Weekend Writing Warriors – The Gnomes are Missing 1


Welcome friends, followers, and Weekend Writing Warriors!

I’ve decided to switch to something new and share snippets that I wrote during April for Camp Nanowrimo, from the first draft of “The Gnomes are Missing.” I hope you enjoy them. Kinwer and his pixie friend Trish have just reached the entrance to the dwarf Clanhold..

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The dwarf guard with the hammer dropped it to his side, but the other one wrinkled up his bushy eyebrows and glared at them both ferociously. “You’re a fairy, ain’t ya, little thing?”

“I’m a pixie, thank you very much!”

“So what are a pixie and a man-child doing up in these mountains?” he asked, and Trish hesitated. “You’ve come to ask some boon of the Clan King, haven’t you?”

“Well. . .” Trish hesitated. “We have news for the Clan King, regarding the perfidies of goblins.”

“And you want him to do something about them?” Hammer pushed, stepping forward.

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11 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors – The Gnomes are Missing 1

  1. Gem says:

    Sounds like it’s show time. I wonder if Trish can get past Hammer to speak to the Clan King.

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  2. This snippet was very intriguing and actually made me smile envisioning the characters. Hope to learn what happens.

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  3. Jenna Jaxon says:

    Can’t see the word dwarf and not think LOTR. 🙂 I just hope Trish is a fast talker if she wants to get past these two. Nice snippet.

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  4. Taryn Tyler says:

    Dwarves, pixies, and goblins. You’ve definitely got my attention 😛 Thank you for sharing!

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  5. LOL — this was fun, especially the clarification about being a pixie instead of a fairy. 🙂

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  6. “Perfidies of goblins” indeed – I’d let them in just to find out more. Terrific snippet!

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  7. caitlinstern says:

    It’s very important to know what kind of creature you’re talking to. Especially if they’re touchy about being mislabeled. 🙂

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  8. ED Martin says:

    Loved the boldness of her clarification, and wondering if she’ll be as bold with her next response – Hammer sounds intimidating!

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  9. Chris: Check my blog today. I nominated you for some awards. Accept or not as you like, but you are more than worthy!

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  10. Nice dialogue. She might be small but she’s feisty! made me smile. I’d read more. 😉

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  11. Millie Burns says:

    There are some great fantastical elements at work here…I’m in!

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