Sunday Snippet: “Which was… a sickle?”

Hello fathers (and everyone else) and welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors! I’m still continuing with my upcoming urban fantasy novel, Storm of the Gods, which will *hopefully* have its final query letter ready to go so I can move on. Last week, Derek was mentally preparing himself for whomever was choosing to sneak up on him. This week, we see why that was a very, very, unwise decision…

I snapped my elbow back, and was rewarded with the hard crunch of shattering cartilage and a roar of pain. I whirled around, bringing my foot up to kick my attacker. The tip of my boot grazed along his jaw, knocking him onto the ground.

I reached over my shoulder and drew the sword slung over my back. The curve of the kopis gleamed under the sunlight, the classic Spartan blade a match for whatever he’d tried to attack me with.

Which was… a sickle?

I glanced at the man coughing and spitting blood on the ground. He picked himself and his weapon up and faced me. I had a brief moment to take in his appearance.

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In other news, while the first part of my Young Adult Fantasy story is starting to take more shape, I admit that I haven’t been keeping my promises to myself in regards to writing thanks to the hassles and chaos of buying a condo. Which leads me to remark that I won’t be posting next week’s snippet. Saturday is the big move and if I’m being completely honest with myself, I need a day to be completely lazy and not have to worry about anything. If I get this day (because my so-called-vacation is filling up fast), I even plan to stay away from writing (I’m having two full chalkboard walls in my office and the paint will need to dry anyway). All I’m going to do is sleep in, enjoy my bean bag chair on my balcony, work on my colouring books, read, and eat something sugary. Everything else will wait for another day. 😉

Remember to check out the other Weekend Writing Warriors authors for romance, sci-fi, fantasy, and more, and to all the fathers and dads out there, I hope you have a wonderful day. You’ve earned it!

Amy

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32 Comments

  1. Elyzabeth M. VaLey

    Great snippet! I am curious about his attacker’s appearance. Good luck with the move.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  2. Author Charmaine Gordon

    Good snippet with a hint of excitement that sounds like possible romance.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Hahaha Nope, no romance for a long, long time. 😉

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  3. Aurora Springer

    OK – his attacker was harder than he thought! Mistake, but who or what is it?

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      You’ll have to wait and see! 😉

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  4. Author Jessica E. Subject

    Oh gosh! I’m very curious to know who the person is on the ground. You’re leaving us hanging! LOL All the best with your move next weekend! 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  5. veronicascott

    Enjoyed the snippet and best wishes with the actual moving day!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you so much!

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  6. Kimberly Gould

    Wow, that’s not the common melee weapon!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Not at all! 😉

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  7. nancygideon

    Uh oh! Is he tangling with an innocent native trying to protect his own? Way to leave us hanging, Amy!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      *insert evil laugh here*

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  8. elainecsc2013

    Nice action. Can’t wait to fins out more about the attacker.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      In a couple weeks!

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  9. Ed Hoornaert

    The implications are that the attacker is either a rustic or the Grim Reaper. If the former, I hope he didn’t injure him too badly. If the latter, he couldn’t injure him enough for my taste.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Haha you’ll have to wait and see. 😉

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  10. Christina Ochs

    Hm, I have a feeling the attacker is a wee bit outclassed. Have fun with the move!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Haha just a little bit. 😉

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  11. jakerose

    Awesome action snippet, I’m definitely intrigued to see how it plays out! And congrats with the condo! A lazy day sounds great, I might have to do one real soon- or maybe more than one

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you so much! I hope you get your lazy day too! 😀

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  12. Karen Michelle Nutt

    What does this attacker look like. He does have a wicked weapon.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      You’ll find out in a couple weeks!

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  13. Diane Burton

    You’ve got my curiosity up. I want to know what his attacker looks like. Good luck with your move. You deserve a day or 3 to recover.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you so much! 🙂

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  14. Caitlin Stern

    He took down that attacker pretty well! Not that sickle guy stayed down. Great snippet–makes me wonder what they look like!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      The fight’s just getting started! 😉

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  15. Andrea R Huelsenbeck

    Congratulations on the condo! We’ll miss you next week. But pictures the week after that?

    Darn. I want to know what’s interesting Derek about the attacker’s appearance.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      There will be! I’ll be posting photos on my Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. It’s going to look really cool when I finish it all! 😀

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  16. Kim Magennis

    Excellent hook, Amy

    Sending you my ‘moving’ fairies. Good luck!

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  17. Hywela Lyn

    Ouch! That must have hurt. Now you’ve left us hanging and I want to know more!

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