It’s time for Weekend Writing Warriors! Every Sunday, a bunch of writers post 8-10-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.
I missed last week completely. I’m getting ready to have surgery on my sinuses on Monday, and was taking medication to help clear things up, but it gave me horrible headaches for several days. I was forced to take time off from the computer, and survived! But now I’m better and after Monday, should stay better for a good long time. It’s nice to be back.
After a few weeks of detouring into Valley of the Shadow, I’m back to Rise of the Storm. We last left Janna and Anton being intimidated by some badly behaved soldiers, and things got even worse after that The soldiers raped Janna, leaving her unconscious, and when she woke up, Anton had disappeared:
Janna lurched from tree to tree, keeping the road in view while whispering Anton’s name until the sun rose. When the first voices came from the road, she disappeared into the woods, walking for leagues until she collapsed from exhaustion. Out of habit, she found water and crawled along the creek for a while. For a day or two she did nothing but sleep and drink water from forest streams.
She kept calling for Anton although she no longer expected to find him. Before she could stop herself, she prayed to the Mother to help her find him and to the Father to protect him if he still lived. Then she cursed herself for a stupid, ignorant girl. Everything she’d learned about the gods was wrong. They were supposed to protect the good and punish the wicked. But that was a lie.
Previous snippets are here.
You can read the rest of the story in Rise of the Storm. Click on the cover to buy on Amazon or read for free on Kindle Unlimited.