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The shoes didn't fit. It was an omen.













Saturday, March 31, 2012

Day One of A to Z Blogging: A is For Whatever I Say It Is For

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I will be posting one-liners, character blogs, and other stuff from my finished novel. Right now it’s in the hands of my editor. I will do my best to keep it simple and quick. There’s others to seek out and read. If you have to mess with some silly thing to comment, let me know and I’ll fix it.

Gram appeared behind me, wearing the same lavender chiffon dress she wore in her casket six months ago. Not one of her white hairs out of place. It looked liked she maintained her weekly shampoo and set with a heavy tease. “I’ve seen wrong in my life but this takes the cake,” she said, crinkling up her nose. “Forcing an eighteen-year-old girl to marry any twenty-seven year old, much less a scallywag. Your mother’s crazy.” A frown sagged her jowls.

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30 comments:

  1. Very good, Shelly! I can picture this scene clearly.

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    1. Thank you, Norma. Tomorrow is actually the first of April. Silly me. April Fool's day to me.

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  2. I'm so glad you're doing the A to Z Challenge! It was so much fun (albiet exhausting) last year. I'll be doing my usual randomness but with a bit more structure...you know? Structured randomness. Yep that's me.

    Love your imagery and twist of humor! Can't wait for the book to come out!

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    1. Cat, exhausting it is. So I figured I'd do excerpts from my book. However, I'm a day ahead of myself. Silly me. I really thought today was April 1st.

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  3. Thanks for letting me know where to find you for the A to Z this year. I'm looking forward to your teasers. Great one to start off with. It sets the stage . . .

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    1. Lucy, thank you. I'm looking forward to yours as well, comventions on writing.

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  4. I always have liked the manner in which she speaks!

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  5. Thanks, Sir Wills.

    You, too, Evie.

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  6. Interesting choice for the challenge..lol, A is for whatever I say it is. Nice teaser :)

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  7. As someone else has commented, I like the title "A is for whatever I say it is" Very creative! :) Nice imagery in the snippet from your novel too!

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  8. Love the theme and the snippet! I can't wait to read the rest.

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  9. Great theme and excerpt. Will be back for more. Thanks for your comment on my "A" post.

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    1. I'm glad you liked it. Thank you, Dawn.

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  10. I love the first line about her wearing the dress in the casket. That REALLY grabs the reader. I'll be back tomorrow for more!

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    1. I'm so glad it grabbed you. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. When last have I heard the word "scallywag"? *chuckles* Gram sounds like quite a character... well actually not a character, but an apparition! LOL!
    I love your "A is whatever I say it is" title... an alternate title could have been "A is for attitude"... LOL!

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Michelle. And I think scallywag is befitting of a grandmother to say.

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  12. Hi, checking out your blog for the A-Z Challenge. Great start. Very powerful.

    Shannon

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Shannon. There'll be more tomorrow.

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  13. HI, Shelly, go to reconnect with you. Have a great challenge and good luck with your manuscript.

    MM

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    1. Hey Queenie:

      Thanks for stopping by. I've had a lot of health issues going on between me and Sir Poops.

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  14. Great descriptions! Glad to pop back in!

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    1. Hey Allison:

      Glad you stopped by. And the book should be out this year. That's the plan anyway.

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  15. Great description. I can visualization her grandma. Like it! And I think I like her saucy attitude, too.

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