“The Child of Her Soul”: Foul Deeds Will Rise for #WeWriWa #8Sunday

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors’ Eight Sentence Sunday, the weekly hop for everyone who loves to write! Sign up below with your name, blog and email and share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of your writing on Sunday. Your post needs to be live between 12:00 noon on Saturday and 9:00 AM on Sunday. Visit other participants on the list and read, critique, and comment on their #8sunday posts.

It’s a second chance to share a small snippet of my current writing. Most weeks, I tie them back to my current WIPpet Wednesday post, so reading both can give a deeper peek…

This nine-sentence snippet follows immediately after last week’s WIPpet, Preying Upon Her. It’s from Foul Deeds Will Rise, Book #2 in my Trueborn Weft Series.

Shentaa is a new mother, apart from her nursling, Osiru, for the first time since his birth. She’s not sure exactly what to do with herself, and so she Runs, somewhat aimlessly, considering the powerful pull of her child, and realizing that she will never again be truly alone.

The Child of Her Soul

This day, though, was her own. Canivaar had pack matters to tend to; he’d offered to run with her, but she had wanted to begin with strength, and taking him from his work so that she would not be alone was not the action of a strong huntress.

And so Shentaa ran, until she became tired, and then she found a likely denning place under an overhanging ledge of rock, and curled herself into sleep, nose neath tail.

She was floating, near as soon as she slept, running above the clouds, but, somehow, the sodden air was filled with the scents of the world neath her…the scents of growing things and wild life lived in balance

But she wasn’t meant to be running in the Huntlands, or even above them. Nay, her hunt lay along a different trail, and she ran on, out of Canivaarii places, into Untribed holdings, intent on her prey – the Kai’s Keep, and the Kai, who had been as her child long before Osiru the Hidden had suckled from her breast, filled her womb…

She must see Kaivaara, and know that she was well.

Why she must, she knew not; questioned not. It was as it was, and she must, and the knowing it was enough to spur her on, to Run her swiftest –

She Ran, because Vaara, the child of her soul, had placed bonds upon her, and needed her.

Who is Kaivaaraa, and does she truly need Shentaa?

Is the dream a reflection of reality?

What does it mean, or dies it mean anything?

Where will it carry Shentaa?

Next week might bring the answers – or only more questions…

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    • Hi, Allyson! Your comment got lost in a pileup, but I didn’t want to ignore you forever, so here I am. Of all the characters in this book, Shentaa has proven to be the most surprising.

  1. This snippet has a nice tone. I used to be a runner until my knees gave out and needed replacing (beware, beware, of too much running!) but I can’t say I ever recall curling my tail over my nose while I rested.

    • Curling tail over nose is an advanced expert move, Ed! =D

      As for me, I like a brisk walk or a slow jog; my knees started to get funny when I was 11, and, at 46, I’d like to have them a couple of decades more, at least…

      Glad you enjoyed the snippet!

    • Silent Lucidity is one of my all-time favorite songs. It’s inspired a great deal of fiction, and my son is a semi=lucid dreamer, maybe because of the song…

      Glad to please you with the words and the music!

    • Ah….why, indeed?

      Sorry I missed this comment – there was rather a lot happening here at the time, and things are just now calming down to the point where I’m catching up on the misses comments that slipped by.

    • *blushes*

      Thank you, Kim! I needed that. I’ve had kind of a discombobulated week, and I’ve been a little hard pressed, at times, to find magic…

      But it does seem always to be around, if we just pay attention to it…

      Shentaa might be on the right track, with her dreaming…

      Again, thanks for the reminder!

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