WeWriWa/Snippet Sunday 02/16/2014 #8sunday #snippetsunday

On February 16, 2014, Posted by , In Snippet,WeWriWa/Snippet Sunday, With 11 Comments

new seize smSorry about last week.  I started a new job this past week, and I realized last weekend I had no clothes!  Yes, so I spent a better part of the weekend clothes shopping, which I hate. And ended up completely exhausted, and probably partially brain dead.  I kind of forgot about this until Sunday…

On the plus, I got a new phone!  Gone is my LG POS.  Hello iPhone 4s!

And, yeah, here’s the next eight…


As we got closer, the details of the carvings because clear.  The doors were a collage of wolves.  Some slept happily curled up in a ball.  Others leapt and played, roughing each other up like puppies were wont to do.  Finally, the largest carving in the very center of the doors was of a wolf standing over his defeated foe, staring menacingly out the doors as if ready to kill any who threatened to take its prize.  I half expect it to growl.

Two guards stood outside the doors and, as we approached, they swung into action, pushing the doors open, then waiting for us to pass before pulling the doors shut once more, leaving us in a temporary, suffocating blackness.  The urge to scream was almost unbearable, but my lungs felt like a giant was sitting on them.


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11 Comments so far:

  1. P.T. Wyant says:

    Great description and I especially love the last line.

  2. Eleri Stone says:

    Loved “I half expected it to growl.” (And the sudden suffocating darkness too:)

  3. Beautiful description of the doors.

  4. Karysa Faire says:

    Those doors sound amazing. Can I get a pair?

    • Yeah, I have a thing for hardware. Between my dad and I, you wouldn’t believe the amount of shots we have of door hinges, door knobs, and various other bits of architecture, mainly old (like a few hundred years). I’ve been to Greece and Rome, and I imagine some of that sprouted from my experiences with some of the carved stone there.

  5. Enjoyed the excerpt, and your cover is awesome.

  6. Millie Burns says:

    I’m hoping the insides of the building end up being more calming…after she can breath again…and see again…

  7. LOVE these wolf doors. I could really visualize them and the description creates amazing atmosphere for the story. Terrific snippet!

  8. Pat Harris says:

    Wow, congratulations on the new job and on making it through clothing shopping. Love the description. Cool imagery. Liked the “suffocating blackness.” Write on!

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