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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 are in the feast hall of the dwarfs’ Clan King.
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Now that Kinwer knew what was in store, (and couldn’t focus all of his attention on the food,) the big stone men appeared to spend a long time in conversation with the Clan King and the dozen other dwarfs that stood in a wide semi-circle around his throne. Eventually the the stone men strode out of the hall, laughing with big voices that boomed around the hall, and some of the dwarfs began to sing softly, a song that Kinwer couldn’t hear under the laughter.
“I guess that went well,” he whispered to Trish as the kobolds dithered over what order they should go in.
“Don’t let the high spirits fool you,” Trish said. “Those were trolls; they demanded a tribute from the dwarfs, and the Clan King refused to pay. There might be war with the mountain trolls.”
“Uh-oh,” Kinwer muttered. “If the dwarfs have trolls to worry about, they won’t help us against the goblins, will they?”
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I’m so enjoying this. It’s like the serial stories years ago in newspapers or the penny stories people bought, Do we get to read through it until the end?
Hmm. At eight sentences a week, it would take something like 5 years to share the entire book with you! I’ll probably do a half-dozen more snippets from this story, then move on to something else shiny, like my Magic Milkshake story or TimeBubble Blues.
And thanks so much! I’m glad you like reading these.
Hmm, interesting – everyone has someone to worry about, even the Clan King. I liked the world building going on . Great snippet!
Ah, politics. Putting on a brave face on terrible possibilities.
This may be a typo induced by snippet cut and paste, but in case it isn’t… you have a double ‘the’ at the beginning of the second sentence: “Eventually the the stone men…”
Oh boy, trouble with trolls…and goblins…and? This is fun!
Sounds like the trolls were looking for an excuse for a fight.