If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Sunday, April 21, 2013

'An Impression' snippet WWW 4-21-13

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8 sentences from my novel Bloodstone 

Continuing from last week which you can find here- all feedback welcome.



Ebony held no hope that she still lived, even in a magical world. The image felt more of the past than the future or the present. An impression.


Most of the time Ebony wasn’t even sure she really experienced magic. But there had always been this itching over her skin when it happened, like a residual coming and going of energy. She’d expressed it to her father once, long ago, and he told her she had been imagining things and sent her away. Deep inside, Ebony knew magic had existed once. Maybe not the kind of magic she read about in fairy tales with wands and potions and evil witches. But rather something that came from inside a person, lost somewhere in the depths of their souls.

34 comments:

Elaine Smith said...

I like what you have done with magic - a wave of physical and psychological recognition. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to enjoy reading where you have this story take us.

Susan Stuckey said...

Very nice #8Sentence. Really like the new edits/changes. Definitely intriguing. Would have thought her father would have been a bit harsher with her (from previous versions). Very nice - and definitely intriguing.

Sarah W said...

Methinks her father protests too much!

Interesting snippet---her doubts are realistic for her age, but I like that she's clinging to her beliefs, too.

charmainegordon author said...

Lovely. Your imagination amazes me. I'm so practical. Thanks for a stunning eight.

AJ Nuest said...

I think this is very nice, Summer! This story sounds very intriguing to me and I'm interested to learn more. Nice peek inside the story. Great depth here.

Patricia Lynne said...

Oooo. Very intriguing snippet.

Denise Moncrief said...

Hi, Summer! I love that phrase "this itching over her skin". This is an intriguing 8.

Debbie Doglady said...

I like the itching skin analogy! Interesting story.

Jess Schira said...

I've always liked stories about whether or not magic is real and if someone has special talents. Great snippet!

Fel Wetzig said...

Intriguing. I look forward to learning more about this magic.
Fel Wetzig, The Peasants Revolt

Ute Carbone said...

Nice eight, Summer! I love the notion that magic comes from inside and not outside of the character.

katewyland.com said...

Intriguing. She's not sure if she's alive? Curious to see where this goes.

Veronica Scott said...

I like her definition of magic and also that she didn't let her father's disbelief affect her. Terrific snippet!

Ann Swann said...

This is fantastic. I love the "itching sensation" and the idea that magic exists inside a person...

gemma parkes said...

Beautiful as always and absolutely true!

Sara Barnard said...

Awesome eight, as usual! Cool use of magic, too!

Cara Bristol said...

Love the way you describe magic. Makes it real.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Interesting post. I love her definition of magic. I look forward to more.

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me know about the Creighton Manor link. :) I'll have to stop by your blog for the A to Z challenge posts, too. :) Have a wonderful Sunday!!

Natalie G. Owens said...

Great depth in this piece. It's intriguing and atmospheric. Well done! New follower. x

J.Rose Allister said...

Love the last line. And I get the feeling Ebony will know a lot more magic before the tale is told. :)

The Belle in Blue said...

Love this fresh take on magic! Really makes me want to find out more. Great snippet!

~Joyce Scarbrough

Me said...

Liked the way you connected magic with soul. And her been not sure whether she's alive or not. Interesting. :)

Julia Hones said...

Intriguing. I believe in that inner magic. It is what makes us creative...

Joanne Stewart said...

This is really beautiful. Very well written. I love the emotion in it.

Karysa Faire said...

Awesome! Internal magic. That last line is the best. Your pacing is very lyrical.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Awesome 8. I really enjoyed this excerpt.

S. J. Maylee said...

I love this train of thought. Fab 8. :)

Lauren said...

You do such a great job of making me feel the world with the magic and how you describe it. It pulls me right in!

John Wiswell said...

This is actually a really nice excerpt. It works well and quickly takes us into perspective on the world and how Ebony's magic might work or not work. I enjoyed it!

J Keith said...

Loved the post and the description of magic.

Sania Heba said...

Interesting snippet. Thanks for sharing! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Oooh, makes me eager to read more! :)

KSJ said...

Parents... They always ruin everything o.O

Great post, Summer. Looking forward to more :)

ED Martin said...

I like her/your take on magic; there are so many directions you can go with this.

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