, Hywela.

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    1. Thanks Siobhan, yes he's not making it easy for her!

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  16. From Daelyn Morgana (BlogSpot is being a glitchy pain on me tonight):
    Oh, lovely, no magick, look mortal, and no external help? Why not just throw her to the wolves, Apollo? She might have better luck! LOL. Great writing, I could just picture their expression perfectly.

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    1. Thanks for persisting, Daelyn, yes Blogger can be a real pain sometimes. Apollo isn't quite as ruthless as he may appear. He does care for Terpsichore and just doesn't want her to put herself in danger by drawing too much attention to herself! She doesn't see it that way, of course.

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  17. That's a tall order for her. I hope she's up to the challenge.

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