IN OTHER NEWS, Tamara from One Magic Bean Buyer tagged me for "YOU GOT THE LOOK". Many thanks, Tamara!
Rules: post a few paragraphs surrounding the word "look" somewhere from your WIP & tag 5 people. I have 2 so I'm choosing the 1 that I have done editing on. The other is so rough, it'd give you rugburn! Here it is:
“Only hold me as high as you have strength to.”
“Then I will hold you as high as my heart.”
The words should never have been there. The feelings should never have existed. But they were, and they were real. It was a struggle and a fight beyond measure. The worst was knowing it could never be. It was the Romeo & Juliet of their world – totally forbidden.“I can’t do this with you anymore. They will hear our words eventually and then we will be punished for what we have done. Defying our Gods is unspeakable!” she whispered loudly, while looking around into the dark space never knowing who or what was out there.
“You’re right. We can’t do this anymore” He paused. “We can’t pretend that what we have doesn’t go beyond all theory. We are not meant to be, but I would fight our Gods to get to you. I’m already dead, what more can they do to me?” He grabbed her hand in his, holding it tightly. “I lost you once, but I can’t, I just can’t go through that again.” Jesu said staring longingly, painfully into her fiery chestnut eyes. He couldn’t look away anymore. This was knowingly his last impression of her and he knew once he said it, all was gone. All hopes of finding her again, would be suicide. “Rosilin, I…love…you.”“NO!!” Rosilin shouted as the dark space behind Jesu turned into flames as if thrown towards him and becoming brighter and brighter, engulfing him as he hung onto his last word. A sudden wind came pushing Jesu further back into the ball of flames with his hands reaching out to Rosilin as he was pulled away. Sorrow, complete pain, overtook him. Rosilin reached her hands out, hanging in the darkness; her body completely paralyzed and unable to rescue him from the immersing fireball. There was nothing she could do. The flame burst as soon as she saw him pulled into its force. There was no heat. There was not a single gale of warmth. It was as if it never happened, but it did. Jesu was gone.
As quickly as Rosilin was standing alone, a bright light engulfed her. The room was no longer dark but completely void of any color except pure white. She felt a serene calmness surround her, beckoning her return. Rosilin felt her brown hair standing on end as she awaited what was to come. She had breached all commitments to her God, as did he. No matter the mercy He held, she knew this went beyond His compassion. Rosilin sensed her body floating along space for some time. She could hear angelic singings of young chorale boys all around her. Her worried thoughts were less as she let the sweet voices consume her.“I’m not sure I can continue like this.” She whispered to herself, holding a tear in her troubled eye, and letting it go along her cheek.
“You can.” A voice whispered back.
Winnie the Pooh...who? Winnie the Pooh...what? I won! That's who! WOOHOO! My first book win and I'm excited to read Lynn Kelley's book "THE CURSE OF THE DOUBLE DIGITS". See her blog to hear more! I guarantee my son & I will be all over that! Reviews to come...
I use to ACTUALLY PRIDE myself on never crying for a movie other than the ending of "TEN THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU". Alright, started to get very emotional with this movie during a very touching part that I WILL NOT give away...and yet I tried teasing my kids: YOUR CRYING, NOT MOMMY!!
Must see for ALL ages!
*started Christmas shopping or finished....???