Dawn fades, battle of Prague ends the Thirty Years War, Pond beckons.


It’s time for Weekend Writing Warriors

Every Sunday, a clutch of writers post upon their blogs, 8- 10

sentence snippets from their Writing Works in Progress.

There is much reading, commenting, sharing and getting to know one another. 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 and feedback, this really helps.

Our characters move past the war that has ruled their lives and different partnerships form, among humans as well as the magicals.


When Gretje told Nandor the baby was coming they walked to their rooms and he helped her into bed.

“Do you want a midwife, blue eyes?

“No, brown lashes, our mothers and Maria can do that, but I need you to hold my hand.”

Three hours later, with little fuss, Gretje gave birth to a baby girl with blue eyes and dark brown hair.

Grandma walked into the room, nodded to the other mothers, and walked over to Gretje. She held out her finger and the baby wrapped her tiny fingers tightly around it.

“Truly a Bajcs to be reckoned with,” Grandma said, and hugged all in the room. Gretje and Nandor held their baby and spoke as one.

“We wish to introduce Helena Violet Bajcs. We thank for your love.”





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.

7 Responses

  1. Such a sweet scene! Nicely done, Jean. 🙂

    I see the background too. It’s black with rows of large, colorful circles on it. Each circle is orange on the top and purple on the bottom. Over the colors, a white drawing of what appears to be a white, skeletal, pterodactyl. It struck me as odd–because it doesn’t seem to go with your 30 years war theme. 🙂

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