- Post the button with a link to the originator.
- Share an excerpt from your current WIP, perhaps something you're struggling with, are stuck on, or just can't "get right."
- Ask a question about your excerpt. It can be something easy such as "What do you think?" or something more in-depth, such as "Can you suggest a better way to word such-and-such," or "How can I make the emotions in this scene more realistic?"
- Tag 8 people.
“Polly? Is that you?”
If I had been alone I would have ducked behind another group of people, but Lord Raynor wouldn’t let me go. The man approaching us was dark haired and of medium build. The face seemed familiar, but I had no idea what his name was.
“Lord Simon, good evening,” Lord Raynor said.
“Lord Raynor. And Polly?” the man asked.
“I’m sorry, I don’t think we’ve met,” I said. “My name is Vertiline.”
“Vertiline? Really? You look just like this girl I met out in… Well, I guess you wouldn’t be her, would you?”
“It sounds like you have a twin somewhere,” Lord Raynor said. “Who is this look-alike?”
This was not a conversation I wanted to have. I needed a dodge, and fast.
“This wasn’t in Zebulon’s Spring, was it?” I asked.
“Um, yeah,” Lord Simon said. “You know…”
“I’ve heard of her,” I said. “Whatever you do, don’t mention it to my father. Please. He doesn’t know I know.”
I looked towards my father in what I hoped conveyed shame.
The topic was instantly dropped.
And the question: I'm trying for subtlety, but I don't want what I'm implying to be missed. Did I give enough clues, or should I add a little more to make it clear?
Tagging: Yeah, I don't do that. I'm where chain emails go to die (usually because by the time I get them, they've made the rounds), and I assume that you've already been tagged. However, if you have not, and you are reading this, consider yourself tagged. (You're welcome.)