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Sunday, 10 June 2018

Weekend Writing Warriors #SundaySnippet - 'Dancing With Fate' - ..."Come on, you know you want to."



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.

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Terpsichore, muse of dance, was 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 and looks forward to returning  to Olympus, but then her annoying brother turns up. (As usual, some creative editing of punctuation and slight variation from published version to comply with 10 sentence rule)



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All at once, the purity of the day seemed tainted -- how had he found her, was it he who had eavesdropped upon her conversation with Apollo? She sighed,somehow, she did not think so, Dionysus in his state of permanent intoxication could hardly have moved so stealthily, nor concealed his retinue of women followers.   

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Dionysus hiccupped loudly, causing the vines around his neck to bounce and rustle, again, he held out the goblet of wine. "Oh, we are 'Miss Prim and Proper' today, aren't we - come on, lighten up, take a sip, it won't hurt you." He learned toward her, his handsome, if somewhat effeminate features wearing an innocent expression that belied the glint in his blue eyes. "After all, you wouldn't want to upset your brother, would you?"

Terpsichore refrained from commenting that he was, in fact, only one of her many half-brothers. She pursed her lips, reached for the goblet and took a small sip, before handing it back, it did not do to offend the god --"thank you, now I really must be leaving." 

His smile was more of a smirk, "all right, I can take a hint; if I were you, I'd have a good long soak in that pool before you go -- go on, you know you want to." 


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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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26 comments:

  1. He sounds like nothing but trouble.

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    1. It follows him wherever he goes! :) Thanks Jessica

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  2. "Oh, we are 'Miss Prim and Proper' today, aren't we."

    Loved that line.

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  3. It looks like a new twist in her story. What was in the drink?

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    1. Well, Aurora, with Dionysus, who knows? :)

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  4. I've always described Dionysus as the 'party god" in my theatre history classes. I see you agree with that description. He's a bit of a wild one to be sure. I hope she's on guard around him.

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    1. Yes, he's wild and more mischievous than wicked, but she's aware that he can be dangerous if pushed too far.

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  5. Just like real life brothers, he's a bit of a jerk. What is he really offering her? Darn, I guess we'll have to wait and see.

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    1. Yep, he's certainly not her favourite family member!

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  6. Oh, man, the ultimate "bad influence" brother. I think going in the pool is probably a bad idea.

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    1. You're probably right - but there's a deeper plan in all this, and Dionysus is just setting the wheels in motion, as required by the higher gods, only he doesn't realise it!

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  7. Stay dry and run, little sister. Love the description of the evil one.

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    1. Thanks Charmaine, I don't think Trepsichore is about to run though!

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  8. Dionysius positively reeks of untrustworthiness and mischief! As well as wine fumes LOL...I hope Terpsichore won't be really sorry she gave in and took that sip. Enjoyed the excerpt, felt her indecision...

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    1. Thanks Veronica, glad you enjoyed it!

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  9. Dionysus is up to no good. "Me Too" needs to target him next!

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  10. Was there something in the drink? I think I would be suspicious. lol

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    1. Yes, I think Terpsichore's suspicious too, but she doesn't want to annoy him - she just wants him to go!

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  11. Hah, yup, that seems like Dionysus!

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    1. LOL Amy, his reputation goes before him! :)

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  12. I agree with Aurora--what was in that drink? Good snippet!

    No post for me this week. Have a great Monday!

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    1. Thanks Teresa, have a great Monday yourself, and the rest of the week!

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  13. He doesn't seem at all trustworthy--and I get the feeling that somehow, he already got what he wanted. I'm concerned for her!

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    1. You're right on all counts Caitlin - but don't worry, Terpsichore is more able to look afer herself than she at first appears.

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