Takes place sometime during the beginning of the first chapter of my story....
Tessa: (motions for her guest to sit in one of the soft chairs before the fireplace; the young man before her looks at the chair as if not quite sure what to do, but finally sits down right on the edge of the seat) Nice to meet you, Merle. I've been looking forward to this for some time now.
Merle: (he bows to me, a courtier's move with a cute little flourish) Uhm...thank you. Nice to meet you, too, ma'am.
T: (smiling at him) Took you long enough to come by.
M: (bobs his head down, won't meet T's eyes) Sorry, ma'am.
T: (waves a hand through the air) Don't worry about it. You're here now. So tell me, Merle, what are you up to at the moment?
M: Nothing, ma'am.
T: That can't be right. I know for a fact that you won the last arena match, and quite handily, too.
M: Yes, ma'am.
Friday, 23 April 2010
Do, or do not - there is no "try".Yoda
Words of wisdom!!!!
Unfortunately, I've never been good at listening to good advice. I don't know about you, but I haven't managed to tap into the Force yet. Things proceed at a broken-legged snail's pace, or rather said broken-legged snail would easily overtake me at the speed I'm currently writing.
But... as Oscar Wilde said: We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking up at the stars. No truer words said there, either. Things may be difficult, complicated, seemingly impossible. We may be stuck in the muck of our every-day plod. Yet there's always something to look forward to, something to cheer you up, to make your day. The stars aren't going anywhere, and someday we will get there.
Screw Murphy, today's a good day.
(okay, sorry, but I needed that little rant)