Saturday, November 21, 2015

It's WIP WeWriWa Time!

For this month, I am doing something I've never done before: snippets of an unpublished WIP. Up to this point, I've done samples of my work that are completed and available for purchase. For the month of November, I am giving you a sneak peek into a raw, unedited, incomplete piece. To boot, this is my first jab at a fantasy story.

So without further ado, let's WeWriWa!

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This post is part of an ongoing blog hop hosted by Weekend Writing WarriorsEvery Sunday, participating authors post eight sentences from a published work or even a WIP (work in progress). Then we hop to our fellow warriors’ blogs and check out all the fabulous fiction that’s happening! It's a great way to meet readers, writers, and your next favorite book!  :)

The Tale of the Good Pirate, Robert (working title) is a story about a bird named Robert who fancies himself a pirate; he lives in a land called Locreya. It is the land of infinity: infinite possibilities, infinite opportunities, infinite positivity. Just as there is darkness in our world, there is darkness in Robert's world. It is a land called Mulrad. It is the land of misery, built on the tears of children. When three of his crew men are kidnapped and sent to Mulrad, Robert must find a way to save them, and to bring peace to both lands.

Background on the snippet: Three of Robert's crew have been kidnapped and sent to Mulrad. Robert and his crew overtook another ship (but they guided that captain and crew to safety first); they tore it apart. Now, are on the Purple River (the body of water separating Locreya from Mulrad), placing a large, wooden, vertical post (from the mast of the other ship) of some sort. 

Snippet in 9:

Robert flew above Pegleg Pete guiding him. He was telling him to place a vertical post.
I couldn’t understand why we’d sink the mast of the boat in the water vertically to be used as a post. What kind of post? What for? My curiosity got the best of me. “What are you doing?”

Robert turned his little head. “Making our way in and out of Mulrad.”

I hope you liked it!


Chelle Cordero said...

I love how Robert has taken flight in this story. Wonderful snippet.

Charmaine Gordon said...

Interesting , different and there's a poignancy to the story.

Veronica Scott said...

And Robert's answer is nice and mysterious, although obviously sensible to himself LOL. Enjoying this very different story!

Ed Hoornaert said...

Well, you've certainly got me wondering how sinking a mast into the water can get them anyway, let alone out of Mulrad.

Amalie Cantor said...

He's a smart little bugger, eh? Gotta plan ahead. How will you know your way out if you don't map it ahead of time, yes? At least, that's what I assume is going on here.