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Sunday, 3 June 2018

Weekend Writing Warriors #SundaySnippet - 'Dancing With Fate' - "...would you prefer me to materialize in all my glory?"

Hi fellow  Snippeteers and readers.  Welcome to  my Weekend Warriors post. After all the excitement of last week's Royal Wedding  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.

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Terpsichore, muse of dance, has been given a new mission by Apollo, to restore joy and the love of dancing to the Celts of 5th Century Wales. Now she has completed her task. Terpsichore has chosen those she inspired with care. The music will not die again.  The joy of the dance will remain ,whatever befalls the people of Wales. Her mission is complete and she looks forward to her return to Olympus. (As usual, creative editing of punctuation from published version to comply with 10 sentence rule)


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The sound of the waterfall behind her caught her attention, oh, how she missed the spring of Hippocrene, created when Pegasus struck the rock of the Helicon Mountain with his hoof and the crystal water poured forth. 

Beautiful as this country was, it would be good to be home. She turned and gazed at the water tumbling down the mountainside in a frenzy of white froth, the spray catching the rays cast by Helios, making rainbows dance in the clear air. The water called to her—she was, after all, like her sisters, a water nymph, she longed to immerse herself in its cooling spray, to be as one with the living water.

"What harm can it do, cleanse yourself—rid your body of the dust of Earth before returning to Olympus. "

The voice in her mind was all too familiar. "Dionysus! What are you doing here -- get out of my mind"

"Certainly, dear sister, would you prefer me to materialize in all my glory? 

Before she could answer, he appeared, seated upon a rock, his ever-present maenads fawning at his feet.



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(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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34 comments:

  1. Well, that won't keep her unnoticed for long. I hope there are no locals around.

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    1. Luckily this area of ancient Wales is pretty sparsely populated, which is just as well when an embarassing relative shows up! :)

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  2. Nice--how you work mythology seamlessly into a contemporary story. :-)

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    1. Thanks Teresa this story was such fun to write.

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  3. Row out the kegs of beer, Dionysus is here! (But I hope he controls himself.)

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    1. LOL Ed, I doubt if he could possibly manage that! :)

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  4. I enjoyed the mythical references, and the description of the waterfall.

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    1. Thansk so much Aurora, it's such fun to 'play' with mythology!

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  5. I liked how you were able to add in references to her home, beautiful description of where she was and reminding us of her being part of Olympus.

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    1. Thanks Megan, I love writing descriptions of scenery and this is one of my favourite scenes. (Until Dionysus puts in an unwelcome appearance!) :)

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  6. Well that's an interesting wrinkle, his showing up right now. I loved the snippet and the way it flowed and the mythology involved! Great!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Veronica.

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  7. I love the imagery in this scene. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Christiane, glad you liked it.

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  8. Enjoyed the unexpected visit. Love the imagery too.

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    1. Thanks Karen, so glad you enjoyed it.

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  9. Your writing is delightful. You have captured my imagination.

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    1. Aw, thank you Charmaine, I take that as a great compliment, what a lovely thing to say!

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  10. He’s a mischief-maker! She should probably leave before he persuades her to do something she’ll regret.

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    1. He is, Christina. Terpsichore knows that too and usuallyknows how to handle him. (Let's hope she sends him off with a flea in his ear!)

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  11. I think I'd be wary of the god of revelry. Good snippet, Hywela. :)

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    1. Thanks Siobhan, I'd be wary of him too! :)

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  12. This is fun! Nothing like unexpected relatives to complicate matters!

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    1. Isn't that the truth, Nancy. Especially when it's someone like Dionysus!

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  13. Oooo I like this snippet a lot!

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    1. Thanks Amy, your comment made me smile!

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  14. Great description! I could see the waterfall and feel her desire to play in the water.

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    1. Aw thanks, P.T. Glad you liked it!

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  15. I don't think this materialization is a good thing at all!

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    1. Nope, he's not a welcome sight, that's for sure!

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  16. Generally Dionysus is not too trustworthy, so I'd take his suggestions with a pinch of salt!

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    1. You're absolutely right, Caitlin, I think Terpsichore feels the same.

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  17. I love the Greek mythology. Such a lovely scene, until Dionysus showed up.

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  18. Thanks Diane - yes, Terpsichore's mood was immediately dampened by his appearance!

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