Saturday, November 10, 2018

Tayrym explains how he got the nickname Scrym. Read a #WeWriWa snippet from TAYRYM #scifiromance #LGBTQ #newrelease


Hello and welcome to another Weekend Writing Warriors post!

Thank you to everyone who came to visit me last weekend! TAYRYM, the fourth Galactic Defenders story, is now available! 

Set-up: In last week's snippet, Tayrym realized his dreams of becoming a Defender and being with Guri might not be possible to have at the same time. In this weekend's snippet, Tayrym and Guri haven't given up on each other, but are talking, trying to get to know one another. And Guri has a question for Tayrym. (Some lines cut and creative punctuation used to fit the 10 line limit.)

“Why does Princess Gwenodyn call you Scrym, but no one else is allowed to?”

Not at all the type of question he’d expected, but he’d told Guri he’d be honest. “Well, Gwenodyn and I have known each other since we were very young, so many Galactic years before Lalia returned.”

Guri nodded, his intense stare consuming him, yet Tayrym continued.

“She looked up to me for some reason, followed me everywhere. The same thing I did with my brother, Myar.” He’d always admired his brother, wanted to be just like him. “His friends at that time didn’t like me hanging around, used to always say ‘Scram Tayrym.’ Gwenodyn was so young at that time, and I guess she thought that was my name. She tried to say it all, but ended up shortening it to Scrym; she knows my real name, but called me the other for so long, it just stuck.”

Tayrym has dreamed of becoming a Galactic Defender since meeting the infamous Bryce when he was just a boy. Finally an adult and awaiting the day cycle he is set to leave for training, Tayrym learns his long-time crush shares his affections. Now, he’s unsure whether he wants to leave, which dream matters more.

With the threat of being sent away for his sexuality haunting him, Guri keeps his feelings for his former classmate to himself. Even with a new progressive ruler on Hemera, he still hides his attraction to the young man. But when he catches the other shadowing him, Guri decides to take a chance. The only problem is, the man of his desire is leaving the planet soon. Possibly forever.

With obstacle after obstacle in their path, will Tayrym and Guri ever have a chance to be happy together? Or are they destined to fulfill their dreams light years apart?


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24 comments:

  1. Charming. Love is all around her as she figures life out.

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    1. He is trying hard, but keeps hitting stumbling blocks.

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  2. Delightful anecdote about his name. I was Edgie to a younger cousin.

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    1. Thank you, Ed! It's interesting the names people in our lives call us, and usually they each have a story.

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  3. Realistic description of his nickname.

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  4. Love the tales behind a nickname. Great snippet.

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  5. Princess Gwenodyn, eh? That's a revelation, and a fun story about the nickname.

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    1. Yes, though she wasn't always a princess. The story of how she became a princess is in the first Galactic Defenders book, BRYCE.

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  6. Always fun to know a bit of the backstory, like where the childhood nicknames came from! Enjoyed the snippet...

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  7. Huh, that's an interesting way to get a nickname... :D

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    1. I had a few interesting nicknames from friends in middle school. One was because I cut my bangs too short. ;)

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  8. Sweet snippet. I enjoyed learning where the nickname came from

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  9. I love seeing bits of a backstory. Great snippet.

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  10. Cute reason for the nickname. Nice way of slipping in some backstory.

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  11. What an intimate moment of sharing!

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    1. Yes, they have a limited amount of time to get to know each other.

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