#8sunday Weekend Writing Warriors: William-2



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I’m starting a new project, one that needs to be completed by the late fall. I’ve joined a group of very talented authors who are writing about the Knights of the Black Order, a paranormal action/suspense/MM romance medieval-inspired series created by Thianna D. Durstan, which will be published by Dreamspinner Press. Each knight of the Order has a story to tell, and this is the start of William’s story, a young serf in Normandy….



The knight intent on the game—for the melee was  a game of war, not war itself—had not seen the man standing there waving his arm, the scythe at rest by his side, shoulder deep in the half shorn wheat field. Or had he?

When Da fell, they all ran screaming—his stepmother and her boys, his half-sister…he didn’t hear them now.

The rhythmic sound of the horse running alongside him overwhelmed his pounding heart until the two beat as one.


The pain in his belly and now his side took root and drove upwards, strangling his breath until he feared he might burst. The safety of the wood was just ahead of him, and he staggered toward it on legs turning to pottage. He threw himself at a thick and thorny hedge and wormed his way deep into its embrace.


(photocredit: gameofkings.wikidot.com)


7 thoughts on “#8sunday Weekend Writing Warriors: William-2

  1. veronicascott February 28, 2016 / 9:39 am

    OK just WOW,powerful writing. I loved the first sentence about war and the game. Excellent excerpt!


  2. Alexis Duran February 28, 2016 / 10:41 am

    Yeah! Exciting snippet. Can’t wait to read William’s story.


  3. Kim Magennis February 28, 2016 / 12:41 pm

    The ladies are right Heloise. You get the energy down perfectly. Excellent snippet!


  4. Ed Hoornaert February 28, 2016 / 2:47 pm

    But his Da is mere collateral damage, in military jargon. Nothing to get all worked up about.


  5. historysleuth1 February 28, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    Truly excellent snippet. You put me right in it running with him. Well done!


  6. bonniegill2 March 1, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    Sorry I’m late. I had to work all weekend and also complete my edits.
    OMG you had me when you mentioned the scythe. Great writing and visuals too! I can’t wait to see more.


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