Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Hookers & Hangers: Part II

Today is the second part of the Hookers & Hangers blogfest, hosted by the writers over at Falling for Fiction. On Monday, participants posted first sentences from the chapters of their books and WIPs i.e. hookers. Today, we are to post last sentences, or hangers.

Like I earlier feared, today's exercise proved more difficult because most of my last sentences require some context to carry any kind of meaning. That said, these are a few from the first book of my epic fantasy series, Guardians & The Lost Paradise, a project that is a mere 3 days away from being crowdfunded:


In fact, the only sound he could still hear was that of his beating heart; and it was slowly fading away.

And with that all three unicorns kicked off the ledge, leaving the waterfall behind as they glided towards the forest.

And together, the two brothers disappeared into the ghostly-white mist.

Clarissa put an arm around Danny's shoulders. "Well, I guess there is a first time for everything."


Thanks to everyone that dropped a comment on Monday. And to the new followers too. I'll try my best to pay you back in kind the moment things become less hectic.

53 comments:

  1. You had me at unicorns! Excellent hangers!

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    1. Thanks, Kyra. It is worth noting that these particular unicorns have wings. You know, just in case you were wondering how they managed to "glide" and all. :)

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    1. Thanks, Alex. It comes from the prologue to the first book in the series and it is one of my personal favorites. Again, some context is needed to understand why.

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  3. I really love the first one! These are great!

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  4. Even without the context I still wanted to keep reading, I'm just curious to know the rest now :)

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    1. Really? Wow. Thanks. Well, there's a two-chapter excerpt currently being hosted here, and you can basically pre-order the entire series from here.

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  5. Wow! These are intriguing and exciting hangers! I would love to read more.
    New follower- Tyrean from http://tyreanswritingspot.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Tyrean. And welcome aboard. :D

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  6. You have a very beautifully visual way of writing! Great hangers :)

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  7. These are all great. #1 was beautiful and #2 made me want to know everything. I love #3 as well. Great job!!

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  8. All of these are great, Michael. The imagery in them is fantastic!

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    1. Thanks again, Emily. I'm glad you liked them. :D

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  9. Yep. I thought I would be up late reading all these. I was right. Good work.

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    1. Thanks. Funny enough, most of these (and the books) were written late at night. One scene in particular kept me up till about 3 o'clock in the morning. :D

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  10. I think all five are pretty strong. Awesome job!

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  11. Wow, Michael! They are ALL fan-freaking-tastic! It's really hard to pick a favorite, but if I had to, I'd say the first one. And not only are they tense, they are all beautifully written, too.

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    1. Gee. Thanks, Nancy. *tries not to blush but fails miserably*

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  12. These are all really strong!

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  13. Ending a paragraph the right way is the sign of a good writer.

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    1. Quite true. I enjoy reading books where each sentence, paragraph or chapter flows into the next, almost seamlessly, making you want to continue reading without pause.

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  14. I liked the first one best, nice imagery on the third one, too :)

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  15. You are amazingly talented! Love the lines :)

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  16. The unicorn thing really caught me by surprise. You have a real original mind Michael.

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    1. Thanks, Maurice. I guess I have a
      childhood spent watching
      everything from Voltron to Fraggle
      Rock to blame for that. :D

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  17. Hi Michael. I really like the last line. Do you feel as bad as I do sometimes that we put our MC through some crazy situations? Actually, it is the fun part about being a writer. Great job.

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    1. Yes, I do. But I tend to get borderline sadistic sometimes. Like you said though, the fun comes from watching these situations play out and helping our MCs overcome hardship. Thanks. :)

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  18. I really like all your lines - I think the ghostly white mist line is my fave because of the ghostly white mist. But unicorns?? Way cool!

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    1. Thanks, Trisha. I think unicorns are cool too. The only thing cooler than a unicorn is a flying unicorn with wings! :D

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  19. Excellent hangers you've got here, Michael. I particularly thought the first one with the fading heart beat was one that would make me turn the page to the next chapter.

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    1. Thanks, Michael. I'm glad you like it. :D

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  20. Wow! Awesome, Michael! Can't wait to read this!

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  21. I can totally attest to being crazy hectic. That's why I'm here a little late! Ah!

    LOVE that first one.

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