Welcome to my contribution to Weekend Writing Warriors! During this awesome blog hop many wonderfully talented authors share 8 to 10 sentences from a current work-in-progress. For the official list of participating authors, visit http://www.wewriwa.com and feel free to sign up for next week’s list! This is a friendly bunch.
I’m scratching my head this week as I decide what I will share. I admit, my writing has slowed considerably since entering December. The closer we get to Christmas, the busier I am with pretty much everything else. Most of my writing projects have hit a standstill. However, since I still have a few projects in various stages of completion, I am eager to continue sharing my weekly snippets. It’s just a matter of deciding which one!
Last week I shared a bit of my zombie story. I suppose this week I will switch gears yet again and share a story that is a long time in the making, but of all the stories I’ve written, it’s so far one of my favorites. It’s currently titled Obdormio, Rise of the Angerroots.
As always, I thank you for taking the time to visit my page and reading my snippet. I would love to read your thoughts on what I’ve shared and I hope you’ll return again next week.
“You’re the only one left who can protect her,” the older man had told him.
At first Max didn’t want to believe it. It would have made the pain a little more tolerable knowing she was dead. He could finally lay the past to rest. Although her father had supplied very few details to help Max on this quest, he knew even then, it was a quest he couldn’t refuse. It was his duty as her betrothed to find her.
Even if she didn’t want to be found.
He looked back at the crumpled paper in his hands. After all this time, after all the lost sleep, the worrying, the waiting, finally, he held the evidence in his grasp that she was alive.
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52 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday – The Quest to Find Her”
What a place to find yourself in! Poor Max!
Indeed it is. Sadly, it won’t get any easier for him either. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
Enjoyed your snippet.
Thank you for reading 🙂
Intriguing. Makes me want to read more! Enjoy your holidays!
Thank you. Enjoy your holidays, too. 🙂
Very powerful excerpt! This woman clearly doesn’t want to be found, and now he has proof that she’s still alive. Great set-up!
Thank you. He has a tough road ahead. 🙂
You really made me feel for him and want to know why she’s hiding! Great snippet and looking forward to reading more.
Thank you. I will continue to share more snippets from this story for certain. 🙂
Good, good, good. And very interesting. Find the woman and see what happens next.
Thanks for reading. 🙂
Aw, poor guy! I love how he’s clutching that piece of paper as his only link to her. I also love that it’s snowing on your blog!
Thank you. 🙂 Yes, it should be festive somewhere since it’s unusually warm for this time of year. lol
First – love the snow 🙂
Second – fabulous – heart wrenching snippet.
Thank you, Victoria. And I appreciate the tweet. 🙂
What a quest he has ahead of him! And I’m not quite sure how he feels about the fact that she’s alive. But I certainly want to know what he intends to do. Great snippet!
Thanks, Jenna. He will not have an easy time when he finds her and she has good reasons for not being found. I’ll share more soon. 🙂
Sweet and intriguing at the same time.
Thank you for reading. 🙂
The shock of what he held in his hand is very evident in the last line – love it.
Tweeted for you.
Thank you. 🙂 Appreciate the tweet, too!
Great job of portraying his conflicting emotions. I was instantly drawn into his dilemma.
Thank you, Alexis. 🙂
A mystery wrapped in an enigma….seems to be a mixed blessing his fiancee is alive but I’m highly intrigued. Terrific snippet!
Thank you for reading. 🙂 I’m looking forward to sharing more from this story.
Ooh, a bittersweet hope at the end, considering the woman herself voluntarily went missing. Lovely excerpt!
Thank you. 🙂 And she went missing with good reason, too. I look forward to sharing more from this story.
Nice hook to the snippet. Of course, I want to know what’s on the paper.
Thanks for reading, Cara. 🙂
Intriguing! So many questions… On the one hand, you can understand his duty. On the other, you can make a lot of guesses as why she would run.
Thank you, Caitlin. Her reasons are not what he is expecting, and hopefully not what my reader expects either. We shall see. 🙂
I’m not sure how Max feels about her not being dead, but I have a feeling he’s got a long hard road ahead. Good job!
That he does. Thank you for reading. 🙂
He has proof, but it seems she doesn’t want to be found. I’m intrigued to know more.
Thanks for reading, Karen. 🙂
Nice dramatic buildup…can’t wait to find out more! =D
Thank you for reading. 🙂
i don’t think it will be easy.
You would be right. Thanks for reading. 🙂
I love the subtitle — Rise of the Angerroots. What, exactly, is an angerroot? I don’t know, but I’m interested.
I hope to share more from this story in the coming weeks so you may soon find out. 🙂 Thanks for reading.
I imagine he is worried that she doesn’t want to be found by HIM and that’s a scary thing for an ego to survive.
Yes, it is, especially when he’s already been hurt by her. Thanks for reading. 🙂
Oh wow, quite a quandary for him! Raises so much intrigue as to where she’s been all this time. Great snippet!
Thanks so much for reading. 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed it.
Wow, this is quite a dramatic introduction to the story! And I absolutely love it. The stakes are clear and raised, the tension is high, and the snippet leaves you begging for more. Excellent writing!
Thank you so much. 🙂 Your comment has made my day. I hope the rest of the story does not disappoint.
Stephanie, I have to start this out with “Wow!” You’ve hooked me. I need to read this story. Is it available for purchase? 🙂
That is quite a compliment! Thank you so much. 🙂 Unfortunately, the story is still a work-in-progress. However, I am hoping to change that fact in early 2016. I’ll be sure to post the details when it’s available. Thanks for reading.
Haunting. Very nice snippet!
Thank you for reading. 🙂