Thursday, April 19, 2012

Snippets Of Story- April

I almost didn't think I would have anything new to post this month. I hadn't written anything new in So She Dances, nor had I thought there could be much else  to share in either of my other books. But, then, lo and behold, yesterday afternoon an idea for a young adult book came into my mind. (age range 10-12) I got a bit written down quickly. It's not much, and all, but I'll be sharing a couple snippets from that as well. :-)

And, as always, if you wish to participate, just go to Katie's blog.

Talitha dodged her way through the crowded street, her steps keeping time as best she could to the waltz rhythm in her head.
~So She Dances

“Go ahead and pick out a movie,” Talitha called back to Michelle who was in the living room, “I’m going to go take my legs off right away, after all that walking.”
~So She Dances

When her stumps felt a little better, she put on a pair of pajama pants, climbed off her bed, and made her way back into the living room, shaking her head at the fact her cat, Koomie, hadn’t moved a bit all while she had been doing that- the lazy thing.
~So She Dances

“I don’t really know, but I hear a lot of excuses,” Daniel shook his head as he answered. “Some of the guys are too new, so they don’t know how to do things properly. Some of them have families they need to get home to. I know at least three of the sales people took off without checking if anything like that needed to be done, and a few of the managers had to go to a corporate meeting- they left before the trucks even got there. Who knows about the rest.”
~So She Dances

My name is Mary Lennox.

No, not that Mary Lennox, though, I am named after her. 
~The Not-So-Secret Hideaway

The one thing I can't deny, unfortunately, is that I do actually have a cousin named Colin, and we are the same age.
~The Not-So-Secret Hideaway

“Fine with me,” I said, “But if it’s not, you have to buy me that necklace and bracelet set I saw at the mall.


“With the matching earrings,” I added in.

“What?!” Joe looked like he was about to boil over, “That’s not fair!”

I loved riling him up like that. “Them’s the terms”, I told him, “Take ‘em or leave ‘em.”

~The Not-So-Secret Hideaway

She wondered what the Faerie Christmas traditions and customs were. She only had a month and a half to prepare, she realized, and decided to start looking into the matter.
~Faerie's Grace: Hwinny's Story

There were concerts, passing out food and other provisions and gifts to the poor, tree lighting ceremonies, caroling events, banquets, and, most importantly, the Royal Christmas Chapel service. 
~Faerie's Grace: Hwinny's Story

They continued into the labyrinth keeping a constantly watchful eye out for Mountain Keepers or Goblins, always on their guard with weapons ready in case the creatures chose whatever moment and place they were in for attack. 
~Faerie's Grace: Hwinny's Story

Don't forget there are more snippets of So She Dances in last month's snippets. ;-) 

1 comment:

Megan Langham said...

Hurray for new ideas! :D

All of these snippets are lovely. My favourite is possibly the first one (I do that myself, all the time) but I admit I'm thoroughly intrigued by how The Not-So-Secret Hideaway seems to be connected to The Secret Garden, which is one of the most perfect books I've ever read. I can't wait to see what you'll do with it!