Welcome to another round of Weekend Writing Warriors. Every Sunday, we share 8-sentence snippets of our works in process on our blogs, then “visit” each other to read, comment and encourage. I’ve been doing the unimaginative thing and presenting one snippet from each chapter each week.
Last week, we left Janna getting ready to flee the beleaguered city of Kaleva. While she leaves out one gate, Braeden- a mercenary fighting for the Empress- is coming in another. For all of you worried about Dimir’s fate after last week- I’m sorry! Somewhat creatively punctuated.
Who’s the leader here?” Braeden asked, pulling his helmet off.
“I seem to be all that’s left,” a tall, lanky fellow with graying hair stepped forward- he had blood streaming from a wound in his left arm.”My name is Dimir Kronek; do you want me to surrender?”
“No need.” Braeden beckoned a young officer forward and said, “Bind up Master Kronek’s arm; I’d rather he not bleed to death.”
“So you can kill me later?” Kronek’s harsh laugh ended in a cough.
“Won’t be me,” Braeden said, “I’m not a hangman, which is what you’ll get after your trial.”