Saturday, September 28, 2013

Eight Sentence Saturday #3

Good morning, everyone!

Today is Saturday, which means it's yet another opportunity to participate in WeWriWa! WeWriWa is an event that writers can participate in on a weekly basis by posting eight sentences - no more, no less - of a current or past work. It helps to promote weekend writing (where some of us might normally slack), which is a cause I can always rally behind.

For this week's eight sentences, I've provided a snippet of my upcoming short for the Smutwriters Holiday Anthology, entitled Yulene and the Wolf: A Yuletide Legend. It's a short story about a Norse girl sacrificed to Fenrir in order to placate his struggles against the chains of the gods which have bound him, thereby preventing Ragnarök for another ten years. Once she's in the monster's presence, however, she finds that he may have an entirely different appetite that needs satisfying, and that doing so might just save her life.
... Yulene Úlfreyr breathed once more into the night and watched as it made ghosts in the frigid air, a grim reminder of what she would soon be. 
Her lips were trembling. Her feet were frozen. Her fingers were blue, although she could not see them as her hands had been tied around the big river rock behind her. Vánagandr’s Tooth, they called it, a remnant of the monster they sought to appease with their offering of a young virgin, kept so by the elders far after her peers had all been married, who had borne a caul at the unfortunate event of her birth. That was Yulene, who had the honor of knowing the moment of her death from the very moment she took life, and who now stood freezing to death on the icy shores of the river Ván, wondering if beast or snow would kill her first. 
Ulvekjøtt, she heard the children call her from a land of distant, fading memories. Wolf-meat. ...
I hope you've enjoyed my eight sentences! You can click on the sneak peek of the cover art for Yulene and the Wolf below in order to access my author page and check out the rest of my books.

Hope you're having a great weekend, and that it only gets better from here!


  1. Ah, the wolf or snow? Which would she prefer?

  2. Wow, intense and I loved the "tone", really transported me back to that cold, snowy place. Can't wait to read more, excellent excerpt!

  3. Very well done with your eights! Great imagery.

  4. This 8 really sets the tone, with a nice tension and insecurity. Ah! The cold and it's inherent menace. We'll be freezing soon, up here in Canada. ;)

  5. Love the sensory details here, Nora! Very nicely done.

  6. Very nice, Nora. I'm drawn into her plight. A hopeless life--from birth on. Nice touch, adding the children's taunt. Good 8! :-)

  7. Wow! That was really something. Completely hooked me. Great 8!