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Beloved Enemy joined Starquest and Children of the Mist to continue the Destiny Trilogy and I'm thrilled to announce was shortlisted for the R.N.A. RoNA Awards 2017, awarded 2nd Runner up in the RONE Awards 2017 and was the winner in the SF/Fantasy category of the 'Best Banter Contest'.

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Saturday, 7 July 2018

#Sunday Snippets, #Weekend Warriors, 'Dancing With Fate' - '...Myrddin crept closer and a twig cracked underfoot.'


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. 

I apologise for not visiting as many of my fellow Weekend Warriors as I should have last week - somehow the time just got away from me and the week disappeared!  I'll try to do better this weekend.


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Last time:
Terpsichore, muse of dance, is dancing near a waterfall in 5th century Wales, unaware that she is being observed. (Read last week's snippet HERE)

 (As usual, some creative editing of punctuation and slight variation from published version to comply with  8-10 sentence rule)


SNIPPET


Myrddin watched, enthralled, he'd never known anyone to dance as she did. The way she swivelled her hips had him mesmerized. Her voice was soft and clear, with a haunting quality, it reminded him of the musical bells of Maes Gwyddno, the civilization that now lay drowned beneath the sea. At times of danger, if one listened hard enough, one could hear the bells ringing from beneath the waves. Moreover, it may have been a trick of the light, but she seemed to radiate a soft glow, pure and shimmering. He shook his head in disbelief, he must be imagining it. He'd eaten nothing since dawn, this was surely a vision brought on by weakness from hunger.

Myrddin crept closer and a twig cracked underfoot. Before he could take cover, the beautiful dancer stood motionless. Her eyes, green as the depths of the ocean, looked directly into his. 
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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29 comments:

  1. Uh oh! He's been caught. I wonder what he'll do now after being so mesmerized.

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  2. LOL Jessica. I think he needs to do some smart thinking! :)

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  3. Wow. Intriguing snippet. Love how he describes her singing--like bells beneath the waves. I think he's enthralled.

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  4. I love this scene. Very romantic and so beautifully written.

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    1. What a lovely comment, thank you Christiae x

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  5. Uh oh, he's in trouble now. What happens next will be interesting, to say the least. Great snippet!

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  6. I'm reminded of the hunter who glimpse goddess Diana bathing. She hunted him down!

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    1. Yes - good job she's a muse and not a huntress, Ed! :)

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  7. Well - he's put his foot in it. What will she do now?

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    1. He has rather hasn't he! See if he can get away with it, next week!

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  8. Such a beautiful glimpse into his world!

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  9. Absolutely breathtaking. Every week you transpose this writer to another world.

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    1. You make my day Charmaine! Thank you so much, I'm so glad you're enjoying these snippets.

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  10. I loved that line about hearing the bells under the sea in times of danger. Gave me shivers.

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    1. Thanks Elaine - that was based on an actual legend of a lost village beneath the sea near where I used to live in Wales

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  11. This is wonderful! I enjoy the imagery. Ii'm with Ed here, will she hunt the love lorn hero down?

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    1. Thanks so much Brittany, I'm so happy you enjoyed it and really appreciate your kind omment/

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  12. While I understand why he's spellbound, I can't wait to see what she does to him! Hahaha

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    1. LOL Amy, he just can't help himself, can he!

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  13. Whoops! He's caught. The big question is, what will she do? This brings me to mind, a little, of the myth of the man who spied on Artemis bathing.

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    1. Yes, I think you and Ed are thinking along similar lines!

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    1. I think it' all Myrddin can say at the moment, too! :)

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  15. Let's hope he can think fast.

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    1. Yep - some quick thinking is definitely called for!

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