Monday, September 30, 2019

Some of my favorite words

I want to share some of my favorite (and sometimes surprising) pieces from the book I'm writing.
The book is going to be called, Lies Loki Told Me

from Chap 1 of Loki and Thor's Mysterious journey South

“Its Loki’s expression for a complicated origin story with a simple Hail Mary ending,” explained Verdandi.

  Loki’s world turned into a grayscale landscape. A deep cold fog seeped up from the ground. Images emerged from the fog, speaking in water-static voices that time could not touch. People he knew and those he did not. Some cursed his name, others praised it. As they did, the images melted back into the cloud from whence they came. A kneeling Freyja looked up at him in agony. Thor in underwear sat cross legged in a cage. A spectral woman rose as a human and slowly changed into a monster with eight legs. An army of men burst through a treeline towards him. A large woman carried a half-dead child, looked at him and smiled. A satyr holding a wooden sword rose from the mist and melted back again. A misty girl turned to him and thanked him in multiple voices.  Finally, a phantom doppelganger rose from the fog. He was bound to a boulder, and the gaping mouth of a serpent hovered above him. Its maw was pried open and its saliva was dripping down his back. The spectral Loki screamed but not in pain. The water-static voice pleaded for the freedom of another. “Please go. I love you. I can’t bear to see you suffer too. Leave me! Leave, you stupid bitch! Leave!” The visions melted back into the cloud. The fog sapped back into the earth. Color returned to the world and Loki found himself on his knees.
Sometimes writers will write something and then go back and read it and say, "OMG, did I write that?" For us, it inspires a sense of awe. It helps keeps us writing.

Chapter 2 of LTMJS

“Sure you do. You could disagree with the terms and go south with no plan. But let’s be honest,” Hod smacked Loki on his arm and gave it a little squeeze. “When has Loki ever entertained the thought of going in blind, eh?”

 “Oh, she’s mad as a rabid squirrel!” Loki’s eyes widened. “It was already hard enough sneaking and secret-keeping. Now, it’s going to be a while before we can get back together again. Fortunately, she doesn’t have to endure any direct pressure, since no one knows about us. But what’s worse is that I can’t confide in her. We’ve spent so long together, we know everything about each other, and I can’t breathe a word of this, not even to her. Things were getting a little rocky with us and this situation is not helping. So, she is livid that she’s blind and that we have to wait this out.”

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