Sunday, September 29, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors

It's Sunday and I'm participating in the Weekend Writing Warriors mini hop again. The deal is to post 8 sentences from a writing project, published or unpublished. This week I'm offering a bit from my legend-inspired romance, The Witchy Wolf and the Wendigo (book1 Ashkewheteasu)  

my 8, then details follow:

“Aiyanna my love and my heart, I have watched over you through time but I can watch no longer. Please forgive me, I have failed you….” His throat choked closed. Swallowing hard, he whispered to the earth that half-covered his wife, “Again.” 

Kneeling beside the dirt-encrusted bones, he pulled the cover away to expose them fully. The small bones of the baby he knew laid with its mother had dissolved in the acids of the soil. Gently digging through the loam between the exposed rib bones, his fingers found the bird stone, its cord long since returned to the earth. Holding it now, he remembered...

Behind the scenes: Ashkewheteasu has been watching over his wife's burial mound for millennia. Today he finds her grave disturbed by modern progress and painfully relives memories he'd pushed from his mind for centuries.

Here's the story
The Witchy Wolf and the Wendigo (book1 Ashkewheteasu)  

Based upon Native American oral tradition and a modern urban legend
Read More at USA Today

Using traditional mythology and bringing it into the present is definitely a technique that works very well with this book. Rose disarmingly and very skillfully melds past and present into a great story layered with characters and interrelationships that we want to know more about. I was bewitched! 
~ A Reader


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  1. Aw, this made me sad. What happened to her and the baby?

  2. That was a heart wrenching 8! The blurb after added to it. Wow. Excellent job.

    I'll have to check out some of the other hops you mention. They are such fun.

  3. Very sad, loved how you evoked the emotions with your prose. Excellent excerpt.

  4. I'm wondering about the backstory here. Intriguing.

  5. So very sad...

    Wouldn't uncovering such old bones top whatever construction is going on, in order to preserve the past?

  6. Great snippet. This looks like a really good book. Thanks for sharing your 8.

  7. An intriguing eight there.