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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Guilt? What's to be guilty about?

Welcome to another exciting installment of WeWriWa on my humble little blog.  It is Sunday again, and I share another eight sentences from Return of the Crown this week.  If you enjoy teasing yourself, you should follow the link here to find many talented authors who are sharing their eight sentences as well.  Just know...you'll likely get hooked, and need constant transfusions from their literary minds to feed your hunger. Don't say I didn't warn ya!  
Last week, we left off with Ravyn sort of warning Ena not to go after her evil aunt Zelera, who is one nasty practitioner of the Dark Arts.  After turning her big blue eyes on Ena in a most beseeching way, Ravyn continues the rest of her thought...(I was extremely creative with my punctuation this week...so the thoughts would flow nicely and I wouldn't leave things in mid-thought.  I do hope I have your forgiveness : ) 

“I have to face my aunt, and save my parents.  I’ll find your egg and bring it back to you, if you will spare me.  I know I may not look like much, but I’m the best chance you have of getting your egg back.”

Ena considered the young girl standing proudly before her.  She was brave; she would give her credit for that.  Ena had seen many grown men cower before her over the past centuries, moreover, what she said made sense.  Things had changed in Aigerach, the peasants struggled to survive, fewer cattle grazed the fields.  She felt a tinge of guilt about the sheep she had eaten the night before--but, only a tinge.  

I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday.  If you are participating in NaNoWriMo, you have my most sincere wishes that you have success this month.  I am doing a little fun thing called NaNoFlashMo...30 short stories in 30 days.  I've written two out of 30...hoping to knock a few out of the park today.

40 comments:

  1. Nice. Even dragons have to eat. LOL Great snippet this week.

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    1. Thanks Heather. Yeah, those sheep are pretty tasty : )

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  2. I always feel sorry for the food when it's animals, lol! I like Ena. She's not the stereotypical "all humans are contemptible" sort. I'm rooting for both of them!

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    1. She's one of my favorite characters, though I find myself saying that a lot about most of them : )

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  3. Sometimes children are the bravest of all. And I love that last line. It's so wonderful!

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  4. Ah, so she strikes a bargain to keep from getting flamed. I agree with Ena, got to admire the gal's spunk. Love the dragon's perspective in the story. Great 8 as usual Millie!
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    1. Thank you Cindy, she is a spunky girl.

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  5. Feisty girl. About the sheep; a dragon's gotta do what a dragon's gotta do. Good eight.

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  6. Yes, the young girl is very brave. Ena seems quite sympathetic, for a dragon, especially when she feels those slight pangs of guilt about the sheep. Great excerpt! :-)

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    1. Ena just realizes that life has gotten rough in Aigerach under the rule of Zelera. Everyone is hurting.

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  7. What a brave girl and smart! I like her.

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    1. She's had to learn to take care of herself, for the most part.

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  8. Man she doesn't have a hard task in front of her at all LOL. I love how you have me rooting for her!

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    1. Yup, her little list just keeps growing...typical darn quests...never very straightforward!

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  9. At least she felt something about the sheep!

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    1. She can't go getting too emotional, she is a dragon after all : )

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  10. LOL, poor sheep. I love how we're really seeing the respect the dragon has for her now. This is another excellent excerpt, and I'm looking forward to Ena's response!

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  11. : ) Thanks Evelyn, glad you keep coming back for more : )

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  12. Enjoying the conversation. One comment: don't you mean "twinge" instead of "tinge?"

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    1. Tinge means to affect slightly, twinge means a sharp pain. In this case...I think she felt just a tinge : )

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  13. A dragon with remorse--well a little bit of remorse. LOL.

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    1. Hee hee hee, they don't need to feel much, do they?

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  14. I do love the way your dragon thinks, especially about the sheep LOL. Terrific snippet!

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  15. Amazing how different these scenes are after having read them in the context of the book. I'm about halfway through, Millie, and thoroughly enjoying this story! Good 8 :-)

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    1. I'm so glad. I can't wait to finish the sequel, as I think my writing has improved and there are new and amazing characters just waiting to share with the world. I'm glad you are enjoying : )

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  16. I'm loving the back and forth between these two, Millie, and I love the way you've humanized the dragon without losing the dragonishness. (Yes, it's a word. Trust me.)

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    1. I have a certain dragonishness about me at times...so I agree, perfectly wonderful word!

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  17. Well a dragon's got to eat too! I am enjoying this exchange.

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    1. Dragons can eat...and eat...and eat. That farmer's lucky she just took the one sheep : )

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  18. "But, only a tinge." Ha! Fair enough...

    That's quite a list of tasks--defeat evil aunt, save parents, find dragon's egg--she'll need some luck!

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    1. She has a bit of that, and a lot of pluck as well : )

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  19. "But only a tinge."

    Bahahaha. I sort of love that dragon! I like that we're getting a glimpse into who and what she is. Great eight!

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  20. Glad you like her, she's a pretty likeable gal, just keep your mutton out of reach : )

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  21. I really do like the dragon, lol. I love the interaction between the two.

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    1. It's funny how friendships are formed sometimes : )

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  22. Hey, a dragon's gotta do what a dragon's gotta do, right? :)

    I love these characters---and I really like that they weren't instant friends. They had to learn to trust each other.

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  23. lol Love that she felt a 'tinge' of guilt! The characters are so vivid with their personalities :) Great 8!

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