Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet 86- Elektra

weekend writing warriorsIt’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.

A few weeks ago, we left Elektra- Teodora’s teenage daughter- at the mercy of Braeden, who wants to kill her. She’s doing some fast talking in an attempt to change his mind. He’s already softened up enough to untie her and give her something to eat. And those of us who know Braeden, know it’s easy to soften him up just a little more. Slight creative punctuation and editing.

“I doubt very much sending Mother my head would bother her in the least,” Elektra said. “She doesn’t care for me at all. In fact, I don’t think she usually remembers she has children.”

“I still think it would send a message,” Braeden said.

“Just a message that you’re unhinged.” Elektra did her best to pretend they weren’t talking about sending her own head to her mother in a bag. “Trust me, she wouldn’t care. She might even put it on a spike on the city wall to show how much she doesn’t care. You have no idea what she’s like.”

“I know what she’s like,” Braeden said,  “I’ve spent far too much time with that witch.

Hmm, perhaps they can find common ground in their hatred for Teodora?

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35 comments on “Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet 86- Elektra
  1. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    It does sound like that have much in common. Teodora has left them both a bit bitter. Maybe they can use that to help each other. I hope, anyway. Don’t want to have anyone’s head in a bag.

  2. chellecordero says:

    I imagine that last line, “I’ve spent far too much time with that witch.” really surprised Elektra. I sure hope that she is able to keep her head.

  3. I agree with Jessica. Brings to mind the old saying, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend…”

    One question–and I confess that I’m not very familiar with world building during the 30 years war. Put her head on a spike on the city wall, or on a pike? Maybe they did have spikes on the city wall for just that purpose. 🙂

  4. Ed Hoornaert says:

    So if he knows what the mother is like, will he believe Jessica or call her bluff? ‘I’ll call your head and raise you two fingers. 😉

  5. Cara Bristol says:

    Dire situation, but amusing conversation.

  6. Kim Magennis says:

    “I know what she is like”
    I wonder if he realises what this reveals? I think he just blew his cover.

  7. She’s going to have to be very careful in what she says, in order to keep her head. Come on Teodora, you had better soften Braeden up a little more. There is a lot at stake. (pun not intended!)

  8. Evelyn Jules says:

    Teodora sounds just wonderful…like a toothache. Great exchange here!

  9. Botanist says:

    Love the casual discussion of such a serious subject! 🙂

  10. Oh geez, at least Elektra’s keeping her head, so to speak, with her life on the line. She certainly has had an interesting mother. Now only if Braeden will take a moment’s pity over that fact…

  11. daezarkian says:

    Teodora sounds delightful! ;D Great snippet, Christina!

  12. He doesn’t sound entirely convinced, but he’s still listening. Maybe she can bring him around to a non-head-in-bag kind of plan.

  13. She seems to be gaining his sympathy and maybe leaning about him.

  14. Well as long as she can keep him talking, I guess there’s hope! Quite the snippet!

  15. Wow, this woman must be bad. I don’t really think he’ll cut her head off.

  16. Daryl Devore says:

    He might have said witch but I bet he was thinking of a different word. Tweeted.

  17. Ewww. Been threatened like that and then announcing your mother doesn’t care – talk about a bad day.

  18. OMG you have no idea how happy I am to read this snippet. I actually thought the last chapter of Valley of the Shadow was going to kill me. No pun intended. 😉

  19. Hm, mommy dearest, eh? That sucks!

  20. Sounds like they have a common ‘enemy’. Maybe there can be another plan besides sending her head in a bag.

  21. Fallon says:

    very intriguing. Hope they find some common ground(even if it is in hating her mother) or she at least gets to keep her head where it’s supposed to be. 🙂

  22. They seem to have found something they can agree on. Could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Ha ha

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