A to Z Challenge

Saturday, March 22, 2014

WeWriWa - Prin-shess Rav-hic-yn?

You're traveling through another dimension -- a dimension not only of characters and plot  but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land with no boundaries fueled by imagination. That's a signpost up ahead: your next stop: the WeWriWa Zone!

Last week's episode left Ravyn nearly falling asleep by a campfire, when a strange little man somersaulted off the back of a wildly careening sheep to introduce himself.  We take up with Ravyn asking...

“His Nibs?”
He rolled his eyes and his head wobbled on his little neck.  He straightened the lapels of his blue velvet jacket, and smoothed out the wrinkles in his trousers with overlarge, over-clumsy movements. “Yup, my lil’ laydee…HizzzNibz.”  He placed his cap back on his head, covering up his jet black hair, giving her a conspiratorial wink.
“Well, pleasure to meet you, my name is Ravyn and this is my mother Lareina.”

His blue eyes sparkled, “Prin-shess Rav-hic-yn?”  He rubbed his reddened nose, “And, that shleepy head’s the Queen?”

As always, I love to hear your thoughts, so if you feel compelled (like maybe someone cast a spell on you or something...) just leave a comment below!  I hope you are all enjoying spring.  I am very excited this week, as my wonderful middle child is home on Spring Break!!!!  Yay for me.  I miss her something fierce when she's away at school.    

48 comments:

  1. Adorable use of dialogue - makes me feel as if I am right there.

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    1. Thanks, glad to hear it. He is a pretty adorable guy!

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  2. I agree with Chelle, this dialogue is great, and it really helps convey HizzzNibz's character! ;D

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    1. He's a funny little man, full of mischief.

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  3. This puts a hilarious spin on "drunk as a lord," doesn't it?

    Your characters are so much fun, Millie!

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    1. Thanks Sarah, I sure do enjoy writing them into life.

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  4. Cute dialogue and I love his dialect. Makes for a funny snippet. I agree with Sarah, your characters are intriguing :D

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    1. Thank you, they are so alive to me : )

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  5. Great detail in his description and his dialogue made the unexpected visitor very real. Great snippet.

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    1. Thanks Gem, he's a snappy dresser, even if a bit disheveled at times. Hard to stay neatly pressed when one is in the cups all the time : )

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  6. What everyone else already said, Millie! I love this snippet, this story, and the smile it always puts on my face! Simply incredible descriptive writing! :-)

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    1. Aw shucks Teresa, you'll make me blush...and that'll get His Nibs to thinking of one of his favorite wines, and he'll be in my bottles before you know it...

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  7. *laff* Another fun excerpt! Oh my goodness, it's guaranteed I'm going to smile when I visit your blog, Millie!

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    1. Yay, I'm so glad that I can bring a smile and some laughter into the world : ) Enjoy your sunday!

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  8. Loved the opening of the blog post itself LOL! and the snippet was fun, curious to see what this character wants from her! Great 8!

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    1. Thanks Veronica. Those openings are always just some random thing that pops into my head. I really never know what I'm going to write : ) We'll probably stick with this scene through the next week or so at least, so you'll get to know His Nibs a wee bit more.

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    1. Thank you, I love to have fun with my writing. Glad it shines through.

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  10. Lots of atmosphere, great characterization!

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  11. LOL Love the dialogue! It brings the characters to life. Great 8!

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    1. Thanks, he speaks pretty loudly sometimes...those silly drunks, no filters on occasion : )

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  12. Excellent banter! I could picture the scene perfectly. :)

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  13. Omg, love this character! Your use of dialogue to portray all the many intriguing facets of this strange little man is exceptionally well done, Millie! :)

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    1. Thanks Evelyn, he's a bundle of wit and wisdom, though it's not always obvious : )

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  14. Ditto, I say. Terrific eight and so much fun with 'hic' the little visitor. Wonderful writing, Millie.

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    1. He's happy to put up his feet and stay awhile, especially if one of you all offers him a wee bit of sumthin' to wet his whistle!

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  15. Oh my, what an awesome character. I love him! Great description and dialogue for His Nibs. I agree with everyone else. Excellent 8.
    The Murders of Polly Frisch

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    1. Thanks Cindy. He's such a delightful little guy to hang out with, even when he's three sheets to the wind.

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  16. How much is dialect and how much is drunkenness?

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  17. Most of his dialect is drunkenness : ) But it should be read with a lil' irish lilt.

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  18. I am absolutely loving "HisNibs"!! You have me captured with your snippets!!

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  19. Can definitely tell we're in another world. Creative.

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    1. Thanks Cara, we're not in Kansas anymore : )

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  20. Another entertaining snippet. Ravyn adapted quite well to having the strange little man somersault into her life. I like both of them.

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    1. Ravyn's seen some very interesting things in her young life. She's pretty good at adapting to new situations and people : )

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  21. So cute and amusing! Loved His Nibs.

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    1. He loves you right back, especially if you have a pint to spare : )

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  22. He is so very drunk... but not quite drunk enough to forget their names, apparently. Funny snippet!

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    1. Always in the cups...but yes, he is quite bright : )

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  23. Oh, I like him! Sounds fun, but I'm curious how things will go now that he's shown up.

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  24. Wonderful dialogue. Fits your characters so well!

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    1. Thanks Karen, they sure are fun to write!

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