It’s time for Weekend Writing Warriors! Every Sunday, a bunch of writers post 8-sentence snippets from their WIPs on their blogs. There’s a lot of reading, commenting and great writing. Click on the link to see the full list.
First of all, I want to apologize to everyone for failing to show up last week. I scheduled my post, then came down with a horrendous headache that lasted a good four days. Opening my eyes during daylight was painful and screen time was just about non-existent. I finally identified the cause as new allergy med side effects, so it will trouble me no more. Although I’m sure allergies will come roaring back, at least I can work through those.
Janna and Anton are unable to reach their destination, since a civil war in a neighboring country has spilled over the border. Out of food, money and options, Janna isn’t even sure they can make it back to Maya’s tavern. But then Anton catches a stray goat.and they find the woman looking for him.
“We have him,” Anton called, waving.
The old woman turned toward him, a smile wreathing her wrinkled face. “Why thank you,” she said. “That awful goat is always escaping.”
“The rope is broken,” Anton explained.
“He chews through them all eventually,” the woman said. “I had a grandson who herded the goats for me, but he went off to the city with the rest of the family.”
Janna looked at Anton, who scratched the goat’s head while it chewed on his shirt, a blissful expression on its face.
Will herd goats for food? I’d rather starve, but looks like Anton is game.
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