Sunday Snippet February 15, 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.

Continuing from last week.


Arrek pulled his attention back to the man beside him. 

“You came with Berrebren?”

“He’s been completing my training as a wizard,” Ta’elsin said, nodding.  “The one I was apprenticed to, Sagyl, he became too ill to continue, so he made arrangements for me to go to Berrebren after his death.”

Arrek nodded, hearing the undertones in Ta’elsin’s voice:  sorrow and loss and a touch of… not quite bitterness. 

“What was Sagyl like?” he asked.  “Berrebren has been here before and I know that he’s not… the kindest soul in the world.”

Ta’elsin’s lips twitched at Arrek’s words.  “Sagyl was… He was kind and gentle and encouraging and loving.  He…” He closed his eyes.  “He saved my life but…”




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


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27 responses to “Sunday Snippet February 15, 2015

  1. But???? LOL … another great snippet, but…. ;-)

  2. You and your cliff hangers! You can’t just leave us hanging like that! I better see what the “but” means next week, now I’m thinking the worst of what Ta’elsin was going to say…

  3. But whaaaaaaat? Sometimes i wish you weren’t so good at choosing when to end a snippet. ;)

  4. Very nice–can’t wait to see what happens…to be continued…

  5. Gem

    I liked the snippet so much I read the Prologue and LOVE this story.

    • Thanks, Gem! I’m glad it intrigued you enough to read the prologue, and that you’re loving the story. This is from book one of the trilogy and I’m working on book three now.

  6. But?! C’mon, Paula! I know you only get so many sentences, but really?! o_O

  7. Great excerpt. Out of context, I have a hard time following what’s happening, but it doesn’t read rough at all. Terrific excerpt.

  8. That might be a drastic change, from one teacher to another. I wonder what the bitterness is all about.

  9. But???? Come on I need more lol. Great snippet.

  10. siobhanmuir

    But? But?! But what? Great snippet, P.T. :D

  11. Karen Michelle Nutt

    But what? You can’t stop there. lol Great snippet. I like their banter and Arrek’s inner thoughts.

  12. elainecsc2013

    A nice little cliffhanger.

  13. I like this simple exchange, especially knowing that Arrek is genuinely interested and not just making small talk. Nice snippet!

  14. chellecordero

    Sounds like there are a lot of depths to Ta’elsin. Arrek is certainly trying to get to know him better.

  15. You hooked me with the, “but…..” This story keeps getting more & more interesting.

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