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Saturday, 23 June 2018

#Sunday Snippets, #Weekend Warriors, 'Dancing With Fate' - Terpsichore dances ...

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

Last time:
Terpsichore, muse of dance, has completed her mission in 5th Century Wales. (or so she thinks. She decides to bathe in a waterfall before she leaves.

 (As usual, some creative editing of punctuation and slight variation from published version to comply with 10 sentence rule)



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At last, she stepped out onto the grass that fringed the pool and looked skyward. How long had she been bathing -- Helios was already on his homeward journey, although his light still warmed the air and he had not yet painted the sky in its twilight hues.

Shaking her arms free of the silvery drops of water, the muse then squeezed the wetness from her long hair, of which she was inordinately proud. Of all her womanly attributes, she loved her hair the best. It was so fine and silky; it took hardly any time to dry. She spread her arms and let the warm air vanquish the last of the moisture from her skin. Oh, this land was fair, she raised her arm in salute to Helios, knowing he could see whatever his warmth touched.

Terpsichore twirled around on tiptoe, bending back her head and taking in the craggy mountaintops, the trees full-leafed and swaying slightly in the warm breeze. On an impulse, she began to dance, she conjured up a silky himation between her fingers and swirled it above her head as she moved to the accompaniment of her own voice. So involved was she in her dancing she failed to realize she was no longer alone.
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DANCING WITH FATE
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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23 comments:

  1. She's definitely enjoying herself. I wonder who is watching.

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    1. Oh, she is, she's lost in the moment!

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Charmaine, you are such a lovely boost to my confidence!

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  3. Wonderful snippet. Now to find out who is watching. Friend or foe?? Tweeted.

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    1. Thanks Daryl - and thanks for the tweet x

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  4. Enjoyed the snippet - her happiness and the beauty of the moment came through so clearly, then with an artfully ominous note right at the end. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Veronica - glad you liked it, I enjoyed writing this scene!

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  5. You really capture her joy and spontaneity!

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  6. Loved the exuberance of this snippet! And the picture is perfect for the description of her dance. I hope whoever if watching isn't planning to disrupt her joy.

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    1. Thanks Jenna - glad you liked the picture too, I love 'playing around' with graphics to make them fit the text!

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  7. That last line is a wicked little upset in a lovely scene. o.O

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    1. She's just so absorbed in her dancing, she became oblivious to anything else!

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  8. Somebody's watching. He (or she) is getting quite an eyeful. Great scene. Her happiness in dancing shines through.

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  9. Haha! Dance like no one is watching. ;-)

    SHe didn't want to be among the mortals, but she sure seems to like it here now. :-)

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  10. Fantastic descriptions. Can't wait to see who is there with her.

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