Saturday, November 15, 2008

Strangers Will Be Stabbed

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25 comments:

Jim Di Bartolo said...

My head just exploded.

That story is SO good for a morning's-worth of writing Sweety. You continue to intrigue and amaze me :)

I'm tempted to start drawing something based on it but your other stories already have me PRET-ty busy, so...

xoxo,
Husbles

Laini Taylor said...

Thank you, sweetie :-) And yes, just because I goof around and cheat on my work-in-progress doesn't mean you get to. Back to work! Draw, monkey, draw!

Lilly said...

You had me hooked with the line 'strangers will be stabbed'. I loved the story.

Granny Smith said...

This is not a scribble; it's and inspiration! If you can do this as just a writing exercise,, it is no wonder that your book(s) (I'm waiting for the second one) is/are so good. I really enjoyed this, especially the coy playfulness of the poem intercepted by the child. A world of origami! How wonderful!

Amber Lough said...

Yes, I am jealous. That was a brilliant piece of writing, Laini. Bravo! :-)

Amber said...

You are magic. What a great little story. It made me think about all things we think about people we don't know...

:)

Lexi said...

That was very wonderful and strange.

Kiana said...

I highly enjoyed that. Thanks for sharing. I hope you continue it someday... you know, after NaNo. Best of luck!

OO! InkDeath. I'm supposed to be reading that. Err, well, I would be if NaNo hadn't devoured my time.

Wyman said...

Do save this tale to finish another day. As a reader, I found I could hear Puppuh's voice strongest in my head. I do wonder what became of the fast approaching riders, who never seem to arrive in this tale. I find a writing lesson for myself in those missing riders.

Thank you for an interesting read and a much needed writing lesson. A first draft can be a nice read and a nice writing lesson too. Again, thank you very much. You have been a fine teacher today.

myrna said...

I'm jealous, but I'll get over it. Thanks for recommending The Gypsy Crown. I stayed up late reading it last night.

And I'd really like to see more of your origami story. When you're done with your sci-fi thing.

missalister said...

That was mesmerizing. It’s the first fiction of yours I’ve read. (I don’t get out much...LOL!) You’re a bona fide spellbinder!

Stephanie Perkins said...

Oh Laini --

You are so talented, talented, talented. This was marvelous.

I wish I could borrow your imagination, at least for an afternoon...

Tumble Fish Studio said...

So very beautiful! I want to read more! I see such pictures from your words. But I like that you're not finishing it (just yet at least). I like imagining more. I AM glad no one was stabbed though.

TadMack said...

I'd like to come and live in your brain, and then I'd track down this particular storyline, and read the rest myself. You need not write it at all, that way.

A world of origami. You are fearless to create one where there would inherently be problems (light? fire?) but you'd already worked them out. WOW.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I loved the imaginary world made of origami. How original! Your writing flows.

tone almhjell said...

What a wonderful story snippet! I am a little jealous, at that..

lisanowak said...

Laini, your story is brilliant. I'm not just a little jealous, I'm insanely jealous. Good work!

Sheila Ruth said...

But...but...you can't stop there! I want to know more! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! You had me hooked from the very beginning and now I must. read. more. Maybe someday? Pweeeeeze?

Sunday scribblings indeed. Hmph.

Carrie Harris said...

Seriously. This has got to be bigger. Bring us a BOOK, woman, because the world with the folders is TOO cool. You've driven me to random capitalization again, so it must be. :)

Mary said...

Wow, this really draws the reader in and holds on. Brilliantly written.

E. J. Griffin said...

These book arrivals are so hurting my feelings. I've told the sad tale to all of my equally envious friends... Oh, if only I were a judge :-(

Enjoy your spoils.

Dorothy said...

Hey, but, ummm . . . what happens next? My mind lays in anticipation of descriptions of other strangers (and what they do) on the road! And where that one went to! And and and!

lizardek said...

Please, sir, I want some more. (!!!) more more more!

sunny@suncoach.com said...

Your writing is wonderful, Laini.
I'd like to ask one favor though. For those of us who are getting up there in age, can you please make the font larger on these pieces? I would really appreciate it.
Thanks!

Heather said...

Please, for the love of Gar make that into a book! I was immediately mesmerized! Or "Mizmi-rized"!