Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, where writers share 8-10 sentences from their WIP for from a current writing project, published or unpublished, then visit other participants and offer opinions, critiques, support.
I went on a bit of an unofficial/unintended hiatus from blogging in the last 6 weeks or so of 2019, but I’m back now. I have a lot of goals, which you can read about here. I’ve been writing short stories for the last little while, and I’m still doing that. One of my goals is to submit stories to at least four competitions or anthologies throughout 2020. The one I’m working on at the moment is for Cantina Publishing’s Silk & Steel: An Adventure Anthology of Queer Ladies.
In this story, my two ladies participate in a sport wherein contestants in teams of two have to distract a dragon long enough for one of them to steal its egg. Helena and Tori are the favourites in this year’s competition. I haven’t written a whole lot yet, so this is from right at the beginning. Helena is nervous, and Tori has been trying to calm her for the last few minutes.
“Hey,” she says. “We’ve got this. There’s a reason we’re the favourites.” She moves her head to catch Helena’s eye. “Right?”
Helena chews her bottom lip again. It’s downright adorable. “Right,” she finally admits.
“Kiss me for luck?”
Helena smiles as she looked up, and that and her kiss is all the luck that Tori needs.
Helena is definitely the silk while Tori is the steel. I’m looking forward to exploring their relationship more. Who knows, maybe this will turn into a bigger project.
See you all next week!