Weekend Writing Warriors 3.17.13 #8sunday


Here is another snippet from the Fantasy short story ‘Restoration’.


Overlooking a mist filled meadow Demeas dismounted. Apart from an occasional nicker and the sound of snow compacting under Demeas’s feet it was quiet. It looked as if it would snow all day. He knelt, touching the distinctive prints in the snow.

These tracks are made by a thrown shoe.

They were recent, perhaps an hour or two old judging from the amount of snow covering them.

“Today will be the day, girl.”

She snorted sending a plume of steam from her nostrils which hovered momentarily around her muzzle and then blended in with the surrounding mist.


‘Restoration’ is available at most eBook retailers. If you would like to purchase the short story you can go here to get a copy in your needed format.

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About John Van Vliet

Author of the soon to be released "The H'Rhophyan Chronicles", a Fantasy Adventure Serial.
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11 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors 3.17.13 #8sunday

  1. Summer Ross says:

    Wonderful use of descriptions! i enjoyed the snippet. Thank you for sharing.
    My 8

  2. Interesting snippet – a western fantasy? Definitely want to know what will be today 🙂

  3. Gemma Parkes says:

    Great descriptions, especially the snort from the horse, wonderful!

  4. Wow, the description was amazing – I really feel the chill and was immediately in the scene. Terrific snippet!

  5. Terrific scene. I could all but feel the mist.

  6. Really wonderful description.

  7. Thank to everyone for their comments. They are an encouragement!

  8. Getting closer. I can sense both his and his horse’s adrenaline. Which folk in the road did he take? The one to his hometown of Rheghanesh?? Great scene.

  9. DebE says:

    Ooh. Nice descriptions. And that sense of “nearly there” comes with the accompanying “might not be” tension… ooooh (o: Great snippet.

  10. Kate Warren says:

    Excellent atmosphere. I hope he’s right and it will be “the” day.

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