Welcome to “Storytime with My” Page 4. The only big change this week was that I took out the break for you all to write during the show. The break felt weird and the music was even more weird so I took it out. Hopefully, this allows the show to flow a little better. Let me know if it does…
Now first the live stream…
And now an outline of what I talked about…
First, as always, we had a little chat. I hope everyone’s day is going well and you are meeting your writing goals.
- Main points:
- my website is live! Check it out at larasean.wix.com/author
- I discovered Bookoutlet.com. OMG, this website is amazing. Books for read-iculosly low prices (their words, not mine). I ordered 4 books for 20 dollars and that included shipping and some of the books were hardcover. This website is amazing. You have to check it out.
- I introduced “M<3: Book recommendations.” As you know I love to read and this year, I’m trying to read more. I like to talk about books, too, but I usually have no one to tell about the books I especially enjoyed. That is, until now. Hopefully, every Tuesday, I’ll have a book recommendation for you all. Either a book from the past that I especially liked or a book that I just finished. I’m super excited to be able to tell you all about my most favorite books.
Okay, now it’s time for the prompt:
Incorporate this quote into a short story or scene. Use it as the first sentence, last sentence or somewhere in the middle. The sentence in its entirety has to be somewhere.
“If my future were black, it was better surely to face it like a man than to attempt to brighten it by mere will-o’-the-wisps of the imagination.” -pg 108 (The Complete Sherlock Holmes Volume I)
And now for my response:
“If my future were black, it was better surely to face it like a man than to attempt to brighten it by mere will-o’-the- wisps of the imagination,” Fawn said sadly. His head dropped and he averted his eyes. He couldn’t bear to look at her.
Lisia breathed. Tears flowed slowly down her cheeks , but she stayed strong. “If you were a man,” she said. “You wouldn’t let me go.”
“You don’t understand…” he began.
“No, I understand,” she said, interrupting him. “You’re afraid of loving me because of your curse. Your stupid curse.”She spit out the words angrily.
“It’s not some stupid curse,” he told her. “Who knows what will happen to me because of it …or you. I can’t let anything happen to you.”
“I don’t…” she tried. “I know you’re scared. That’s all the more reason to have me with you.”
“And if you get hurt?” he asked her. “I’d never be able to forgive myself. You need to go,” he said sternly.
“I’m not going anywhere,” she said softly.
“You need to go,” he said and he tried to push her as gently as he could out the door.
“I’M NOT GOING ANYWHERE!!!” she screamed and she burst into a bright blue and iridescent figure. Her skin became translucent and her body began to glow.
Fawn jumped back from her, afraid. This was the moment that his powers would’ve awakened. He would’ve killed her instantly, but that didn’t happen. Nothing did.
“What are you?” he asked looking at her astonished.
“Did it ever occur to you that your mere will-o’-the-wisps of the imagination were powerful than you could ever imagine? That they could help you.”
It didn’t make sense. “My powers,” he said. “What’s happened?”
“Fawn, I am the last chance you have at beating this curse and I am NOT going anywhere!”
If you would like to listen to me read it, fast forward to the 11 minute and 12 second mark. (It’s a little choppy because of the G+ on Air internet connection, but you get the idea.) Also, expect a bookoutlet haul very soon, I’ll probably post it on my instagram @luv2rite1922.
From the #1 Rule-breaker,
P.S. If you have any writing prompts you would like me to try out, please let me know in the comment section below.
P.P.S. I wrote a book! It’s called Last Look Back (of course you already knew that). If you want to purchase it, click here for the paperback and here for the ebook. Thanks in advance for your support.