Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I'm Hearing Voices Blogfest! ..Part 2!



February 8th - Wednesday - Dialogue Introduction: Have two characters introduce each other using only dialogue—no backstory, no internalization, just dialogue between the two. Max 250 words.

This was tough! I thought I was going to give you something from Cutlass, but it seemed easier to give you something from my WIP, and that way, I wouldn't be giving anything away! Here you go! 

“Should I introduce myself?”
“I know you—Prince Aran. You are here to kill me.”
“I see my brother has already told you of me.”
“Since you’ve been trained to kill me, I gather I have no need to introduce myself,” replied Sia.
“Indeed,” said Aran. “I would know the woman who struck fear into the hearts of my people.”
“Your people? Have you no recollection of what your father did to my people? Do you know how many of my people are left on this Earth? There is only me! One, because of your people!
“My people did not make the decision to kill the Arethia!”
“Some of them did, and all of them must pay,” said Sia. “You call me Soulless, your father raises his son to be my assassin and yet you do not stop and think about the ruthlessness of your father or the soldiers who massacred my people!”
“So why aren’t you trying to kill my father, the one who organized it?” hissed Aran.
“I will have his head,” snapped Sia. “But would you expect to live quietly if your entire race was taken from you?”
“No,” replied Aran. “And I won’t stand by and watch you kill innocent people—my people.”
“You think those people will bow to you? The middle child? Notice how cleverly your father raised his children—Caiseal, the youngest, sent to kill me. Sent to his death! And you, raised to be my equal, raised to be sent to his death.”


That's it! Don't forget to check out Angie and Cassie Mae's blog for their own blogfest posts, and a completely list of the participants! Everyone is so awesome! 

45 comments:

  1. I think you did a great job introducing them both. Sounds like a great story.

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  2. Oooh, nice tension. Prince Aran is a great hero! And I wouldn't want to cross Sia.

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    1. Thank, Emily! I really like Aran and Sia is a bit angry. LOL.

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  3. Ashley--Assassin Prince! Oh, I'm totally hooked! I loved this. Fab job :)

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    1. Thanks, Angela! I'm very glad this story fell into my head!

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  4. Fight fight fight! Haha!

    This was awesome!!

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    1. LOL. It WILL happen! Err...already has! Thank you!

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  5. Nice. I want to see them duke it out!

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  6. Interesting, and its really cool that you twisted the plot into the dialogue!

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    1. Thanks! It gets more intense, actually. Sia's in for a shocker.

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  7. This sounds like it's working up to a fight, and I can't wait (I guess that says something about me).

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    1. Nah! The first half is like building up to those moment, actually. Sia doesn't think anyone is her equal. Aran definitely is. She's soooo stubborn!

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  8. Sia is definitely out for revenge. But will she find it and be satisfied? Great exchange.

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    1. She's in for some really startling news on her end, actually!

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  9. Wow, tense scene. It makes you want to know what happens. Do they kill each other? Does one kill the other? Do they fall in love?

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    1. Lol. This is actually taken from a conversation they have after they've met and fought it out. Aran kisses her, actually and then she punches him! haha. Oh, Sia. I hope she'll like him later though...that'll be fun.

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  10. I agree w/ the others - want to see the fight!

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    1. LOL. Maybe I'll focus on anger in part 3 and explore this fight!

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    1. I'm working on this at the moment, off and on they start arguing! But I'll try something for part 3 with them! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  12. Fight! Fight! Hmm...I guess we aren't in high school anymore. Very well done.

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    1. LOL. This fight would be more entertaining, I hope! They are supposed to be equals!

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  13. Ooo creepy. Totally feeling the tension here! Awesome job:)

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  14. Very intriguing! Would love to read more.

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    1. Thank you! I really like this story so far! It's very different from my pirates!

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  15. There is definitely a similarity to my story! My MCs are the only two left of their people. LOVE the voice here. Make me wonder who is the 'good guy'. Maybe they both are?

    *New Follower!* So nice to *meet* you!

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    1. Thank you! SO wonderful to meet you! Ah, yes. There's a twist in this story I didn't expect!

      Your story sounds so interesting!!

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  16. Loved this - it drew me right in, and I want to know more!

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    1. So glad to hear it! Thank you so much for your comment!

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  17. Wow, such a very cold piece. Two men talking to each other, forestalling the event that will leave one of them dead. Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks! Sis is actually a girl, but it's cool you said this, because I usually write about men, and I want to sound legit! lol.

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  18. Ooh, very nice tension. Great job!

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  19. Way to go Ashley. This sounds like it's part of a great story!

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  20. Oooh! Gives a good insight to the story, but yet so much mystery! I love it. Maybe these two should drop the fighting and hook up :)

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    1. LOL. I think they'll do both! Thank you, Leigh!

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  21. Very interesting. The tension between the two was palpable. And I'd love to know more about the world you've created, and the Arethia.

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  22. This pulls together nicely at the end. It makes me wonder about what brought them to this point.

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  23. Wow - what 2 strong characters! A real clash of heads - can't wait til part 3 xxx

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