A to Z Challenge

Saturday, April 5, 2014

WeWriWa - His full two and a half feet

Oh boy, what a busy week it's been.  But Sunday is upon us once again, and WeWriWa is in full swing (click the link if you don't know what WeWriWa stands for and it'll take you to the source).  I have been participating in A to Z, and am kind of excited that this month, I will post something every day.  I know right?  How crazy is that, for someone who's average # of posts is far fewer than that.  I am so excited for Sunday though, to share my time with writing warriors, learning from each other and enjoying so many different styles of writing.

Last week, we left off with His Nibs asking for a nip from Ravyn's wine bag.  Skipping ahead a wee bit, he's been handed the wine, and here's what he does with it (like you don't have a good idea what this little lush will do : )


He took the bag from her hand and lifted it to his lips.  He tipped it back and guzzled, gulping and slurping, draining the bag dry.  He pulled the bag up away from his face shaking it, his tongue lolling out trying to catch the last drop as it fell toward the ground.  “That wuz duh-lish-ush.”
“Glad you liked…”

His Nibs jumped in front of Ravyn, knocking her backward, “Shtay back you skeery demon.  This lil’ lassie is not fer the likesh uv you!”  His Nibs stretched up to his full two and a half feet, he threw his feathered cap down on the ground and balled his fists in barroom fight ready position.  

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  1. Nibs is fast becoming a favorite of mine. =D

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    1. He's one of mine too : ) Glad you like him.

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  2. Oh fight, fight, fight, fight! Great, humorous dialect. This is shaping up to be a great story. BTW, I saw some of your A to Z posts and thought they were great. I give you a lot of credit for participating in such a time-consuming blog hop.

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    1. Thanks Frank. This is my first go at A to Z. I'm hoping I can keep up. I have to get some more written and scheduled so I don't blow it.

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  3. Your prose is delightful, Millie. I love this enchanted world you've created--and the characters who dwell within. And oh my, the visual I get while reading this. "...up to his full two and a half feet..." lol--priceless!

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    1. : D It's a pretty tall two and a half feet : )

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  4. A big LOL. Visits to your blog are better than the sunshine pouring in my window! You manage to word things so I always get a clear visual, yet your paragraphs are never overly-detailed. :D :D

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    1. Your comment is like a huge ray of sunshine...you just painted a glow on my face! Thanks so much.

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  5. This was fun to read. I like the Nibs guy; he seems like a good person to have on your side of an argument...

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    1. He's a great one to have hanging around...unless you don't care to share your alcohol : )

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  6. Really a delightful excerpt and I was totally surprised when His Nibs went into fighting mode, fun stuff. Terrific snippet!

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    1. Yes, just who does he think he's going to fight...

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  7. So interesting. I'm always surprised where these snippets are going. :)

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  8. ...full two and a half feet... LOL! Little guy, BIG attitude. Love it.

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    1. He's very sure of himself...that could be the alcohol talking...

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  9. Ha! This continues to crack me up. Such a little lush he is. But something tells me I wouldn't want to get in a fight with him. Great job, Millie!

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    1. He's got a few tricks up his sleeve to be sure.

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  10. I love this line "his tongue lolling out trying to catch the last drop as it fell toward the ground". Lots of humor, great snippet.

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    1. He'd call that lost drop alcohol abuse to be sure.

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  11. His slurred speech is written so well, Millie. Have you been hanging out at the bar, lassie? Not a word is wasted in this eight so wicked and funny ending in the picture of a tiny man ready for a fight. Thanks for a laugh.

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    1. I very rarely go to bars, but I've always thought research was important, so I drank heavily and tape recorded myself to get it right...jk. I do try very hard to put just the right amount of slurring in without it being too distracting. I will read it all aloud during edits as well to see if it sounds "right" or over the top. Thanks Charmaine, I'm glad you are enjoying.

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  12. Love the interaction. That silly lush is really got a poor handle on how to "sip".

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  13. Quite true...he can really suck it down : )

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  14. I can hear all the sounds he makes as he's slurping the bag's content, what vivid imagery!!

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  15. Hoo, boy! I'm assuming that he's facing Rayven's dragonish companion and not an alcohol-fueled vision?

    If he is, let's hope she's too busy laughing at him to toast him! :D

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  16. What? A demon? Is he seeing things? LOL I love this little guy.

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  17. Fantastic imagery! I could see the scene perfectly from slurping to the barroom fighting stance.

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  18. What a crazy character! I love this scene.

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  19. Hmm... Is there something that the others (and the reader) can't see in the woods? Or has His Nibs finally hit his limit and started seeing pink elephants? All kinds of questions with this cliffhanger, well done.

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    1. Good question...we'll find out more next week : )

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  20. He's interesting, that's for sure :-)

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  21. *snicker* I really like him! Great character.

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  22. Hmmm...I think there's a scary demon lurking around. :)

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