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Sunday, August 14, 2016

An Act of God -Snippet Sunday

It's Snippet Sunday, a Weekend Writing Warriors'  blog hop!

 I'm still writing Sons of Herne 7,  Anduron: God of Mabon.

Last time, Anduron, god of the pagan thanksgiving, came across an old woman getting mugged. Despite knowing that interference was forbidden, he decided to act. We ended with:  A woman called out for assistance, and by all the gods, the keeper of Thanksgiving, he who freed the unjustly imprisoned, would answer.

Anduron strode forth, removing the key from his pocket, and though he was still invisible to the earth realm, he held the artifact aloft and activated its power.
Ah shai-ya noma da sabbat,” he called out. “Insoyola mata ram so kai a Mabon!
The humans whipped their heads back and forth, clearly puzzled by the sudden invocation of a disembodied voice. The key dissolved in Anduron’s hand, the energy absorbing through his palm and surging up his arm with a golden glow. He turned that power on the men who had dared harm a fragile woman. He let loose a burst of energy that hit the first in the chest, sending him back with a piteous shriek to land among garbage cans a short distance away. The other two let go of the woman, and the one who shoved her to the ground got the next burst.
Unable to resist, Anduron phased into their visual plane, allowing the wide-eyed thugs to see who had intervened.
“Who the hell are you, some kind of freak?” one of them asked, still backing off.

What do you think?  

About Anduron: God of Mabon:

The Fates have been bringing all the sabbat gods to their knees over carnal desires, including Anduron's own twin brother. He will not be so easily swayed, however. The god of Mabon needs only one thing from the Fates: the power to free one who is unjustly imprisoned, an act bestowed upon him once per year in honor of his sabbat. Then he encounters an old woman in need of rescuing, an act that, outside of the ritual of Mabon, is technically forbidden.

Jenna is worried sick when her overdue grandmother shows up with a handsome stranger on her arm and tales of how sexy Anduron saved her from a mugging. Jenna is grateful, quite possibly to the point of swooning, until he disappears right in front of her eyes. He returns to say he is the god of the pagan thanksgiving--and that he wants her for a ritual where she will sleep with him out of gratitude for her grandmother's rescue. The sheer nerve leaves her burning, but those eyes and that hard body leaves her curious. She proposes an alternative: he spends the week wooing her like a mortal man, and if he succeeds, she will grant her consent for the Mabon ritual.

Anduron has little experience with courting a woman, let alone one as infuriating as Jenna. She rejects all his overtures until she finally confesses what she wants most: a freedom raid on an animal testing facility that will cost him more than he bargained for. He will have to risk capture to keep her out of danger. With no guarantee she will agree to his terms, just how many immortal laws will he break by involving himself in the affairs of humans?


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27 comments:

  1. I think this is terrific. You go, Rose. And make sure the old ladies are taken care of!

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    1. Thank you! And yessiree, those senior gals need a hot god to jump to the rescue every now and again.

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  2. Well, it looks like he interfered. I'm glad he helped the woman, but I wonder what that means for him.

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    1. Yep, he used the key's power...wonder what the fallout will be?

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  3. Love the disembodied voice, followed by the actual guy. If those guys are smart (which they probably aren't), they'll be on the straight and narrow for life!

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    1. True, I wonder what they'll make of that encounter once the dust settles!

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  4. These ancient gods sure are having increasing trouble n the modern world. enjoyed the snippet, loved the plot description!

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  5. Love that Auduron couldn't resist phasing so he was visible. Great entrance.

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    1. Thank you!! He just had to add a little extra OOMPH to his encounter.

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  6. I'm not sure I'd call someone who just knocked two of my cohorts on their asses a "freak." But then, three men to mug one little old lady, they probably aren't the brightest bulbs in the chandelier.

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    1. Gotta love what adrenaline and questionable IQ will do for someone's mouth!

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  7. I think at least one bad guy left his mouth on overdrive, and should be running, not antagonizing someone who just tossed his buddy through the air like a rag doll. Great snippet!

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    1. Ha seriously! Leave your mouth at the door, dude!!

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  8. They did deserve it, but I suspect he'll be in trouble for interfering.

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  9. "Some kind of freak?" Clearly this crook hasn't watched enough superhero movies!

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    1. Seriously! I mean, so what if a guy has a cape and pointy ears. That describes a lot of San Diego during ComicCon.

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  10. That guy who stops to shout at him should probably run. Great action-packed snippet.

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    1. Thanks! I think you're probably right about that guy...

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  11. Nice descriptions and great last line.

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  12. Wow, what an imaginative and entertaining snippet!

    ~Joyce Scarbrough

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  13. Oh that guy is going to regret calling him a freak I'm quite sure... They are all really going to regret this. Then again, so might Anduron at some point. I wonder how the little old lady is going to react to him.

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