Welcome to the Saturday Snippet! This is a bi-monthly column, normally posted every other Saturday, where I and others post bits and pieces from whatever we’re writing at the moment, at various stages of completion. If you would like to join us, there’s a linkup at the bottom of this post, where you can add a link to your own blog post, or post in the comment section. There are only three rules: Link back here, only post your own writing, and have fun!
Apparently the Saturday Snippet has become more of a Sunday Snippet of late, but better late than never, right? Since it’s Valentine’s day and everything I guess I should include a romantic snippet. Buuut… Turns out I don’t have much of that. Pretty much the only romance I write is so dark and twisted that I don’t really want to share it here on the blog.
The current snippet is a piece of dialogue from the current draft of Rogue Sorcery, and if I remember correctly it’s from a section that won’t make it to the next draft. It requires a bit of setting – basically, in that world, if you don’t use your magic at least a little, it will consume you and you die. Very traumatic incidents can, however, cause you not to be able to use that magic, which predictably has caused several sorcerers in the past to die rather spectacularly. But the character in question is able to use a tiny bit of magic when healing people (she was trained by the village healer, so it’s mostly potions and herbs with a dash of magic thrown in). At the time of the conversation she is discussing where she can go and what she can do.
“I should forcibly heal people? That’s a good way to get thrown out of villages.”
I am not sure how much sense it makes for someone who hasn’t read the story, but it was the best I could do this week. I have been absolutely swamped in work, and haven’t had the time to look.
Others who wrote a Saturday Snippet this week: