Today I learned of something called Friday Snippets, thanks to Clare who tweeted about it. The idea is to post every Friday a sample of your work in progress to share your writing with the rest of the blogosphere and the twitterverse. Loved the idea and, although is already Friday night, it’s still Friday here in my neck of the woods. I also had quite the productive day. I wrote my daily quota of 2k and I finished and also sent a guest blog post, so I can be excused for my tardiness.
Without further ado, here is my Friday Snippet from my brand new project, a fantasy tale. Working title is Notturno. The two characters are Dalia and Aragon. She lives in the darkness and he thrives under the sun.
“Kirby is my dog’s name.”
“Well, he likes my food.” And, as on clue, Kirby left her lap to jump on Aragon’s.
“He likes me.” Aragon smiled at Kirby. “Isn’t it true that you like me very much, Kirby?”
“He likes you all right; you gave him food and shelter.”
A different kind of smile made his eyes shine. “Does it mean you like me as well?”
“I gave you shelter and I did offer you food.” His right eyebrow shot high, his lips curving up slightly.
“I don’t know you!” Dalia should have felt more shocked and added some of the lacking shock to the tone. “How dare you. I’m betrothed.” Funny how that detail came up, when she would constantly rebuke Martin for saying so.
“Don’t get too worked up, I’m married.”
“You are?” Her mouth hanged open.
She scooped away from him, treacherous disappointment creeping through her feelings. “I must go back.”
6 thoughts on “Friday Snippets!”
Hi Monica, thanks for sharing this, it reads very well.
Hi, Ethan! Thank you for stopping by 🙂
I somehow missed this last week, sorry! I loved the way Aragon teased Dalia. You managed to tell us a lot about the characters through only a short bit of dialogue. Might be nice to see a little of their physical actions while they’re talking as well 🙂
I’d love to read more of this 🙂
Thanks, Clare! Thank you for the suggestion, I’ll work on that 🙂
I like the way you write dialogue, it shows a lot about the characters.
Hi, Ruth! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment 🙂 I’ll post some more shortly.