Sunday, 15 May 2016

Weekend Writing Warriors - #8sunday

So I keep trying to get back into participating in bloghops, which leads us to today and the Weekend Writing Warriors, where writers share an 8-10 sentence snippet of their writing.

Because I seem unable to focus on anything other than In Pain and Blood... that's what these sentences will all be about...


Blurb: When a routine inspection goes awry, Dylan is left unleashed and alone. Afraid he'll become prey for the King's Hounds, he struggles to make his way back to the only safety he's ever known. Or is it?



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Dylan burst through the door with Tracker at his heels, ready to defend his companions. He froze in the doorway, struggling to make sense of what he was seeing.
Tables were overturned, one broken. A man cowered against the bar, his face bloody. The sight he shrank from was an angered Marin brandishing what appeared to be a table leg. 
The normally placid hunter had become rage incarnate, screaming at the man and trying to win herself free of Authril's grip. Dylan frantically searched for Katarina and found her crouched near the bar, her little dagger ready to fend off the two men advancing on her with pokers.
"Oh, for gods' sake," Tracker muttered as he squeezed under Dylan's arm. "I can't spend one day, just one day, in a tavern without someone starting a fight?"


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If you want to read more, the story is currently being posted here every second Sunday of the month, apart from the steamier chapters which will require Patreon. In fact, chapter three was posted just last week.

26 comments:

  1. His lack of sympathy is nicely different than I was expecting. Nice job.

    And welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors!

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  2. All that tension, and then the last senses diffuses much of it--I think I like Tracker already!

    Welcome to wewriwa. Glad to have you!

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    1. Tracker seems to be that kind of guy.
      And thanks!

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  3. I love the wry humour of this piece! Blod and guts, and a touch of annoyance!
    Welcome! I can't wait to read more.

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    1. You mean those things don't always go together? Not actually sure where Track gets his humour from. He was meant to be a serious assassin type character.

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  4. Great combination of action and banter!

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    1. Thank you. Anything with fight scenes are the bane of my existence.

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  5. LOL! Awesome way to end the excerpt! I like Tracker already.

    Glad you joined us at WeWriWa, too :-)

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    1. I rather chose it mid-chapter, or will it be the start of a new chapter? I really don't know. The story keeps growing and expects me to just trot along behind it.

      Me, too! I'm loving all the excerpts.

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  6. Dramatic scene very worrying...until Tracker apparently has it all well in hand. Enjoying the story, another great snippet for us.

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    1. Oh yes, as one of the king's elite, Tracker is quite capable of dealing with these ruffians.

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  7. Love how you combined a very dire situation with humor. Looking forward to reading more of this story.

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    1. Pretty sure Tracker sees everything as a joke. Life's probably more bearable that way.

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  8. Love the last line. Hooked me but good!

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  9. Great snippet! That last line is awesome! :D

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  10. So now really much of a safe place anymore. I wonder what is happening.

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    1. Silly drunken men with mouths that run before engaging brains. The usual tavern stuff.

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  11. This was wild from start to finish. This was a really entertaining snippet!

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