Sunday, 5 June 2016

Weekend Writing Warriors - #8sunday

Because the fourth chapter In Pain and Blood is already on Patreon and will be here next Sunday, I'll be giving Tracker's situation in the tavern a little break.

Instead, my fellow Weekend Writing Warriors, I'm going back to before Dylan leaves his home, an act that demands he wins the brawl...


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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Shit. Of course they'd turn on him, he was the late addition. If Sophie's feelings on his inclusion were an indication of how the others felt, then they saw him as the special one whom the overseers decided didn't need to fight in the bouts to prove himself. That joining so late hadn't been his idea was a moot point. 
He took in his opponents' positions. One on either flank, three spread out along the fore. As long as they remained were they stood, he'd the strength to repel an attack. "Well?" he roared. "Come on, then!" 
A bevy of fire, ice and lightning filled the air.


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If you want to read more, the chapters are currently being posted here every second Sunday of the month, apart from the steamier chapters. The first four chapters are already on Patreon, with the fourth due on this blog next Sunday.

12 comments:

  1. Nice interior monologue about the unfairness of his situation.

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  2. Sounds very unfair ... and like one heckuva brawl!

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    1. And yet he wanted to compete. What is that saying? Be careful what you wish for?
      It is quite hectic. But then, when you put 21 magically-inclined people who've been trained for fighting in an arena and tell them they can use whatever they like against each other, it's bound to get messy somewhere along the line.

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  3. Well, sounds like exactly how the newcomer is often treated. Very realistic. Tweeted.

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    1. Not only a newcomer, but one who didn't have to qualify for the competition. Unfairness all around!

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  4. Welcome to Snippet Sunday ... look forward to many more interesting snippets! :-)

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  5. Whew! There's gonna be some dangerous action. Love to hear more!

    Heather
    http://bloodthirstymuses.wordpress.com

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    1. The full chapter will be up here this coming Sunday.

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  6. So that's seven against one, that doesn't sound like a fair fight.

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    1. Drat. It is seven. Bleh, that's what I get for changing the opponents midway through. I settled on five. Still not fair, but fairer.

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