This post is part of Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly hop for everyone who loves to write! You can sign up here with your name, blog and email and share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of your writing on Sunday. Your post needs to be live between 12:00 noon on Saturday 08/19/17 and 09:00 AM on Sunday 08/20/17. Visit the other participants on the list and read, critique and comment on their 8sunday posts.
This snippet is about Lark, one of my favourite characters from Mona’s story. He’s cool, independent and has the spirit of the river Thames.
I wanted to surprise and motivate myself so I commissioned a very talented artist to draw Lark for me, so I even have a picture of him. Isn’t that great ? 🙂
A guy walked in, but I didn’t give him a second look, the swamp of grief had dragged me deeper and deeper. The apple juice I was drinking turned sour in my mouth. Suddenly the room felt too small, I needed some fresh air. I stood up too suddenly and nearly bumped into someone. He wore a white T-shirt smelling of lemons and sun.
“Oh, the Cat who walks by himself, I love that story!” I said, recognising the print on the tee.
“Yeah. River got it for me last Christmas. She’s a huge literature nerd, I guess she wanted to make a point with it but I don’t know what exactly. I’m Lark, by the way.”
10 thoughts on “Enters Lark #8sunday”
That guy reminds me of someone, but I can’t put my finger on “him”…
Sorry, I tried to paste emojis in my comment, but it didn’t work…
The girl who drew it said that he somehow reminded her of Dylan O’brien, but I actually imagine Lark as Andrew Garfield (One of my very short lived British flames 😀 He was just a one-book stand, I think.)
River is the best name for an independent, kick-ass girl 😀 Also, their dad is a sea/river/sailing god, so it makes sense.
Good snippet! I love Lark’s picture.
Nice use of the senses to pull the reader into the scene. The Cat who walks alone. I can see why already and I just met him. Love the art (I can see Andrew G!!).
Thank you :3
Lemons and sun… wow, a visual with scent! Great job using the senses. 🙂
Interesting excerpt, loved the drawing of the character too! Nice use of senses, as others have also noted…
Ditto on the use of senses. Good job. I don’t get the references to The Cat Who Walks by Himself.
I love how you used the sense of smell to describe him — and then, instead of telling us what his shirt looked like, you focussed instead on what the shirt meant to your character.