|Give me the nutella and no one will get hurt.|
The fabulous Carolyn Brown at C.M. Brown and Tammy Theriault over at Tammy Theriault both tagged me with the "U Got That Look" meme. Thanks ladies for thinking of me (:
This meme is pretty simple, you have to track down the word "look" in your current wip and post the surrounding paragraphs. Then hit 5 other people with the meme.
Ok, since my current wip is in the hands of my editor, I'll give you guys a taste of a short story I've been
pulling my hair out over working on. This is not a first draft, it's a raw draft. I'm trying to get it finished by Christmas but I know it needs tons of work, but what the heck, here's an excerpt.
... But one night, the wizard noticed something different about Flame’s light—it had begun to fade. A foreign emotion had woven itself into Flame's heart and began to fester. It was called melancholy.
Worried about his friend, the wizard took out one of his finest sheets of vellum, so thin and translucent it even allowed Flame’s pale and fragile light to pass through. The wizard laid the vellum on the desk and rolled up his sleeves. He then aimed his wand and mumbled a few magical sounds into his long grey beard. The tip of the wand began to glow like smoldering embers, growing brighter and brighter. Flame looked on with intense curiosity for this was the first time he’d ever seen the wizard cast a real spell. Suddenly, a blue ray of light left the glowing wand and infused the vellum with magic. The delicate sheet began to tremble. Then it started to fold upon itself, twisting and unfolding, creasing and bending, over and over until at last a recognizable figure was crated—a delicate vellum girl know simply as, Vellum.
She lay on the table, asleep, just outside Flame’s light. Eyes wide with wonder Flame pushed his light further out, wrapping the girl in his warm glow. The sudden warmth made Vellum stir and her large eyes fluttered open. Attracted to the source of the light, she met Flame’s gaze and instantly his heart swelled with a mix of emotion he had never felt before. The wizard smiled, put away his wand, and went back to his manuscripts satisfied that all traces of melancholy had been cast from his friend's heart.
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