Weekend Writing Warriors 12/29/13 #WeWriWa

I’m in India for the next few weeks, so I thought I’d post something from my WIP novel, A Handful of Wishes, which is about a boy who’s given a wish-granting genie (who conveniently happens to be from the same part of India I’m in, which makes her parts so much easier to research!).

He opened his eyes and started.  A girl sat on the bed next to him.  Her long dark hair was swept back from her olive skin.  She wore a pale blue silk scarf around her neck, matching her sleeveless silk blouse and billowy pants.  She was the most exotic, beautiful girl he’d ever seen.  Her brown eyes regarded him, smiled at him.  She extended her hand.


“Hello,” she said, “I’m Paribanu.”

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  1. Lovely, lyrical description. Nicely done!

  2. Yes, beautiful descriptions. Hope you are having a nice time in India. :)

  3. The description was lovely and I can’t wait for more of this story! Excellent excerpt…

  4. India! Want to hear more about that!

    Great excerpt. I bet he hesitated just a second before taking her hand. Hope you pick up from here next time.

  5. Very cool start…sounds like you will have fun researching! Stay safe : )

  6. What a gift! How old is he and what will he ask of this genie? Fine eight! Safe journey, my friend.

  7. I’d wonder about the genie’s age, too. (I’m here, btw, just forgot to sign up.)

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