Sunday Snippet February 8, 2015

This is an excerpt from my current project.  This is a very rough first draft and may or may not have been creatively edited to fit the 10 sentence limit.

Skipping a bit from last week, Arrek is taking Ta’elsin to the castle gardens to pass some time while the others are in a war council.  We are still in Arrek’s POV.


As he guided Ta’elsin through the halls he found himself caught in a whirlpool of emotions: relief that the boy was safe, joy that he was with him again, and a touch of disappointment that Ta’elsin didn’t seem to recognize him. 

Of course he doesn’t, he told himself.  It was thirteen years ago.  If he even remembers you he’s not going to recognize you — there is nothing special about you.

He pulled his mind away from that last thought, but smiled in spite of it.  The fact that there was “nothing special” about him — the fact that both of his eyes were the same color — was what had caused him to be in the temple when Ta’elsin had been brought in.  It was that “nothing special” that had allowed him to be in a position to save the boy’s life.

And there had been at least one person in his life who had thought that he was special. He still ached at the loss of his grandfather, and knew that part of him always would.

Joy and sorrow, he mused, were never far apart.


(The prologue is available on Wattpad if you’d like some background information.)


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15 responses to “Sunday Snippet February 8, 2015

  1. Aint that the truth … perfect last sentence. Great snippet.

  2. It seems nice to be “nothing special” sometimes, doesn’t it? But I’m sure Ta’elsin is going to recognize him soon enough.

  3. Gem

    Joy and sorrow…so true.

  4. So now I’m half in love with Arrik (Nothing special? Please) and since I was already half in love with Ta’elsin, I’m completely in love with this couple. :)

  5. Such an emotional snippet. Can’t wait to read more next week.

  6. Sooooo much truth in those last words. Perfectly put. All of this snippet was perfectly put and powerful with so few words. Excellent snippet!

  7. elainecsc2013

    That last line is so honest and poignant.

  8. chellecordero

    a great snippet that truly speaks to the emotions. Well done.

  9. Great snippet. Have to say I like the last line, too. Belated Happy Birthday to you!! May all those Birthday wishes come true! Just celebrated my 53rd B-day on the 8th. :) Had great day with family.

  10. Love the last line. The way you used “nothing special” to create a rich characterization and series of events is great.

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