Saturday, March 10, 2007

Excerpt Meme (because I'm too headfull [tm] to make up my own content today)

Turn to page 123 in your work-in-progress. (If you haven’t gotten to page 123 yet, then turn to page 23. If you haven’t gotten there yet, then get busy and write page 23.) Count down four sentences and then instead of just the fifth sentence, give us the whole paragraph.

“No, long before that. What was left of you was sent here to Faleen because it has the highest concentration of magicians outside of Mushtallah. They called me in because I was your regular magician and had your case history.”

(hey, it caught me in the middle of a dialogue)

2 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

PerpetualBeginner said...

“That utter… How dare they! I’ll show them…” Through her link Memory was raging nearly incoherently. Kira had never heard her angry before – certainly never like this. If she had been human she would have been sputtering. She was nearly doing it anyway, angry comments spilling out too fast to complete before the next one started. Nothing came over the intercom though, and the Engineer was too absorbed in examining the new diagram to notice Kira’s preoccupation.

Mari said...

Why not?

"Mademoiselle sighed, and her voiced gained just a hint of warmth. “Not to worry. You’ve had a long night.” She smiled, a tiny stiff smile. A short stretch of lips, a curl at the corner of her mouth, and that was all. Her face lost some of its sharp edges, and she looked almost friendly for a second. Friendly and just a tad tired.
“So you want to learn the Art, then?” she asked, and Louise was not entirely sure what she was referring to, but found it wisest to nod in agreement."

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