Wednesday Words: Flower Power

Another week, another Wednesday, and more WIP words. Today’s #1lineWed THEME is **FLOWERS** which goes with the month of May. You know that old chestnut, right? April showers bring May flowers. What to Mayflowers bring? …   …  *drum roll* PILGRIMS! Sorry. I couldn’t resist. Anyway, today’s snippet is short. It’s the beginning of a chapter, it ends on a little hook and anything more is a spoiler so…
Sade didn’t dream. Well, she probably did—all humans did. She just didn’t remember hers. Except this time. Because she had to be dreaming. She lived a crazy, fucked-up life and it had been crazier and more fucked up lately, but this? This was beyond the pale. Everywhere she turned, giant sunflowers blotted out a sky so blue it dazzled her eyes.

“Toto, we aren’t in Kansas anymore,” she muttered. She glanced around looking for her version of Dorothy’s intrepid canine companion. There was no sign of Caleb. She muttered some curses under her breath. This was a dream, right? Why in fucking hell would Caleb share her dreamscape?

“Think.” There had been a dream. Sinjen, in the armor of a Templar knight, standing on a beach in full sunshine. She woke up in the middle of an ancient stone circle. She’d walked…

She wriggled her toes, discovered she wore a favorite pair of serviceable leather boots. At least these boots were made for walking…

“Nope,” she decreed. “I’m not letting that particular earworm invade my head. There’s too much shit already fucking with me.”

She’d walked a mile or so and found a village with a train station. And now she was on a train. Fuck her. She had not had the best of luck with trains recently.

Turning in a circle, Sade picked a random direction and started walking. A playful breeze ruffled her hair and danced through the leaves and stalks of the colorful flowers. She caught a glimpse of black fur slinking along the next row. The cat was back.
Here, kitty-kitty-kitty. *bwa-ha-ha-ha* I am happy to note that I’ve complete 4 chapters since Sunday. Aaannddd, I’ve figured out where some orphan scenes belong (toward the end of the book) and am tooling along toward typing The End. All I have to figure out is how the bad guy actually gets his. In other news, I’m also laying groundwork for future books in the series. It’s a win-win. I will note that I still have no clue who the black cat is. And with that thought, back to work. Except I’m supposed to ask a question because all the social media gurus insist that doing so engages readers and gets them to interact. So, that’s my quesiton! If a blogger/poster asks a question, are more or less likely to comment.


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Wednesday Words: Flower Power

  1. I heard the saying as ‘April showers bring May flowers and June brides’. (heh, and probably January babies.) And yes, Mayflowers bring Pilgrims. ROFL

    Squee! Another tempting snippet! Love it!

    I have no flowery words to share today, so it’s good you didn’t ask. I’m thinking black cat = familiar, but whose? As for your question, I don’t need questions to comment here because I’m already engaged, but, yeah, that’s what the experts say to do. Find new people to engage with those questions? You got me.

    • Silver James says:

      That is such an old “kid joke.” Maybe I should start doing memes with kid jokes instead of dad jokes. 🤣

      The cat IS a magick but I’m not yet sure who/what. And he doesn’t talk. Not in cat form, anyway. Lots of attitude and meowrrrs but no words. I may never figure it out, just leave it as one of those urban fantasy myths. 😉 I have another character about to make an appearance and I’m not sure who he is either but I’m thinking the Celts are about to be involved. We’ll see.

      And yes, you always engage. Thank you! 🥰

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