Weekend Writing Warriors – December 28

wewriwa_square_2 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 is much reading, commenting, sharing  and getting to know each other. Also great writing. Click on the red square with the white feather and sword to see the list of blogs and perhaps add your blog’s name and join us in the fun. If you are, like me, a person who needs deadlines, this really helps.

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This snippet comes from the mystical thread in the book, but also pulls nature into the story in a more active way that most novels would.

pond crittersSomething bigger than day-to-day catastrophes was at stake.
He didn’t know just what yet. No one did.

The trees and pond critters were never very specific in their warnings.
A new darkness, evil that crosses the oceans, soul-less lives.

AngryBlueBirdCrpdYet the black antbirds were predicting great opportunities. The tiny ants were fairly ecstatic about the future even if the large black ones were brooding as usual.

Of course, humans were the wild card – with their complex brew of intelligence, emotions and instincts, they were the least predictable species on the planet.

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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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