Clare Davidson

Writing without compromise

Friday Snippets: the gift

This week's Friday snippet follows the same character as last week's. He decided his story was more important than the WIP I had just started, so has taken over. Characters! I don't know! I hope you enjoy it and I would love to hear any feedback. It's rough, unedited first draft prose!

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When she stops, I do too. She pulls something over her head and hands it out to me. “I would like you to have this.” She lowers her eyes bashfully. “It is not much.”
I hold my hand out and she drops a tied length of leather cord, looped through a circle of wood, onto my palm. I look closely at the trinket. The wood is dark, possibly ebony. The rough shape of a mouse has been carved into it, representing Vestra, the goddess of the home.
“The gods thank you,” I mutter.
Esi shakes her head. “I have not given it to the gods. I have given it to you, Cael.”
I close my hand around the trinket. I can’t remember the last time someone gave me anything. I can’t understand why she has. A real smile sneaks up on me. “Thank you.”

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On 04/05/2012 Clare Davidson said: Thank you for stopping by and reading it. I'm glad you enjoyed it!


On 04/05/2012 Monica La Porta said: Clare! I want to know more! That's all I have to say :)


On 04/05/2012 Clare Davidson said: Thank you so much!


On 04/05/2012 Nic Widhalm said: You conveyed so much in just a few, small lines. Very impressive and sign me up for more!


On 05/05/2012 Ruth Ellen Parlour said: I'm looking forward to seeing where you take this!


On 05/05/2012 Clare Davidson said: Thank you!



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