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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.
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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