Famine #62: The Wonder of It

Welcome back! I hope all of you are enjoying a wonderful last-gasp summer weekend. I don’t want to keep you from all the other Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday posts before you run off to barbecues and beaches, so let’s dive into this week’s eight from Famine.

Having captured the power of a soul,Β Bartholomew is reveling in its glory as he rides home on his horse, Larissa.


ByteStudio Photography; Jacob Cartwright

ByteStudio Photography; Jacob Cartwright

The aesir marveled at the dark expanse of Puget Sound, its waters speckled silver with the waning moon’s light. He was mesmerized by the rhythm of his horse as they moved together through the night. And he inhaled the warm, damp air that caressed his face as Larissa galloped down a long, grassy slope.

Bartholomew smiled, savoring the power that coursed through his veins and filled him with a luminous glow.Β How pleasant that Famine is not here to steal this.

For so long he had been forced to surrender his power to Claire and, before her, Lydia. For so long this gift had been extracted from him against his will. Bartholomew had forgotten the wonder of it.


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  • And what will he do with this newfound power I wonder. Will he surrender yet another soul to these women who so torment him? This story has me very intrigued πŸ™‚

  • ” He was mesmerized by the rhythm of his horse as they moved together through the night.”
    Great line.
    Well done!

  • This is my third try. Maybe it will take.
    I liked this line from your snippett: ” He was mesmerized by the rhythm of his horse as they moved together through the night.”
    Great writing!

  • Ah, descriptions so gorgeous to tell the reader of his misdeeds. You’ve captured me again, Monica.

  • I love the imagery you use to describe the location. Great 8! The weather isn’t cooperating where I am, so it’s been a little difficult to enjoy the last weekend of summer.

  • Karen Michelle Nutt

    Intriguing snippet. I want to know more about Bartholomew…

  • Wait a minute. Bartholomew happy? I hardly know what to make of that. I do love the writing, as always. Looking forward to reading the whole story:)

  • daezarkian

    Beautiful description — Puget Sound FTW! =D

  • He’s no longer a slave—that’s good. Is he on anyone’s side other than his own right now? Will he be?

    I’m good either way—I love this man! πŸ™‚

  • Lovely imagery.

  • Excellent descriptions. Loved it. I hope to catch up on this story.

  • solowytch

    Beautiful writing, and I really want to know more about him and his relationship to Famine.

  • Nice snippet. The description is beautiful.

  • Beautiful imagery

  • Interesting, really makes me want to know more about his past. Lovely snippet!

  • Lovely, lyrical description. And it’s nice to see him happy, after what’s clearly been a long time of unhappiness.

  • siobhanmuir

    It sounds like he found a new thing to savor. Nicely done, Monica. πŸ™‚

  • burnsmillie

    Ah, this was a bewitching eight. Loved it!

  • Cool! Adds a whole new element to Bartholomew. He’s a little more complex than I’d originally thought. Nice snippet. πŸ™‚

  • A not-so-scary side of Bartholomew, good. πŸ™‚

  • A very vivid eight there.