Weekend Writing Warriors – December 21

It’s time for Weekend Writing Warriors!

Every Sunday, a clutch of writers post 8-sentence snippets from their Writing Works in Progress (WWiP) on their blogs.

There’s a lot of reading, commenting, sharing  and great writing.  See the blogs and join us.


This takes place in Hamburg in the mid-1600s. Martin is a seaman and sometimes pirate. He stops to pick up supplies and visit his brother, Will. Martin’s wife has died from the plague and he plans to follow the directions from an old Norse legend to obtain protection for his sons. Clare is Will’s wife.



Long Anna
Long Anna on Helgoland, a German archipelago in the North Sea. © Copyright by Yngve Torben Lange

“I’m going to do it, Will.”
“Do what?”
“What people talk about – throw a virgin off Long Anna and win the god Forseti’s protection for my sons.”
“That’s old religion, Martin – blasphemy.”
“I must try.”
They watched the water for a few minutes.
Will passed his pipe to Martin, who blew a perfect smoke ring, a tear running down his stubbled check.
His eyes on the fading smoke, Will spoke to his younger brother in his deepest voice.
“There is no need to worry Clare with knowledge of this.”



About jeanlatzgriffin

Jean Latz Griffin is the owner of CyberINK, a small business that produces quirky skeleton-themed products. She has finished the first draft of a historical fantasy and received comments from her agent. She has turned to Orson Scott Card for tips on the second draft. She is author of "In the Same Breath," and "One Spirit: A Creation Story for the 21st Century." She has a certificate in creative writing from the University of Chicago's Writers Studio. Griffin is a member of the growing community of former Chicago Tribune reporters, enjoys Weekend Writing Warriors and the Story Studio in Chicago. Her Sheltie, Thunder, likes to "type" on her computer keys, and Dr Wu, a Weimaraner, likes to lick her ear when she is trying to think. Her husband passed in June of 2011. Her three fabulous grown sons live nearby. She plays violin in an amateur string orchestra.

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