Weekend Writing Warriors 2/22/15

For the past couple months, I’ve been posting excerpts of a novella series based on fairy tales. MC Nyah’s sister Payton has been taken hostage by an army of barbarians outside their village. Last week the village council refused to do anything to get her back, so Nyah decided to take matters into her own hands. In this scene, she’s walked into the camp and demanded to see their leader, Brandulfr. To her surprise, she was led right to him.


“Dolan,” Brandulfr called, and the tall man who’d led me to the leader entered the tent.

“Did you let this girl in here?”

“Aye, she asked to see you.”

“I’m busy,” Brandulf said, gesturing at the maps spread on the table in front of him, “and as flattering as it is, I can’t be interrupted by every girl who wants to be the camp whore. Please, escort her back to the village.”

Camp whore? If this barbarian thought I would let him touch me, after what he’d done to my sister…. I marched over and slapped him across the face. “I am not a whore; I’m here to demand the release of my sister.”


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  1. Ohh, you’re such a tease! I want to know his response right now!;) Great 8.

  2. Hey there, Millie the moderator here. Could you make sure your link to WeWriWa is an actual link, and not just the address? Glad she slapped him,BTW, the girl has moxie.

    1. Sorry about that! I posted from my phone and didn’t realize it doesn’t convert to hyperlinks.

  3. She’s a survive and thrive woman and I love her for her toughness. Great eight.

  4. Good for her! Although whatever happens next may not be what she expects…intrigued by the story and can’t wait to read more. Terrific 8!

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