Weekend Writing Warriors – The Rose-Spar Ladies 2

Welcome friends, followers, and Weekend Writing Warriors!

This week, I’m sharing eight more sentences from my funny fantasy adventure, “The Rose-Spar Ladies.”


Snippet 1

Cromeve and his friends had saved villages from giant insects, done battle with an evil sorcerer, and chased off highwaymen. But mostly, they’d crawled through some of the most miserable underground tunnels you could imagine looking for forgotten gold.

The two Rose-spar Ladies were the best treasure Cromeve had found in his years of adventure. Each one was no taller than his hand from wrist to fingertip, and their resemblance to noblewomen in elegant gowns was better if you squinted at them. There wasn’t much to each lady’s face than a button nose and the impression of sunken eyes.

But they’d somehow been fashioned from incredibly delicate pink stone. Cromeve rather thought the ladies had been made by wizardry, for no other reason than he couldn’t imagine anyone managing to carve them with ordinary tools. One mistake, one fault in the rose-spar, one chisel blow a fraction too hard… and the craftsman with would have only had a collection of shards like the one in his bindle.

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8 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors – The Rose-Spar Ladies 2

  1. Very vivid details. You have a great imagination in creating your world. I can posture the two ladies and I’m betting there is some magic going on. 🙂


  2. I meant picture…can you tell I’m on the iPad? dang auto correct. 🙂


  3. I like the way you “measured” the Rose-spar ladies: “no taller than his hand from wrist to fingertip.” At first I thought they were alive — until you wrote that they were fashioned from stone.


  4. The statues sound gorgeous, excellent description. I can’t wait to see what happens next…terrific snippet.


  5. Millie Burns says:

    Hmm, besides being delicate art…what other value might they hold? Is magic involved? You have me wondering.


  6. caitlinstern says:

    Aw, sounds like he broke something really special. That’s too bad.

    Love the line about the tunnels–I can just picture the damp and the claustrophobic walls and the rats.


  7. naomibellina says:

    Oh yeah, I was imagining those tunnels too, complete with insects. Nice description!


  8. I love the first paragraph. Reminds me of a fair few roleplaying scenarios I’ve been involved in.


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