Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors challenge. The challenge is to write a story or excerpt from a story you’ve been working on in 8-10 sentences. Take the time to check out other writers at the link above!


Samuel hid his pointed canines behind his hand when he laughed.

“I haven’t laughed like this is eons,” he said to Andre, the young brown skinned man laying next to him on the grass.

“Eons,” Andre laughed, “dag, look at you Mr. Thesaurus.”

Samuel smiled and shifted his body towards the young man and resisted staring into Andre’s gray eyes and instead focused on his full succulent lips. Samuel had spent most of his eternity seeing humans as puppets the Deity manipulated, never really paying attention to them and then on a stroll across Central Park he saw Andre playing football with friends and he was struck, three weeks later he’d not been back home.

“So what’s next,” Andre asked leaning into Samuels body, “you said you have something to show me.”

In centuries to come, Samuel will regret the moment he unveiled his true self; his expansive sparkling wings and full blistering ebony splendor as his love crumbled into ashes under the weight of his brilliance.

“No more love,” he’d whisper to himself, “no more love.”


Thanks for coming to check out my #8Sunday submission.

I’ve done a few of these before so feel free to roam the dcedwards.com site for other excerpts.

Also, if you want to check out my completed novel, Bright City, it’s available on Amazon.



5 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors: #8Sunday

  1. What a powerful scene! One that certainly shapes Samuel’s hopes, dreams and outlook on life. How crushing for him.

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