Saturday, October 12, 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 The deal is to post 8 sentences from a writing project, published or unpublished.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 work in progress. More than 5 years in the making. More than 500k words. So far it's a 5-book, as yet-unnamed, labor of love. I call it my magnum opus (MO)

My 8:

Waking from his nightmare trembling, Julian sat up feeling feverish and ready to vomit, and no wonder; it was a very unpleasant way to die.  He had these on occasion – fragments of horrific past life endings that crept unbidden into his dreams. Unfortunately you couldn’t choose what flashed through your sleeping consciousness. It took more than a few measured breaths before the torture-induced nausea passed. 

As a Templar Knight, he’d stood with De Molay and the others in 1307 and burned in the fires that followed the Templar round up on Friday the 13th.

Julian closed his eyes and counted backward from ten, seeking the edges of the dream once more. He needed to know why he dreamt this tonight because dreams were often prophetic. The last time this particular nightmare came to him, his brother and sister-in-law were involved in a fatal car "accident".


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  1. I love that he's so aware of who he was in past lives. Great take on reincarnation (which is what I assume this is?).

  2. This is a very interesting eight. Has me all curious as to what will happen next.

  3. A very jam packed 8. I like the prophetic dream aspect of his many lives. So now we have a hint something bad is going to happen. His brother must be as old as he is. Does he also die many deaths? I'm quite curios about it all. Good job!
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  4. Wow, just fascinating on so many levels. Can't wait to read more! Excellent excerpt and now i'm going to be thinking about this one....

  5. Templar Knights. I love it already. so many thoughts and trying to figure it out in 8 sentences. great job on this teasing snippet

  6. A disturbing dream, followed by something big going wrong. Not a great way to start a day.

  7. The dream coming true seems very creepy. I wonder who is going to burn alive this time.