Sunday, April 10, 2011

SSS. Lyle Wonders if He Hallucinates

Excerpt from Ashes. MuseitHot. May 27th 2011
A dying buzzard? More like a deathly ill, midget flamingo. The creature that landed in front of Lyle appeared deader than Myles.
Three feet tall at most, a foot of height added by its scrawny neck, the bird angled its head as if it were blind, wobbling on decrepit legs. Two feathers—faded crimson and gold—clung to its hairless, grey form. It looked like it should be hanging from the fist of a voodoo queen.

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14 comments:

D L Jackson said...

And hence the name of the novel. Love his first sight of the phoneix.

This looks like a new post, Arlene, but the date seems funny.
Anyway. I'm so excited for this book to come out.

Arlene said...

I accidently posted this one last week when loading it in, so the date's off. Thanks, Dawn,if not for you and my other awesome friends, Ashes wouldn't have taken flight.

Marie Dees said...

I love that description and the last line is perfect.

graylinfox said...

I love this description, I can see the bird. I'm completely hooked.

Cate Masters said...

Such a wonderfully vivid description! The last line's excellent.

Vivien Jackson said...
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Vivien Jackson said...

That last line is such a kicker! (Sorry about the deleted post above this one; it had an unfortunate misspelling. :)

Susanna Fraser said...

Ooh, great description.

Kathleen Grieve said...

Extremely vivid! Love it!

Sarah Grimm said...

Wonderful description! Love this snippet!

Jayel Kaye said...

Wow. I really want to read more of this. It's so intriguing

Lindsay said...

Love the description of the birdie-thingie

Roberta Walker said...

Last line is perfect! I am totally picturing the thing in my head - a very odd creature indeed!

Barbara Elsborg said...

Ah our little firebird!!! What an adventure he has in store!!!