Fortunately, today’s post is easy because I am linking up with Alyssa from The Devil Orders Takeout and Emily from Loony Literate to share two snippets from my WIP.
1. a snippet from page sixteen
Trilobite turns away, sneering. It’s been over a hundred years since some of his spines broke and pierced his scales, changing his powers forever. The Guild neutralized him, taking his power, his freedom, and his sense of “enough.” His bones poke painfully through his scales—he will always stop short in his meals because he feels full long before he’s had enough nutrients. To me, this is one of the Babewyn Guild’s greatest crimes—they would let one of their own starve.
“Hey squirt.” I kneel down to his level. “Let’s see you eat a little more, okay?”
Trilobite eyes me warily. He knows this game. “I’m not hungry.”
“I know,” I say. “But can’t you eat just a little more?”
“Not hungry.” He closes his eyes.
“Too full?” I question. “Too full for a gummy worm?”
Oh, I’m magic all right. An eye peeks open. Then another. Then the third.
“Give me thirty more worms,” I say. “And you can have one when we get back inside.”
Here is a character introduction for Trilobite, who I guess we can call—through no fault of his own—an anorexic dragon with no concept of quantity. And it is also character development for Lindsay (the POV character) to show that she actually knows what she’s doing and stuff.
2. a snippet of sixteen words or fewer
Even after their bodies have decayed, their final malicious acts reverberate in the air.
And for my TL;DR people, here we have fourteen words of reflection as Lindsay looks at a field of corpses, lol.
That was fun. Thanks to Alyssa and Emily for hosting!