Sunday, March 17, 2013

#8sunday To the Wind is in port.




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Hi WeWriWa hoppers. Welcome back. I've still been work on To the Wind, a historical novella set in 1852. To the Wind is the sequel to Sweet Lenora, which is coming out in July. I've gotten my characters to port in San Francisco. Of course, this doesn't mean trouble is behind them.

Sweet Lenora is written in the hero, Anton's voice. Lenora is the heroine.  Here's my eight:




She squeezed my hand so fiercely that I thought she might break the bones. “ Something else troubles you, Anton.”
            “They plan to fire the ship.”
            Lenora let go her grasp. “Destroy Sweet Lenora?”  
            I nodded my consent. “It is common practice here, for a ship so ravaged by fever. They do not want an epidemic in port.”




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12 comments:

  1. Your first sentence conveys so much. Great snippet :)

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  2. Sounds sensible to me but I can see why it might upset her. Excellent excerpt!

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    1. Guess its never good if its your ship... But it is something they actually used to do.

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  3. Why does that sound like a foreboding premonition of things to come?

    Kudos!

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    1. Well Frank, I'm not sure, but I think the poor ship might yet go up in flames. My devil side says do it. I usually listen to her.

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  4. Quite a drastic solution, but, certainly effective! Great snippet.

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    1. True. Maybe a little over wrought. But epidemics were serious business, esp. in days before antibiotics.

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  5. Love historicals! Can't wait!

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  6. Heartless yet practical. I hope they can find a way to save her.

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    1. They may, but...Of course, if I destroy her, my poor characters are stuck in place. Oh the problems of writing. *wrings hands and looks skyward*

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