Saturday, May 1, 2010

Last Line Blogfest

Today's the Last Line blogfest hosted by Lilah Pierce (it's also Charity Bradford's Baking Blogfest but I don't have a scene for that!) Below is my Last Line Entry. It's the end of a chapter in book two of my paranormal romance trilogy. A word of explanation: Holly and Dusty are faeries and Bamboo is a cat that only Dusty can talk to.

Dusty bristled. “Why is everyone so interested in my love life? I've been back for less than an hour and we’re talking about whether I should mate again, only five short months after I lost the love of my life.” He stood and stomped around the tree, not sure where he meant to go, ending up back where he started. “Damn it! Who does she think she is, anyway? Coming into my life all tempting and seductive with her pearly eyes, and satin skin and that wild hair….”


She’s got you bad, Bamboo said.


“I’m just confused.” He slumped down next to Holly and leaned into Bamboo, drawing on the calm he could always count on finding from his friend. The two of them had been wandering the forest together for months and Dusty hadn’t missed home or his friends once as long as Bamboo was around. He had healed the anguish in Dusty’s heart almost as if he had Dusty’s power to mesmerize the pain away.


Holly rubbed his back. “I’m sorry, Dusty. This can’t be easy. But everything will work out for the best.”


Didn’t I tell you not too long ago that you never know what life’s got in store for you? Bamboo’s chuckle echoed in Dusty’s mind. Looks like life’s pulled a fast one on you, Dusty.



So there you have it, short and sweet. Hope you enjoyed it! Now go visit Lilah's blog check out the links of other writers who are participating in her blogfest!

10 comments:

sarahjayne smythe said...

She’s got you bad, Bamboo said.

I love that line. And I really like Bamboo being the voice of reason and comfort here. :)

Elaine AM Smith said...

The essence of friendship seems to be encapsulated in this work. I can hear the kindly laughter in the last line of dialogue.

Catherine A. Winn said...

This was very good, Bamboo is a great character.

bryan sabol said...

Cute! I love the silent, talking Bamboo. Ever hear of Fup, the cat from Powell's bookstore?

Amie McCracken said...

Love it. I want more! I really like the use of "mate." A tad strange but it seems to resonate with the world and work.

F and M said...

This was definitely short and sweet... I want to read the rest now... :(

Lilah Pierce said...

That was a great ending! Thanks so much for participating!

Raquel Byrnes said...

Very earthy and primal. I feel for the guy...love the line about her wild hair.

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Judge not of men and things at first sight.......................................................

SonshineMusic i.e. Rebecca T. said...

I liked the way he drew calm from the cat. A very nice little snippet. the world and the main character (and the cat) were well drawn even in this small section :)