Hello, all! Thanks so much for popping by. This week’s WeWriWa excerpt comes from the short story, The Three Sisters. This short is another writing challenge from DuelingLibrarians.net where Renee and I attempted to give our take on a fairy tale. Attempting to stay true to form, I used the number three: three sisters, three tasks, three magical abilities. I also employed the orphan trope, the older adoptive parent with no children of their own, and magic. In an attempt to break with tradition, I made my three heroes dark skinned, as opposed to the European tradition of having fairy tale cast members be all white. Now on to the excerpt!
On their second day of travel, the trio came to a wide ravine whose bridge had been washed away when the river swelled with the winter’s heavy rains. Knowing that walking downriver to find another place to cross could take up to a week, the girls decided to sit and take a rest. Meredith, bathing herself in the bright winter sun, closed her eyes and envisioned the overgrowth of vines on either side of the ravine coming together to form a bridge they could cross.
“Oh, my!” Sophia cried. Her already large eyes growing wider with surprise.
Startled out of her daydream, Meredith opened her eyes to see that the vines were doing exactly what she had pictured. “I don’t believe it,” she breathed, excitement making her head buzz.
“Did you do that?” Olivia whispered, her voice tinged with awe.
To read the full story, you can visit DuelingLibrarians.net, my portfolio, or Wattpad. To read Renee’s contribution, you drop by Dueling Librarians. Thanks again for participating in this weeks WeWriWa excerpt. Have a great week!