To Spin, or Not to Spin …

Spider's Web

Dew encrusted spider web, by yours truly

‘Listen,’ Kerrid said. ‘When you spin fibres to make thread, you do the spinning and the fibres are spun.’

‘Wrong, Wise-Woman.’ Huat shook his head at her. ‘I don’t spin. If I could do spinning, I wouldn’t need you to teach me, would I? You don’t know much, do you? Not for a wise-woman.’

‘Let me say this another way,’ she said, her patience hard-held. ‘When I spin fibres to make a thread, I do the spinning and the fibres are spun.’

‘Then I won’t need wood-bast to spin into a trance?’

Excerpt from Lake of Dreams, book two of The Spinner’s Game quint, currently in preparation for e-publication.

92 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt

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Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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39 Responses to To Spin, or Not to Spin …

  1. Jen Goldie says:

    I like it. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Violet Lentz says:

    Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect prompt! Can you post links to the books already published in the series?

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    • crimsonprose says:

      Love to. But they’re not yet published. I’m prepping all five, and I shall publish, to kindle, all five (perhaps as 3, and then 2)
      On the other hand, I do make the occasional call for beta readers; next will be for book five (the final one! Yay) which ought to come at the end of July, all being well. Then it’ll be all the twiddly bits and (I hope) publish early in the New Year. This has been a long haul.
      However, if you want to read another story in the series, but not part of the quint, try Alsalda; this was posted wayback on WP in weekly installments.
      Link takes you to a menu page with blurb and episode links.

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  3. I like your “spin” on the challenge 🙂

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  4. Dale says:

    I was going to say… hey, I know that little section 😉
    Wonderful of you to share an excerpt of your book.
    Perfect for this challenge!

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  5. Is one of the characters a spider? Because of the picture, that’s what I’m imagining.

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  6. Love it, love it, love it! I do think Kerrid’s wonderful and I just love these stories! Looking forward to beta reading book five – is it too early to put my name down? 😉

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    • crimsonprose says:

      You name is written large. My next update is next Sunday, when I’ll speculate Book Five will be ready for betas by end of July. In the past month I’ve written 1/3 of the total, most of it new material. From here on in, it’s mostly a matter if tightening it up.


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