Weekend Writing Warriors 1/4/15 #8sunday

New year, new story! This month I’ll be pulling from a novella series I’m working on, with each book based on a different fairy tale. Today’s snippet is from the first one (no title yet). It starts out with the MC Nyah arguing with her betrothed, Wynne.

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I stomped across the village square, bucket swinging in one arm and chicken tucked under another, not caring who witnessed my ire.

“Nyah, wait!”

Against my better judgment, I stopped with a huff and waited for Wynne to catch up; maybe he wanted to apologize.

“You are being ridiculous.”

Or, maybe he didn’t.

I glared at him and said, “You stole my chicken, so I took a chicken back; what is so ridiculous about that?”

He glared back and said, “I didn’t steal anything because first, we’re betrothed, which means what is yours is mine, so if I take something of yours, it’s like taking something of mine, and second, you owe me a chicken because….”

He trailed off as I continued to glare, then told him, “Then give me your cow.”

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  1. Funny . This snippet has me laughing as I picture the scene. Thanks, ED

  2. I love different plays on fairytales. It seems like Nyah is a bit of a handful. I like her. Can’t wait to read more.

  3. Can’t wait to see what he says regarding the cow, seems only fair to me LOL. Excellent excerpt, looking forward to more.

  4. Sounds like they might have a tumultuous future ahead of them. Love the interaction- very fun snippet.

  5. Very funny and true to life. Love the cow.

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