You Asked For It...

Here you go! Derby pics from this weekend.

A while back, I was also tagged in the Lucky 7 meme so here's a 7-line snippet from page 7 of Windfarer:

If there was ever a time for your crazy superstitions to be right, Danae, please let it be today, Crysta thought. The food wouldn’t last until she reached Council, the water barely would, and now, she’d managed to land herself in the Mountain’s shadow. Well done, Crysta.

She retrieved her daggers from the folds of her skirt. If she was going to search out food this close to the Shadowed Cliffs, she didn’t dare go unarmed. Chase always told her only dead men went into battle without a weapon and only fools went in with a single blade. Crysta carried six. She dried the knives and returned them to their places, hands faltering when she remembered the fate of the last Windfarer to walk these sands.

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  1. Loving the hat! I hope you had a good time.

    Really enjoyed your snippet, would love to see more of the Windfarer.

  2. looks like you guys had a great time... never been... hope you didn't lose your hat with all the betting that goes on :)

  3. Great hat! And I loved those seven lines. The last one especially is a doozy!

    "Chase always told her only dead men went into battle without a weapon and only fools went in with a single blade." Wise words indeed.

    1. Gotta admit: I really love that line, too. :)

  4. Oh, so jealous you went to the Derby. I had a coworker who went several years back and drooled over her photos. Love the hat!!

  5. Wow, those are some captivating lines, Nicole! Excellent work!

    And it sure looks like you had a great time at the Derby. I'm glad you enjoyed all the horsin' around! ;^)

  6. I wish I could go to the Derby! I don't know, it sounds very glamorous. I guess that's why nobody has invited me. ;) I loved your lucky seven, very nice lines. I'll keep coming over to learn more fascinating things. Thanks for all your nice comments during The A to Z Challenge.

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  7. Did you really get to go to the derby??? I am so completely jealous if you did. And I want a big fancy hat to wear when I go. They are all awesome!!!

    Great snippet lines too, but I'm still swimming in a sea of envy about the derby!

  8. Looks like a fun day! I love the snippet and interested in reading more. Lucky seven, indeed!

  9. You look great in your hat! It must have been so cool to go to the derby. Nice snippet too. So many great lines.

  10. Thanks everyone! Your feedback means a lot, and yes I did really go to the Derby. It was a blast. Hats and horses galore!

  11. Love the pics, you look so happy in your pretty blue hat :)
    Glad you had a good time.