#1LineWed #amwriting #WIP Fantasy

Here’s another short-‘n-sweet  #1lineWed post. The theme is fantasy, not difficult for a Sci-Fi and Fantasy author but, wait, I have to find it within the text of my novel? Hmm. There were only three in a 127K story, and   here’s one of them.

 

 

 

   “Walmart towel.” Cent held it out to inspect it, disappointed because it was exactly like the one she used at home. Why had she expected something better inside Dane’s kingdom? Because it was a kingdom, that’s why. There should be something romantic and mystical about living in a fairy kingdom, but there obviously wasn’t. I’m in a tunnel and living among fey. That’s something, I guess.

   But she was fey now too, which sliced the edge off the fantasy, and Dane was no Prince, King, or anything else Charming.

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#1LineWed #amwriting #WIP Travel

Here’s another short-‘n-sweet  #1lineWed post. The theme is fun, travel, and adventure.  I’m plucking the travel out and applying it something practical, a mug.  Hey, that’s sticking to the theme, perhaps not as intended, but there it is.

 

 

 

    “Cent’s in here.” Aubrey reentered the kitchen with Conall behind him. “He’s come in search of coffee.”

     “Lexy’s got her drawers in a wad this mornin’.” Conall pulled off his ballcap and held out a Gow Welding travel mug. “You mind?”

     “How can we say no to that handsome face?” Tess took his mug and went to the live room.

FYI: live room refers to the homestead’s kitchen addition where the appliances are located. Live as in electricity.

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#1LineWed #amwriting #WIP Beginning

Here’s another short-‘n-sweet  #1lineWed post. The theme is beginnings. This is the very first sentence of an epic-level Contemporary Paranormal Fantasy set in modern-day Southern Appalachia.

 

 

 

 

“Well, hell.” Centenary Rhodes sat on the bed with her legs crossed, staring at the bag she’d be taking with her.

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#1LineWed #amwriting #WIP Light Bulb Moment

Here’s another short-‘n-sweet  #1lineWed post. The theme is light bulb moment. Cent has plenty of those in Keeping House because she has so much to remember. Here’s one of them.

 

 

 

I think I’m figuring this out. The unknowns and Dane’s brogue served as a gauge. She was angry with Weeds, but she wasn’t nearly as enraged as she’d been with some of the other Hunters tonight.

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#1LineWed #amwriting #WIP Web

Here’s another short-‘n-sweet  #1lineWed post. The theme is web. Slim pickings again this week where the theme is concerned, even in a 124K manuscript. Here’s my choice. It’s a bit of a variation, but I think it’ll work.

 

 

 

“But I, we… Crystal, please.” Brinn placed their hands on the driver’s side glass. “Come on!” They smacked the glass with their palm and it spiderwebbed, Brinn reeling back as Crystal screamed and crawled into the passenger seat.

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#1LineWed #amwriting #WIP Weather

Here’s another short-‘n-sweet  #1lineWed post. The theme is weather. Slim pickings when it comes to that word. I’ve used it all of five times. Here’s the best of them IMO.

 

 

 

     A proper landin’ is everything. Those words echoed in Cent’s head. “I’m over today.”

     “Eh, you’re right. The weather stinks, and those wings of yours look like a dog’s been chewin’ on them.” Dane glanced over to Pyre, who sat on the branch of a nearby tree. “What’s she been puttin’ on them, Lightnin’ Bug?”

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#1LineWed #amwriting #WIP Chapter Cliffhanger

Here’s another short-‘n-sweet  #1lineWed post. The theme is Chapter Cliffhanger, so that’s what you’re getting.  The excerpt comes from Chapter Eleven of Keeping House, novel two in the Appalachian Elementals series and one of my current WIPs.

 

 

   “Cent? Cent!” Exan’s black mass rushed forward to slip between Cent and the shadow holding her. “Release her!”

     “Ah am untethered by this lass’ return.” A deep voice laughed in the dark and a hand reached through Exan to shove Cent, bashing her forehead against the truck’s fender.

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#1LineWed #amwriting #WIP Shop

Here’s another short-‘n-sweet  #1lineWed post. The theme is shop, very appropriate since Black Friday and Cyber Monday have just passed. While this line might not be exactly what the host intended, the word has many different meanings, this one, a noun, being how I use it most often in this #WIP. The excerpt comes from Keeping House, novel two in the Appalachian Elementals series and one of my current WIPs.

    “I already took them to the back.” Eddie nodded toward the shop door. “Headin’ home?” He drew his eyes from Dane to Cent, where they lingered. “You look like you done seen ol’ Scratch ridin’ a Harley.”

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#1LineWed #amwriting #WIP Food

Here’s another short-‘n-sweet  #1lineWed post. The theme is food, how apropos considering it’s Thanksgiving week here in The U.S. This excerpt comes from Keeping House, novel two in the Appalachian Elementals series and one of my current WIPs.

 

 

 

“I remember Stowne’s wantin’ you to stick to natural foods. Can’t blame them for it, but sometimes…” Dane tossed the empty pizza box onto the bed and opened the full one. “Junk food’s got its place in this world.”

     “Like in our guts.” Cent stifled a belch with her hand.

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#1LineWed #amwriting #WIP Betray

Here’s another short-‘n-sweet  #1lineWed post. The theme is betray. This excerpt comes from Keeping House, novel two in the Appalachian Elementals series and one of my current WIPs.

 

 

 

Cent knew those voices as well as she knew the lights. How could you? She watched because she couldn’t look away, because she had to make certain the betrayal was real.

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