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Weekend Writing Warriors / #8Sunday

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Hello everyone,

Since Six Sentence Sunday ended, I have not shared or posted in quite some time. My friend Teresa Cypher *waves hello, told me about the Weekend Writing Warriors. It is fun and easy to join in and share what you are working on!!

The Rules are simple ~ Every Sunday, post 8 sentences from a current writing project, published or unpublished. Visit other participants and offer opinions, critiques, support. Writers hanging out with writers, a good time with a great group of people.

My first post for the WWW begins in Starlight Cove at the end of the prologue that will launch the reader into my first novel, Awaken.

 

Tori pleaded, “Daddy please don’t leave me.”

Dark hair whipped around her face as she struggled to reach him. What was happening?    

“Magic won’t let him stay Satori. We have to say good-bye”  

Good-bye? Magic was a gift.

Daddy walked into the pool of moonlight and blew her a kiss. Her eyes continued to spill tears as the father she adored evaporated into a thousand slivers of light, spun into a vortex, and spilled into the pond.

Daddy was gone. Magic took him.

Please make sure to visit all the wonderful authors this Sunday by clicking the banner above. It’s so much fun and I’ve made so many amazing friends!!!

Thank you to everyone that reads and comments, I appreciate it!!

Maryellen

I weave myth, magic and fairy tales into my paranormal novels. I would rather spend my days with sirens and shapeshifters than live in the real world.

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Six Sentence Sunday #16

 

 

Hope you are enjoying a beautiful Autumn Sunday!! I must say, this is my favorite time of year.

Last week Tori relinquished Janine’s keys to Otis and prepared to go into her mother’s house. I’ve had a few emails and comments concerned over Otis driving back into town. Hopefully, this snippet will reassure you that Otis is on top of everything in Starlight Cove.

 

The overnight bag was heavier now as she hefted it over her shoulder. She took a step toward mom’s home and then turned on her heel.

“Otis, it’s so dark out tonight.” Her heart pounded. She couldn’t leave him stranded. “How are you going to get back into town?”

“Satori, what has Seattle done to you? Don’t you know how a taxi service works?” he walked to her and held out his arm like Cary Grant.

“Of course I do…but…”

He pointed to the crowd inside her mother’s house, “When this is all over, those pretty ladies inside are going to need a ride into town.”

“Yes, yes they are.” A smile warmed her face as she looped her free arm through his.

“Good thing I’m here then isn’t it?” He winked. 

 

Please make sure to visit all the wonderful authors this Sunday by clicking the banner above. It’s so much fun and I’ve made so many amazing friends!!!

Thank you to everyone that reads and comments, I appreciate it!!

 

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Maryellen

I weave myth, magic and fairy tales into my paranormal novels. I would rather spend my days with sirens and shapeshifters than live in the real world.

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Six Sentence Sunday #15

 

 

Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday! Thanks so much for taking a few minutes of your day to visit and read my snippet from Starlight Cove. I appreciate your visit and every comment posted. Especially while I am in the intense editing stage at the moment…

Last week, Tori was thinking about what ‘family’ meant to her as she sat in the taxi with Otis.

 

The key slid easily from the ignition. Tori grasped it tight and smiled. Janine was her first taste of freedom, whether it was sneaking into the old drive-in out on Lakeshore Drive, or parking by the cove and watching the asteroid shower. Relinquishing the key to Otis revived those old memories. Happy memories of this place.

Tori caressed the steering wheel. Thanks sweet girl. She stepped out of the taxi and walked around to the trunk. Otis met her there and popped the trunk. 

 

Please make sure to visit all the wonderful authors this Sunday by clicking the banner above. It’s so much fun and I’ve made so many amazing friends!!!

 

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Maryellen

I weave myth, magic and fairy tales into my paranormal novels. I would rather spend my days with sirens and shapeshifters than live in the real world.

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Six Sentence Sunday #14

 

 

 

Sorry I’m posting this a few hours late. I was at Goat Fest. Yes, you read that correctly, Goat Fest. I had no idea what it was either. Yes, there were goats and live music and dancing children and food and friends and fun. Sounded like  perfect Starlight Cove event, so I had to check it out!!!

Now for this weeks snippet. Otis and Tori are sitting in the taxi. Tori is apprehensive about going into the house and Otis just mentioned he considered her family.

Family. Tears welled in her eyes. Wasn’t family dependable? Like picking you up from dance rehearsals or attending the science fair. Mom never remembered. Tori wiped her eyes. If she was going to survive the chaos mom created tonight with yet another vanishing act, tears had to be vanquished. 

 

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I weave myth, magic and fairy tales into my paranormal novels. I would rather spend my days with sirens and shapeshifters than live in the real world.

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Teaser Tuesday ~ Warped by Maurissa Guibord

 

 

Teaser: A tingling sensation ran up her arm, quick and warm and so lightning fast Tessa didn’t have time to snatch her hand back. Suddenly everything was gone. The tapestry, the car, even the ground was gone.

p12 Warped by Maurissa Guibard

 

Synopsis:

Tessa doesn’t believe in magic. Or Fate. But there’s something weird about the dusty unicorn tapestry she discovers in a box of old books. She finds the creature woven within it compelling and frightening. After the tapestry comes into her possession, Tessa experiences dreams of the past and scenes from a brutal hunt that she herself participated in. When she accidentally pulls a thread from the tapestry, Tessa releases a terrible centuries old secret. She also meets William de Chaucy, an irresistible 16th-century nobleman. His fate is as inextricably tied to the tapestry as Tessa’s own. Together, they must correct the wrongs of the past. But then the Fates step in, making a tangled mess of Tessa’s life. Now everyone she loves will be destroyed unless Tessa does their bidding and defeats a cruel and crafty ancient enemy.

 

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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Maryellen

I weave myth, magic and fairy tales into my paranormal novels. I would rather spend my days with sirens and shapeshifters than live in the real world.

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Six Sentence Sunday #13

 

 

Hope you are enjoying an amazing holiday weekend. Sorry for my absence last week! I’m back this week to pick up where the story left off…Satori drove up to her mom’s home but couldn’t get out of Otis’s taxi.

Otis popped open the glove box and pulled out a box of playing cards. He shuffled the cards and dealt them into seven piles. Solitaire. The solid rhythm of him flipping cards by the dim dash light soothed Tori’s nerves.

“Otis, thank you…” She glanced at his calm profile in the dark. “…for bringing me up the hill.”

He continued to flip over the cards in neat piles, “That’s what family does Satori.” 

 

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Maryellen

I weave myth, magic and fairy tales into my paranormal novels. I would rather spend my days with sirens and shapeshifters than live in the real world.

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Six Sentence Sunday #12

 

 

 

 

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you are enjoying an amazing weekend.

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Last week, Satori  reached the top of Main Street and the bike/tree. This week she finally arrives at her mom’s house…

 

Mom lived just out of town, literally over the river and through the woods, then up on the ridge top in the thick forest. The house had been in the family since Starlight Cove had been settled.

Even at nightfall, the house glowed as they approached it. Tori’s green gabled prison of nightmares. Mom’s house at last.

Moonlight filtered through the maple leaves casting ghostly shadows over the pathway to the front door. Tori sat back in the security of Janine’s leather seat. Her hand rested on the safety belt release. Why couldn’t she move?

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Maryellen

I weave myth, magic and fairy tales into my paranormal novels. I would rather spend my days with sirens and shapeshifters than live in the real world.

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Friday Flash Fiction #7

 

 

 

The Guidelines Are Simple:

Look at the photo posted each Friday.

Remember this is flash fiction, so you  just need to post a scene or a character sketch. If it grows into something larger, that is fantastic!

You have the option of posting it here in the comments section or on your blog.

If you post on your blog, please leave a link here, in the comments, so everyone can check it out.

 

And here is this Friday’s prompt ~

 

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Maryellen

I weave myth, magic and fairy tales into my paranormal novels. I would rather spend my days with sirens and shapeshifters than live in the real world.

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Tuesday Teaser ~ The Wild Wood by Charles deLint

 

 

 

Teaser:

I know that I am changed, but I don’t know how or why. Or what the change will mean.

pg 18 The Wild Wood by Charles deLint

 

 

 

Synopsis:

A young artist returns to her cabin in the deep woods of Canada to concentrate on her illustrations. But somehow, strange and beautiful creatures are slipping into her drawings and sketches. The world of Faerie is reaching out to her for help–and she may be its last chance for survival.

 

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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Maryellen

I weave myth, magic and fairy tales into my paranormal novels. I would rather spend my days with sirens and shapeshifters than live in the real world.

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Six Sentence Sunday #11

 

 

 

I hope everyone is having an amazing weekend! Thanks for stopping by for another Six Sunday post.

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Last week Satori was driving through the woods at the end of Main Street to her mom’s house…

The top of Main Street circled around an ancient tree.  A rusted bike frame was gobbled up by one of the oldest cedars in the forest about fifty years ago. Main Street circled round the bike/tree out of respect or perhaps out of fear. You never knew in this town.

Tori gripped the steering wheel and glimpsed over at Otis. He winked and it gave her the nudge she needed to continue. This was the last glimpse of civilization before she circled left toward mom’s house on Firefly Lane. 

 

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Maryellen

I weave myth, magic and fairy tales into my paranormal novels. I would rather spend my days with sirens and shapeshifters than live in the real world.

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