Sunday, March 10, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors: More Anton #Sunday

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I'm still sailing onward with the sequel to my historical romance novella, Sweet Lenora. The story is set in 1852 on a clipper ship. The working title is "To the Wind".

Here's eight sentences from this week's writing:



            I seized  him by the collar. “I should have let them kill you.”
            “You think that rabble lot would not have mutinied in any case? You have been too busy with your harlot to run a crew. I’ve heard the rumors from Rio and they do not paint her pretty.  If anyone is to blame for the ship’s misfortune, it is you, Sir.”
            I took my dagger and put it to his throat. “One more word about my wife and you will find yourself without a tongue.”



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26 comments:

  1. Hmm, a ship is definately no place for a woman. Great snippet. 😃

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    1. Oh my ... dread, sass, and blades upon the high seas! And a scorned wifey!! I can't wait to see what happens next!!

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    2. Thanks Jess and Sara! Yes, it is a high romance tale of love and scorn and all that good stuff, LOL

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  2. LOL- and I believe he would cut out his tongue!
    Nicely done.
    ~Summer
    My 8 sentences

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    1. thanks Summer. I don't doubt he would.

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  3. Pretty sure that when you're on a ship in the middle of the ocean, insulting the Captain's wife is not the best survival strategy... This was great.

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    1. Thanks Jenny. The mate's not the brightest of bulbs, true enough.

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  4. Some men just don't know when to keep their thoughts to themselves. I tweeted.

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    1. Thanks Ella! Yeah, wagging tongues end up in soup. Or something like that.

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  5. Wow, the testosterone is palpable in this! Delicious tension that makes me eager for next Sunday!

    ~Joyce Scarbrough

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    1. Thanks Joyce. Testosterone is in large supply.

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  6. Tense! Can't wait to read more, love that he defends his wife's honor. Terrific snippet!

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    1. Excellent 8 ~ love the language!

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    2. Thanks Veronica and Ann. He's not perfect, but he does love the wife.

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  7. One does not insult a man's wife and hope to get away with it! Interesting story and the era is captured so well.

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    1. Thanks Debbie. I'm going to be talking like an eighteenth century woman soon, LOL.

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  8. Wonderful! I like to see him standing up for her.

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  9. whoa! tension and love how protective he is about his wife. Great job. :-)

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    1. Thanks Brenda. A little too protective maybe...

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  10. Oh, them is fightin' words! Great snippet of action.

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  11. Good rule of thumb: do not insult a man's wife, particularly if he's already angry with you.

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  12. Great job building tension with the dialoge (love the losing a tongue threat).

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  13. Very interesting. I'll have to have a snoop through your other posts to see what other snippets you've posted :-)

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