Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet 88-Braeden

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.

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Braeden is having an interesting time, as usual. A few weeks ago, we saw he’d kidnapped Teodora’s daughter, Elektra, and was planning to murder her. But thanks to some fast talking by Elektra, an uncooperative henchman (Karil), and Braeden’s somewhat soft heart, plans have changed. It turns out Elektra hates Teodora as much as Braeden does, and they decide to plot her murder together with Brynhild Mattila, Teodora’s top general and archnemesis.

Braeden wondered if he had eaten bad cheese, fallen asleep, and was having a strange dream. But it seemed he really was making plans to assassinate Teodora with her own daughter. He sat around the fire with Karil and Elektra, discussing the best way to broach the subject with Brynhild Mattila.

They have a history,” Elektra said. “I don’t know exactly what it is, but it seems long ago Mattila did something terrible to Mother and perhaps to her dreadful friend, that Daciana Tomescu.” She shuddered.

Braeden at least approved of that view of Tomescu. In fact, he was looking at the little archduchess in a different light. Now she no longer cowered in Mattila’s shadow, she seemed far more confident and energetic. She also seemed a religious fanatic, but Braeden didn’t mind that too much, as long as it didn’t get in the way of his plans.

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39 comments on “Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet 88-Braeden
  1. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I’ve gotta wonder where this “new light” that he views her in might lead.

  2. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    I think it is so interesting that he’d planned to kill her, and now he’s plotting with her to end another. Nice tease! 🙂

  3. From victim to co-conspirator. She was quite persuasive!

  4. Frank Fisher says:

    Nice how the tables turn in this snippet. I hope this new friendship bodes well. Good snippet! Thanks for the invite, but I’ll be going home for all of July.

  5. daezarkian says:

    Your snippets are always so chock full of intrigue! Great stuff, Christina!

  6. I really enjoyed that scene. Not only is Elektra full of surprises, Braeden’s not a cardboard character either–his heart is good though he has a bit of a dark side which makes him very relatable.

  7. Yay! Braeden! I really liked this part of the story, and agree with the above comment for sure. 🙂

  8. Good fast talking by Elektra. Now they are plotting Teodora’s murder. It all seems very intriguing. It must make your brain spin, keeping in touch with your characters’ minds. Good writing.

  9. I like this twist to the plot! Braeden and Elektra are both intriguing characters and I can’t wait to see what lies ahead for them.

  10. Alexis Duran says:

    I’m glad to hear you love Braeden – gives me hope he’ll survive this book!

  11. Oh how things change! Now they’re plotting together and he’s finding himself attracted to her…can’t wait to see where this goes next! Great excerpt.

  12. Kim Magennis says:

    Excellent twists and turns in your plot, Christina. The religious fanaticism, I suspect, is going to play out interestingly!

  13. Jenna Jaxon says:

    Wonderful things happens with any reversal in a story. This one is epic and I can’t wait to see how this partnership plays out. 🙂

  14. You have a complex set of interactions here.

  15. aldreaalien says:

    Interesting. I can see this going one of two ways… Hopefully, it doesn’t end badly.

  16. That’s different. From being a victim to a conspiracy.

  17. It’s all about the plan… but that kind of narrow focus can lead to problems! And I bet his will, because it’s more fun that way. 😉

  18. Karen Michelle Nutt says:

    Love how his agenda has changed. Can’t wait to find out more.

  19. LOL! You gotta watch out for that bad cheese. Things are about to go from interesting to ACK!
    Congrats on the new release. 🙂

  20. I bet it’s interesting where you show this: “Now she no longer cowered in Mattila’s shadow, she seemed far more confident and energetic.”

    I love character bravery transformations!

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