Thursday, September 4, 2014

Wednesday Words: Lorelei Zzyzx

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Lorelei Zzyzx*** sprayed her brittle blond hair one last time, and checked her glossy red fingernails.  “Today, I must be gracious, yet determined,” she whispered to the mirror.” 

Meeting with a new editor should be simple since her last seventeen books published were successful romance/paranormal titles, and were pulling in big bucks.

The Avenge of the Highland Marauder” was a no-brainer:  Strong words, passion withheld, an emotionally scarred Scottish hero (throwing in some Gaelic), marauders who plundered freely in that time period, and a mystical fey heroine who radiated stardustit's a slam dunk.


The plot meanders a bit, but oh, well.  Lorelei tossed the bright cherry red cape over her shoulder, locked the door behind her, and exited.  No brainer.

*** "Zzyzx" is not a real name, just so you know. It is a town in California, a really odd town to boot.

The bold underlined words were provided by Delores at Under the Porchlight who each week gives us participants a good kick in the pants/brains to create prose, poetry, flash fiction, etc. using these words.  Fun stuff.  Pleeeeaaase go to site above or by clicking on the train tracks in the right sidebar.  

12 comments:

  1. She's a stylish author indeed. You never let us down with the words Susan.

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    1. Thank you, Delores, for always giving bloggers such a challenge. Marauders with stardust? Good ones.

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    1. Exactly...hope the new editor brings the ego down.

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  3. You wove the words into a wonderful paragraph perfectly! I want to know how the meeting went!

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    1. I am hoping she gets taken down a notch or two.

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  4. My aunt named her dog Zzyzx back about 29 years ago! Called him Z. Thanks for the memory.

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    1. Did she really?! Had she been to that town?!

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  5. The Lorelei's of this world have been rewarded so generously that it is likely to take more than a determined editor to bring them down.

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    1. True--a steamroller successful-but-limited writer can get away with a lot.

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  6. A writer writing about a writer! Excellent!
    Good story too.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!