WeWriWa—Violetta’s Halloween costume

If you celebrate Sukkot, may you have a wonderful holiday!



Welcome back to Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday, weekly Sunday hops where writers share 8 sentences from a book or WIP. This week’s snippet comes a few pages after last week’s, when Igor picked up his cousin Luiza for an NYU Halloween party in the Bronx (which was then the location of the main campus). Luiza is dressed as an Ancient Egyptian, Igor is a Renaissance artist with a genuine prop sword, and Igor’s younger brother Ilya and his girlfriend Milada are pirates.

Igor is so annoyed and distracted by the conversation they’ve been having on the way up, he forgets his sword and has to run back to the car. Luiza and Ilya have told him he needs to date around and not feel bound to his first crush, though Ilya himself already feels very strongly for Milada after only about a month and a half.


“There’s your chance, Casanova,” Luiza whispers as they enter the large room reserved for the party. “If you don’t ask her out soon, someone else will, and I guarantee you won’t like that very much.”

Violetta is seated near the back of the room, dressed in a long black dress with a spider web patterned over the skirt.  She’s showing a bit more collarbone than usual, showcasing a necklace with a large spiderweb and spider centerpiece and other, much smaller spiders and their webs attached to the sides of the chain.  Violetta’s earrings are also spiders.  Her shoes are flats as always, red with spiders in place of her usual flowers or bows.  Black silk rosebuds are clipped all over her hair to complete the spider queen look.

“It’s nice to see you again,” Igor says, smiling. “I didn’t realize you were such an arachnophile.”

“There are a lot of things you don’t know about me, since you only properly met me eight days ago.”


The great Mae West in I’m No Angel


15 comments on “WeWriWa—Violetta’s Halloween costume

  1. Ed Hoornaert says:

    In novels, 8 days is often more than enough!


  2. Kim Magennis says:

    Many a romance has been bred by propinquity.

    Love the photo, Carrie-Anne


  3. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    I love her response to him. I wonder if he’ll take a chance with her. Great snippet! 🙂


  4. Jenna Jaxon says:

    I love her sassy reply! Although Ed is right, I’ve had proposals in less than 8 days in some of my books! 🙂 Great snippet!


  5. Loving all the details of the costumes and the jewelry, plus of course the vintage photo! Fun snippet!


  6. Karen Michelle Nutt says:

    Sounds almost like a challenge for him to get to know her better. 🙂 Great imagery.


  7. Diane Burton says:

    Love the headdress. Wonderful descriptions.


  8. Nice descriptions and dialogue–hope Igor makes his move soon!


  9. Baring those collarbones, huh? What a hussy! 😉 The photo is perfect!


  10. A spider lady! Makes a great Halloween costume.


  11. Ooh, collarbones… 😉 Sounds like quite a costume, especially those accessories!


  12. Spiders, eeck! You spiders are creeping me out! Nice job! I love all the photos and extra clips, BTW!


  13. I’m arachnophobic, so her costume creeped me out a little, but she made up with it by having the final quip! 😉


  14. P.T. Wyant says:

    Ha! Great comeback!


  15. Haha! Perfect comeback! She got him there! I wonder if that’ll rile him just enough to ask her out.


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