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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors: Fathers and Sons

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors. My excerpt for today is from my new release The Enchanted. So far we've seen that the King wants Prince Alan-my hero-to marry a woman of his choosing, but Prince Alan doesn't want to. The king is angry, but at least he is still talking to Alan.
The Enchanted is available at most online retail outlets and at http://www.astraeapress.com. When you finish here, you can find more lovely sentences from participating authors here.  The king speaks first.


"I have never understood you. You insisted on marrying a commoner — a nobody — and now that death has released you from your vows, you refuse to marry a woman of your own station."

Alan's heart thudded in his chest. How far could he push his father? With Bowdyn, one could never be sure. "I am sorry to disappoint you."

"The kingdom needs heirs. The wedding will proceed as I have planned." 






 



21 comments:

gemma parkes said...

I feel so sorry for the Prince, loving this story.

sue said...

what's this about something before and a death... hopefully he can make his dad (lol) see reason

Jess Schira said...

You're snippet has certainly aroused my curiosity, and I love your cover. Best of luck!

S. J. Maylee said...

The responsibility of being a prince must be awfully heavy. The conflict here is so fascinating.

Elyzabeth M. VaLey said...

I feel so sorry for the Prince and don't even know his backstory. Great snippet!

Owllady said...

Oh dear, you gotta feel for Alan, he's so stuck between a rock and a hard place. Curious as to whether these two come to understand each other, or if there's a serious falling-out.

Lauren said...

oh boy, what a predicament. I love how this story is building up!

charmainegordon author said...

Fathers and Sons. . .heavy lies the crown. . .an unsolvable problem. Good eight.

Veronica Scott said...

Oh dear. I hope the prince can stick to what he really wants to do. This story really pulls the reader in and makes them care!

Susan Schiler said...

Your story tugs on our hearts because most of us have had parent-child conflicts that last into our adult lives.

You have a great way of interweaving dialogue and conflict that goes right to the heart!

rleesmith said...

Gotta love the King's total lack of sentiment. "Why don't you want to get married, son? The other lady's dead, isn't she? Look, you drop a sandwich, you make another one! Get your head in the game!"

Jennifer Gravely said...

Alan doesn't know what he's in for with his new bride.

Melinda Dozier said...

Poor guy! I wonder what he's going to do!

Sarah W said...

Marrying for love the first time doesn't mean you don't care about marrying for love the second time--quite the opposite!

Poor guy . . .

Danita Minnis said...

Oh, poor Alan. I want to see him get the girl!

Siren Star said...

I would say that I hope the Prince will be able to change the King's mind, but I don't think that is going to happen. Great snippet!

karen Y. bynum said...

Oh whoa, it's happening no matter what! That is a tough situation. Great snippet! :D

Cindy Amrhein said...

The men are sure butting heads on this. I can't even guess which way it's going to go as both have great story possibilities. Great snippet!

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stevie-carroll said...

Excellent eight there.

Linda said...

If the king's problem is only heir, maybe the prince could introduce him someone...

Teresa Cypher said...

Good snippet, Elaine. I just finished the book today and reviewed in on Goodreads and Amazon. :-) Nice job!