I’m participating in the Weekend Writing Warrior, a weekly blog event during which writers share 8 sentences of one of their projects. You should check out the others right here: http://www.wewriwa.com/. I share this post with the Snippet Sunday Facebook group, which you can find here.
We’re back with another excerpt from my steampunk novel, Oil and Boiling Water (previous excerpts are compiled here). We’re jumping ahead a bit. Tatiana and her brother are in their room above the Loose Cogs tavern so she can change into dry clothes before dinner. Some creative punctuation has occurred. 😉
I borrowed a pair of trousers, and fumbled in my luggage for my favourite corset and tailor-made steel-capped boots, careful not to crease the rolls of paper with the plans for my invention. Seconds after I stepped in the corner to change, one of my skirts landed on top of the partition.
“I’m confident Mister Goldilocks will prefer you in a skirt,” Damian said.
Mister Goldilocks? Who could he poss— “Do you mean the Frenchman with the blond hair?”
“Darn it. I thought maybe his boat would make a good temporary workshop, but if he’s French…”
Damian didn’t need to finish his sentence for me to understand his thoughts; as the threat of a civil war weakened Britannia, France leered at our border, plotting retaliation for the Scholar’s refusal to help its people through the plague.