Hi fellow  Snippeteers and readers.  Welcome to  my Weekend Warriors post. After all the excitement of last week's Royal Wedding  I'm continuing this week with another snippet from my fantasy novella, Dancing With Fate. Thank you to everyone who's been following my snippets so far. Don't forget to visit the other authors at the link above and also below this post, there's something for all tastes.

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Terpsichore, muse of dance, has been given a new mission by Apollo, to restore joy and the love of dancing to the Celts of 5th Century Wales. Now she has completed her task. Terpsichore has chosen those she inspired with care. The music will not die again.  The joy of the dance will remain ,whatever befalls the people of Wales. Her mission is complete and she looks forward to her return to Olympus. (As usual, creative editing of punctuation from published version to comply with 10 sentence rule)


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The sound of the waterfall behind her caught her attention, oh, how she missed the spring of Hippocrene, created when Pegasus struck the rock of the Helicon Mountain with his hoof and the crystal water poured forth. 

Beautiful as this country was, it would be good to be home. She turned and gazed at the water tumbling down the mountainside in a frenzy of white froth, the spray catching the rays cast by Helios, making rainbows dance in the clear air. The water called to her—she was, after all, like her sisters, a water nymph, she longed to immerse herself in its cooling spray, to be as one with the living water.

"What harm can it do, cleanse yourself—rid your body of the dust of Earth before returning to Olympus. "



The voice in her mind was all too familiar. "Dionysus! What are you doing here -- get out of my mind"



"Certainly, dear sister, would you prefer me to materialize in all my glory? 

Before she could answer, he appeared, seated upon a rock, his ever-present maenads fawning at his feet.



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(Cover by Miss Mae)
When Terpsichore, the Muse of Dance, is assigned to revisit the land of Wales, her task seems simple enough. She is unaware there is a hidden agenda. Before she can return to Olympus her path crosses that of the mysterious Myrddin, and her heart is lost. But Myrddin is promised to another. His mind is set on the dangerous task that lies before him, and the woman he has sworn to save. Nevertheless, he cannot deny the growing attraction between him and the beautiful stranger he meets along the way. 


 Terpsichore and Myrddin face a deadly force that threatens to part them forever. Is she destined to lose the only man she has ever truly loved? Is there nothing she can do to save him? Finally, when all seems lost, in desperation she finds herself DANCING WITH FATE. 
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