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Monday, June 27, 2011

The Lovin Language Blogfest

 

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Today is the day for the Lovin Language Blogfest. Put on by Jolene Perry @ http://jolenesbeenwriting.blogspot.com/. She’s got a fun blog. Her writing is quirky and full of humor.

Okay. The goal is to share five lines from a one of your WIPs or a piece from one of your favorite reads. And, the rules can be broken so I’ve decided to post five lines from three different WIPs I’ve been working on.

I’ll start with Secondhand Shoes. Will Lila, an eighteen year old psychic/medium, listen to own intuition and her dead Gram’s advice? Or will she choose a path of mayhem and danger until she discovers her own voice? You can find my character blog here: http://www.secondhandshoesnovel.blogspot.com/

“The best thing you could do is take off that darned thing and run, child,” she said. “Pay no mind to your mother’s pooh either.”

“You know I can’t.”

“Then here,” Gram said, reaching for a pair of scissors in a near-by drawer. “Take these.”

“What on earth for?” I asked.

“To cut the lace off that darned thing. If it bothers you, get rid of it!”

My next WIP is An Angel’s sin. What happens to good angel, Ariel, when he over steps his assignment to protect two children by murdering the one’s assailant and dismantles the lives of two Child Protective workers?

Melanie tip-toed carefully through broken glass, behind Ace. She never held a gun before. The butt of it weighed down her slender hand making her fingers ache. She imagined herself as one of the “Charlie’s Angels”-only she didn’t remember any of them ever pointing a gun at the father of their children.

Frankie sat stuffed in the corner of her room, blue puffy eyes hooked onto hers looking past her Father’s waist, speaking inaudible words. A frilly pink lamp lay smashed beside her daughter, curtains billowing into her daughter’s room. A streak of lightening lit it up. Thunder crashed around the house while Joey screamed in his crib down the hallway.

Ace stood looking down at Frankie, looping his belt around his waist unaware of her presence behind.

My third WIP, Contessa and Arthur: Chocolate Vampire Kisses. Will Contessa’s chocolate cravings interfere with Arthur’s need to turn her into a vampire?

His tongue snaked toward my sleeveless shoulder, and back up toward the side of my throat. “You sure I can’t go ahead and turn you?”  Pointed fangs lightly pressed against my skin.

I opened my eyes, grabbing for a candy bar. “Seriously,” I said, pulling away from him. “I mean it when I say I want a diamond first.” I ripped open my chocolate, stuffing the whole thing into my mouth before removing his hand from my waist.

Walnuts stuffed my cheeks, and chocolate caramel gooed around my teeth, slowing down the process of swallowing.

“All right. All right. I’m sorry. Really,” he said. “Please know I love you.”

Okay. Now I’m off to read fellow bloggie-festies.

This is going to be fun.

Shelly

26 comments:

  1. Lovin' Gram's voice!
    Lovin' the premise of Angel's sin and the reference to Charlie's Angels!
    Lovin' the humor in Chocolate Vampire Kisses!

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  2. Very nice Shelly!! I especially like the first one!

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  3. Chocolate cravings always interfere with everything! They should just fill a huge spa-tub with chocolate and get it over with!

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  4. Eve @ Desert Rocks, I love you.

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  5. Hey, those were so fun!! NICE JOB!!

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  6. I love the idea of chocolate keeping someone from becoming a vampire. It's really fun. Great job!

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  7. I almost forgot...I better get mine up!!!

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  8. @Jolene: Thanks. Yours are always fun.

    @Kaylene: Thank you. And, chocolate power to you!

    @Beth: You better hurry!

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  9. Thanks for sharing. Chocolate and vampires...awesome.

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  10. Laila: You're quite welcome!

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  11. I love how different they are. I liked the symbolism in the first one about the strings...I think sometimes we all need a Gram to give us a pair of scissors.
    FYI: I have 5 kids, I'm a writer, AND named Shelly! What are the chances?

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  12. @ Shelly Brown: Oh yes, If I could've had my Gram give me a pair of scissors to cut away things.

    And yes, how cool another Shelly with five kids who writes. What was the universe thinking?

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  13. Just love them - can't wait for more of them. :)

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  14. I think I liked the second one best-- nice voice coming out there. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. great lines- the Vampire Kiss one sounds really amusing!

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  16. I'm thinking she's going to opt for mayhem and danger.

    Lucy

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  17. I wanna hear more of Gram! What fun!

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  18. Gram seems like quite the character. Your last excerpt was hilarious. Would love to know more about those two. :)

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  19. That last one was really funny! How amusing :-)

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  20. @Jo, Shallee,Lucy,Vicki,Krispy,and Sarah: Thank you all for your kind comments and for stopping by.

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  21. These were great! Especially the last one. I can't wait to read more! :-)

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  22. These are such great lines, particularly for vampire kisses....

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Let me know what you think.