July 15th, 2003

bear by san

All you need is a strong heart & a nerve of steel--

Word count: 948, which means I need to get back in there tonight to make my thousand.
Reason for stopping: meh. Berloody blinkin' middle of the book.

We hates it. We hates it forever.

At least I'm done with the troll, and on to the next encounter.

Did I mention how much I hate this book?

Today's work:

The troll sighed, and Kit saw his shadowed outline settle on its haunches. "Harm, hurm. A love song," he said in a dreaming voice. "There's little enough of love under bridges."

"But plenty of frogs." Kit winced as the words left his mouth. Too clever by half, Master Marley. Or Sir Christopher. Whoever you are today.

"Ah, yes," the troll answered. "A surfeit of frogs. Froggy frogs, froggy frogs." He followed it up with a froggy-sounding laugh; Kit glimpsed something like the white swell of a pouched throat. "Sing me a song, toad and prince."


Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
That valleys, groves, hills, and fields,
Woods, or steepy mountain yields.

--Christopher Marlowe, The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
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    S. McLachlan & Barenaked Ladies - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Yeah, so it's seasonal. Sue me.)
bear by san

The Secret Language Of Flowers

Wordcount: 1866 words
Reason for stopping: Kit is out of the woods, and I'm dangerously close to my 2K limit.

Also, he's making me laugh for totally metanovel reasons that I will probably have to fix, because they're distracting. But oh, it's so funny. And the innocent look on his face while he's discussing the floral symbolism of pansies ("Roses for passion and lilies for love--and for death. Amaranth--" Kit smiled "--is undying love, eternity. And crocus is gladness. So what, for the love of Hell, does a pansy signify?") is just precious.

'Cause, you know.

That's not Elizabethan slang.

It's Edwardian, rather. But it's funny as hell to *me.*


And the roast is in the oven, and I should go unpack a few more boxes, methinks.
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    Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Still....You Turn Me On