Friday, December 14, 2012

Return of the Snippets

I know it's been months and months since I last did a snippets post, but, then, I haven't had anything new to post without giving away too much of my stories... until now, that is. In this post-NaNo season, more snippets have come my way, and I now pass them on to you. :-)

If you don't know what Snippets is all about, it's a lovely monthly writing post event sort of thing started by Katie, which you can read about here at her blog.

“You know, you’re the one who’s supposed to be doing this,” Talitha pointed out to Daniel, as she stood in his kitchen the next morning, flipping pancakes. “What happened to getting in practice and showing your abilities to your sister?”

“He tried showing his abilities to me,” Michelle responded, “You don’t want to see what happened.”

~So She Dances

“Well, somebody has to come up with something,” Talitha pointed out, “Otherwise, we’ll all just end up sitting around doing nothing, or waste the whole day watching TV.”

“Is that so bad?” Daniel asked in typical male fashion.

~So She Dances

She turned to Michelle and asked, “Don’t you just love how figure skating is like ballet on ice? It’s so beautiful and fluid.”

“And cold,” Michelle pointed out.

“True,” Talitha agreed emphatically. Cold was not her friend. “But I think it would be fun to learn, anyway. I wish I could.”

~So She Dances

“Oh, lots of things,” Talitha went on to list some of her dreams. “To visit most of Europe, to spend a few months in the British Isles, to write a book, to build my dream house, to act, to sing, but,” she added, her voice betraying how much more the next item was important to her, “what I really, really want to do is to dance.”

~So She Dances

Soon, with the excitement of having a break, several of the people were goofing off- doing silly dances with the music. Talitha and Melissa couldn’t help but laugh at the antics of Daniel and Matthew, but Michelle just shook her head in embarrassment over how idiotic her brother looked. She hadn’t quite yet grown out of the embarrassment years. Still, eventually all three of the girls were joining the rest of the dancers being rather silly, themselves.

~So She Dances

“In general, I think I would say, when an opportunity like this comes along, one should take it. However, you do need to make sure you’re doing the right thing, and staying within the peace of God. Don’t take any opportunity that takes you out of that peace, no matter how amazing an opportunity it may be. And don’t let excitement cloud your judgment in that area.”

~So She Dances

I think that's enough for now. Don't want to give all the best in one go. ;-)

1 comment:

Kamilla said...

Oh, I can't wait for you to finish this book so I can read it. :)) I love your books so much!