LOOK!

I really want to rant and rave at how neglectful I've been in so many areas of my life, writing and blogging included... but my husband would disapprove. Suffice it to say, pregnancy is putting me off my game.

Monkey LOOKing down the slide :-)
I was tagged by the amazing Tamara (AKA Feaky Snucker) in a little game called LOOK! It sounds fun, so here it is!

RULES:

If you are tagged, do a search for the word "look" in your work in progress. Copy that paragraph, along with surrounding paragraphs, to your blog, to keep the game afloat. Don't forget to tag others.  

Here's the thing... I have two WIP's at the moment. Pregnancy is making it hard for me to stay focused on one or the other, so I keep jumping back and forth. I'll do a little bit from both for ya. Also, this is a word that... surprisingly... I use a lot. So I picked sections that I hope you'll find interesting :-)

THE SIGHT


At the base of the stairs, the three men leading them turned to the right. Gunnar began to follow, but noticed Kolina was not with them. He backtracked, going to the left of the stairs. He found her through a carved archway. The small room beyond held a pool that shone with the same whiteness as the lanterns. Cool mist filled the room, but the bumps on his skin weren’t from that. Kolina stood at the edge of the water looking down into the light.

For a moment Gunnar allowed his emotions free reign. She was too beautiful to be allowed. Her clear skin shone like the sun after a storm, and the depth in her dark eyes revealed a determination – and acceptance – that he’d never seen in her before. Whatever lay ahead of them, he was sure of one thing: his devotion to this young woman was unwavering.

She must have sensed his presence. She looked up at him then with a glint in her eye. He half-smiled at her. Yes, she had steel inside, it was only a matter of her finding it for herself.


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TARGET


Under the sack, Lex rolled his eyes. How could he have been so careless? He’d spent so much energy avoiding towns, and here he fell into the hands of bandits.

Before he knew it, the sack was ripped from him and he was slammed back against a tree. His head ached with all the sudden movements, and he longed to be able to defend himself.

Lex looked around, shaking his head and blinking in the firelight he now saw. But what he saw next confused him even more.

A girl stood facing away from him, a bow drawn, an arrow nocked. She was dressed, not in a lady’s gown, but in trousers, tunic, and jerkin. A twist of golden hair was knotted at the base of her neck.

To Lex’s left a man cleared his throat.

The girl turned. Lex felt time slow. She had a half-smile on her face, and kind eyes. She wasn’t exactly beautiful, not like the ladies at court. Well, he thought she might be, if she wasn’t so dirty. But there was something to her presence that made Lex’s mouth and eyes hang open.

Suddenly her eyes went hard and dark as onyx.

She raised her bow, aimed her arrow directly at Lex, and released.


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Hehehe...

Hope you enjoyed! Now I get to tag a few people... We'll go with

Hero London
Stephanie Diaz
Angi Black
Sarah Blair
and
Gina Denny

Can't wait to see what you all have to share!

-DC

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