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Saturday, 21 July 2018

#Sunday Snippets, #Weekend Warriors, 'Dancing With Fate'Two travelling together are safer than one.'

Hello 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. 

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Last time:
Terpsichore, muse of dance, is dancing naked near a waterfall in 5th century Wales, unaware that she is being observed by Myrddin. Swiftly and magically clothing herself in her Celtic garb  she admires the stranger.
(You can read last week's snippet HERE)

SNIPPET (as usual, a little manipulation of punctuation to fit regulations.)

Forgive me, lady, I had no wish to intrude, or to startle you."

"Worry not, stranger, you did not startle me, I am not frightened so easily."

"No, that much is apparent."

Was he laughing at her - his tone was polite, but his eyes held a sparkle that threatened to make her forget she was a goddess.

She pulled her brat closer around her, "what brings you here stranger, so far away from any township?"

He smiled, "I was about to ask the same of you, and my name's not 'Stranger', it's Myrddin, Myrddin Ab Morfryn."

"You may call me, Cora."

He raised a quizzical eyebrow, "and do you mind if I ask where you are travelling to—alone?"

"I am returning home—to my family."

"There are dangers for a young woman alone—is your home far - Perhaps we could ride together. Two travelling together are safer than one." 

BLURB
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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17 comments:

  1. She didn't even have to stick out her thumb in order to hitch a ride with a guy. It goes to prove that bathing outside is an excellent hitchhiking technique.

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    1. You're right there eEd - not sure I'm going to try it though. (I should mention that Apollo will provide her with a horse so she doesn't have to ride double!

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  2. He's quick witted to suggest they ride together.

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  3. He is - he doesn't miss a trick, but in the nicest possible way!

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  4. Enjoying their conversation and I like that she's so calm and self possessed. Great snippet!

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    1. Yes, she's not easily phased! Glad you liked it!

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  5. Love a strong heroine. Romance afoot?

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    1. Thanks Diane. (Sorry I got my reply to you and Charmaine reversed!)

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  6. Lovely snippet. She's so calm and nonchalant. Is he friend or foe? Does her goddess-ness (can't think of how else to phrase that) help her see his intent?

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  7. Possibly, Charmaine, I think she likes him!

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  8. He's definitely more witty than I expected him to be. Lovely snippet!

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  9. I guess he wants to, ahem, see more of her! Love their back and forth.

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    1. Thanks Caitlin - I think you'e right, he's actually enchanted by her!

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    2. LOL, see what I 'did'there! Unintended pun but she didn't actually need to use her powers to pique his interst and admiration:)

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