Weekend Writing Warriors 2/15/15 #8sunday

horseSo far this year I’ve been posting from the first book in a series of retold fairy tales. The first story is Beauty and the Beast.

Brandulfr, the leader of an army, has just come into MC Nyah’s village. Last week he told the villagers nothing bad would happen if they cooperate and as an incentive for them to cooperate, he took her sister Payton as a hostage. The village’s mayor has met with Brandulfr to discuss his demands and is now meeting with the village council. Nyah has forced her way into the meeting to get answers about her sister.

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“He plans to keep her, to ensure we do as he wants,” the mayor said.
“Keep her?” I said as I stood up, knocking over my chair. “And you agree to this?”
“What choice do we have?” asked a merchant, “ when his army could easily crush us.”
“So we just let him keep my sister?”
Wynne laid his hand on my shoulder, and I angrily shrugged it off as he said, “We’ll get her back, just have patience.”
“I don’t believe this,” I huffed as I stared around the room, but no one would meet my gaze. “Fine, if you won’t rescue my sister, I will.”

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  1. And so the challenge begins. Nicely done, E.D.

  2. We love our strong women and here she is going to rescue her sister. Yay. Boo to the townspeople.

  3. Good for her! And the way she goes about rescuing her sister is sure to be well worth the read…excellent excerpt!

  4. Oooh, I like the sassy character already. Yay for strong women!

  5. This selection sets up a conflict very effectively. Well done.

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