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“Introductions…”: #WeWriWa – #8Sunday

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors’ Eight Sentence Sunday!

It’s simple and fun. Sign the linky list with your name, blog url and email address on Mondays, 8:00 AM EST. Each week, the list remains open until Saturday, 11:59 PM. Then on Sunday, post 8 sentences from a current writing project, published or unpublished. Visit other participants and offer opinions, critiques, support. Writers hanging out with writers, a good time with a great group of people.

It’s a chance to share a small snippet -exactly eight sentences – of my current writing. I’m sharing an excerpt from my April CampNaNoWriMo project, Transistions: Kifo Island Chronicles, Volume One. The Kifo Island novella series takes place at a resort that’s a little like hospice meets Fantasy IslandTransitions chronicles the intersecting and changing lives of Barry, Terrance, and Corinne.

This snippet is a paragraph after the single sentence I shared over at WIPpet Wednesday last week:

Hey, Corinne – you ready in there?”

What followed was some incredibly dull exposition that added little of relevance; it probably won’t be in draft two. So I won’t bore you with that….instead, how about you read this?

All set, Donovan.” She didn’t crane her neck as he came in; most people didn’t want to be seen as curiosities or spectacles, and the information she’d gotten from the Welcome Committee said that these gentlemen, a retired businessman and a modern-art sculptor, preferred a quiet life. So she settled herself at her creation table, which was positioned in such a way that she could greet visitors, and let them watch her work, without giving the impression that she was staring at them like some strange potter’s version of a black widow welcoming them to her lair.

Donovan grinned at her as he raised his shades; he had this knack of knowing what direction her fancies traveled in. But he didn’t let on, this time. Instead, he swept a hand behind him as he half-turned. “Corinne McIntyre, may I present to you Terrance Acosta and Barry Kelmore. Gentlemen, this is Corinne, one talented lady, and my best friend.”

What’s going on here? Why is Corinne so particular about how she presents herself? Why have the men come, and how does Donovan fit into the picture?

Well, I wouldn’t be much of a writer if I just came out and told you, now would I? =D

I suggest that, instead, you go visit other #8Sunday posts, and see if they’ll give away more than I did!

Author:

I am myself. I own my life, and live with three other people who own theirs. My intention is to do only those things that bring me joy, and to give myself wholly to those things I do. Writing has been my passion throughout my life, and this will become the home for my writing life...because it brings me great joy!

6 thoughts on ““Introductions…”: #WeWriWa – #8Sunday

    1. Thanks, Veronica! It’s from the opening scene, and the first novella in a series, so I was hoping to capture the “feel” of the place and its purpose without drowning the reader in exposition.

      There are many layers and textures here…five scenes in, now, and there’s more going on than I plotted, for sure!

      You might enjoy reading this excerpt from two days back, although it’s out of sequence for what I’ll be sharing this week…it gives a better idea of where things are going.

      If you’d rather go in order, though, this will make more sense after next Sunday’s 8. =)

      http://shanjeniah.com/2015/04/04/socs-defiled-a-kifo-island-chronicles-story/

    1. I love that you love him. I’m rather fond of him, myself. He gets his own novella (well, he does have to share with Karina and Ava, but he loves them both, so it’s OK – you’ll see!).

      He’s a recurring character in Transitions, though, and will have a stronger supporting role in Generations, the second Kifo novella (um, yeah, maybe I’d better get on getting that plotted….).

      Hope to see you tonight! =)

    1. She does have her reasons…and they’re good ones.

      The Welcome Committee (is name may or may not change in future drafts, but I needed to call it something, in the meantime) is kind of the coordinating/ concierge service for the entire island resort. It has many functions, more of which will come to light as this story, and the series, progress…

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