Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet 20- Janna


Happy New Year! It’s time for Weekend Writing Warriors! Every Sunday, a bunch of writers post 8-sentence snippets from their WIPs on their blogs. There’s a lot of reading, commenting and great writing. Click on the link to see the full list.

We last left Janna hiding in the woods with Anton, while the farm where they lived was attacked. Anyezka, Janna’s 5-year-old stepdaughter is at the farm, but there’s nothing they can do until the marauders leave. Finally, they see them coming down the road.

A woman rode at the head of the group. Tangled black curls fell down her back, over a long, dirty sheepskin coat similar to what the others wore. But while they whooped and laughed, she looked  around silently, scanning the edges of the forest. Janna shrank back.

The woman slowed her horse to a stop as she sniffed the air and Janna could have sworn her eyes glowed yellow, like an animal’s. She sniffed again, then shrugged and urged her horse on. Neither Janna nor Anton breathed until they were well down the road.

“What was that?” Anton asked, still shaking

Oh, I think we know exactly who it is- though the what may still be unclear! Guess she didn’t waste any time getting right back to work after installing Braeden in his cozy dungeon.

Previous snippets are here.

31 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet 20- Janna

  1. Beautiful details and description. I love the visual introduction to this character, really sets the tone!

  2. That was a very scary lady, Anton. Be glad she decided against investigating whatever she sensed–or smelled. She’s definitely got a supernatural monster vibe going on there!

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