Tuesday, May 18, 2010

TWO DRIFTERS . . . OFF TO SEE . . . BlogFesta Response by Absolutely*Kate of Harbinger*33

There's a DIALOGUE BLOGFEST going on today, and I've been asked to rustle around this pile here on my desk and produce some of that semi-decent back-and-forthing which sparks what makes the world go 'round . . . or . . . what some of my characters think does.

Here goes . . .  from the third chapter of SAM'S SONG, my noir-goes-political novel moving towards the perfect publisher after a certain spectacular tome known as HARBINGER*33 has set sail in splendour, heralding the destinies of 33 stunning authors, 3 splendid artists and 3 scintillating "authenticators" ~ the folks who make all the difference in writers' ways and means, if you know what I mean.

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This chapter's title could use your singalong:  

Two Drifters . . . off to see . . .

“This isn’t the way to go ~ is it?”

“It wasn’t my turn to bring the GPS. The Scarecrow would wile away the hours, contemplating flowers and tell you some people go this way. . . "

“. . . And some people go that way.  Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know all that. But which way do WE wish to go?”

“That was Beatles, ’64, you can’t slide one in on me. Nelle, we go the way we’re meant to go. We – “

“You mean we follow our hearts?”

“It couldn’t hurt.”

“Sam, it could.”

“Not if we don’t let it baby, not if we don’t let it.”

And he reached for her hand and he made her feel grand. She looked up – the sun caught her smiling that way, while he moved away the one strand that always slip-slid just into her vision. She read the grin of his mind, of course.

“Don’t worry. I’ve got vision and the rest of the world wears bifocals.”

“Easy one Nelle. That was classic Butch and Sundance. Use a little more dynamite next time, will’ya?”

The smirk of her giggle furthered the ramble of their day. Quips were flung and the journey, begun. There were miles to go before they would sleep. 

“And promises to keep?”

“You reading our minds again?”

“It’s a tough job but someone has to do it.”

“Then you know I’m up for a good adventure – howzabout you?”

“Me? Why, I just adore a Gershwin tune . . . “


(c) 2009 ~ Author Absolutely*Kate 
in the nanomojo writeathon

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More on SAM'S SONG
after HARBINGER*33 has come to be, 
and be seen, and be manifesting destinies the more
for 33 Authors setting sail their very best treasures.

But for now ~ Over 100 Authors are on a Dialog spree,
including another of our Harbinger*33, the irrepressible John Wiswell. Here's the link ~ Have a look.
Enjoy your see.

See you again come Double*Feature Thursday AT THE BIJOU when Barry J Northern returns with his far-reaching fantasy, CHASING THE WIND. Churning energy to distilled desert action while camels endure the sands of time is what it's all about ... Now therein lies some damn good dialog . . . ("Better than camel urine," the inimitable Barry proclaims.)

Thanks for checkin' out
how DIALOGUE doth flow.
It always has somethin' to say, doesn't it?

 ~ Absolutely*Kate
      and the fine staff of renown


( THE FICTION GROUPIE ~  A spunky gal who goes by the moniker Roni Griffin and stirs up readers and authors alike from down Texas way, still has plenty to say on the DIALOGUE BLOGFEST < You can click into her sense and sensibility right here. Will ya tell her "Absolutely*Kate sent me"? She just might like that and take a hankerin' with a downhome country welcome to all our great AT THE BIJOU author'folk. There's always Promotin', there is. )


Roni Loren said...

Thanks so much for promoting and participating in the blogfest! (And for calling me spunky, lol.) Enjoyed your excerpt. :)

Susan Fields said...

Very cute! This is a fun piece - thanks for sharing!

Kate Pilarcik ~ absolutely said...

Sharing is my business Ms Susan, show-biz that is. Welcome along with the most spunkiest of FictionGroupies, the lady Roni AT THE BIJOU.

Somethin' tells me I think you two will like it here. We can only promise you never a dull moment. Oh - and THANKS for your enjoyment on my DIALOGUE excerpt ... I'll keep on keepin' on with the book.

~ Absolutely*Kate

Kate Pilarcik ~ absolutely said...


Popcorn's on the house.
Just clean up under your red'velvet chair before you go home (and do come back again! Double*Features run on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the murder mystery matinees come to play on the weekends!)

~ Absolutely*Kate
and the fine staff of renown

Anonymous said...

Nice short, and there is a lot of hinting going on here. I'm waiting until I get my decoder ring so I can figure evrything out. HB*33--
publisher after the sail??

Anonymous said...

An interesting and evocative bit of dialogue. Out of curiousity, is Nelle blind? Anyway, I love how you wove the songs in!


Laurita said...

This was a fun read. Sweet and melodic.

Tara said...

I like it - lots of fun. Great banter.