Monday, 11 October 2010

[Insert Euphemism for 'Lunatic' Here]

The scene. An ordinary day. A couple of weeks ago. I sit upstairs in our bedroom, painting my toenails a nice shiny plum, when without warning...

ECHO: Hello.

SANGU: You've got to be effing kidding me.

ECHO: You weren't expecting me, then?

SANGU: No, as a matter of fact, I wasn't. I mean, Echo, for God's sake, I'm painting my toenails. Can't you come back later?

ECHO: That colour doesn't suit your toes. Why don't you try the red instead? I don't see why you haven't been expecting me. You know patience isn't, well, my strongest suit. It's not even one of my suits! Put yourself in my shoes! After the way you ended the book, can you blame me for being a teensy bit antsy? When do I get to find out what happens next? When am I to be, once again, nearly killed, tormented, betrayed, loved and loathed? 

SANGU: I suppose you're trying to make a point. If you think I treat you so unfairly -

ECHO: I didn't say that. I'm only trying to point out that you could be a little kinder. There's only so many times someone can be nearly killed before their luck runs out, you know!

SANGU: Well, that's my business. Leave me alone. [Echo looks hurt and Sangu immediately feels guilty.] Sorry.

ECHO: So... Chapter One, then?

SANGU: Echo! I can't write Book Two yet, okay? I have to work on something new in case Book One doesn't sell! 

ECHO: But that's silly. I tell a great story.

SANGU [sighs].


  1. Hmm... What would have happened had you offered to paint Echo's toenails?

  2. Ha! An excellent question. I have no idea. I was too busy trying to reason with her :-)

  3. Sometimes distraction is a better tactic! ; j
    Nice to read you, by the way.

  4. Hahaha, yayyy. I love how authentic your characters seem :) They definitely sound like real people!!

  5. Yes, you are insane.
    Welcome to the writer's club.

  6. Aw, poor Echo! Stop painting your toes and start writing! :)

  7. Perhaps if you roughed out a draft Echo would feel loved. (wink)

  8. Hi Sangu! I haven't been commenting much, but I've been really enjoying your blog (fellow spider-loather here, lol). It's intersting to read your escapades with writing, especially since I'll be working on my first Nano this year! :P

    I know you've been busy with your novel, but I thought I'd let you know I am having a Fiction Swap event over at my blog, here:

    I hope you'll get a chance to participate. Your writing is extremely creative! ♥