‘Tis time for another blog chain. This month’s theme is Antagonists. I was preceded in the chain by Steam&Ink and will be followed by Dolores Haze.
This is a two-parter:
Part one: Describe the antagonist in your novel in 50 words or less.
Part two: What would you say to your antagonist if you met him or her in real life? Post a scene in response to this question in 100 words or less.
I have several works in process, so the challenge is: which antagonist?? I’ve already written about David Baca, who made Dori’s life…challenging in My Fair Vampire as well as the were-Komodo dragon Mawar who tried to kill her.
Moving on to my 2010 NaNoWriMo WIP in process, Sins of Our Mothers, we have Neely’s tormentor, Rowan. Rowan is an IRA terrorist, whose dalliance with Neely in her youth, sweeps her into twenty five years of running–from the law, from tragic memories, and from the man himself.
In this make-believe scene, Rowan’s knocked me over in the London tube while pursuing Neely.
Rowan: “Out of my way!”
Me: “Hey! Dude. Chill. I’d say she’s not interested in your company right now.”
Rowan: “Ye oul’ git, that was my girlfriend, and we was just havin’ a bit of a row.”
Me: “She looked like she was running for her life.”
Rowan: “Not that it’s any of your bleeding concern…”
Me: “If you love someone, let her go, if she comes back to you–”
Rowan: “Oh she’ll be back if she knows what’s good for her.” (calms then looks me up and down with a wink) “Well now. Care for a ride, Sweetheart?”
The entire blog chain participants are here:
Proach: http://desstories.blogspot.com direct link to my post
Steam&Ink: http://steamandink.blogspot.com/ direct link to her post
YOU ARE HERE
dolores haze: http://dianedooley.wordpress.com/ direct link to her post
xcomplex: www.arielemerald.blogspot.com direct link to her post
LadyMage: http://katherinegilraine.com/ direct link to her post
Ralph Pines: http://ralfast.wordpress.com
orion mk3: http://nonexistentbooks.wordpress.com/
Forbidden Snowflake: http://www.silversnowflake.net/liv
One word for this guy: Scumbag! 😀
Indeed. He is a scumbag…and a terrorist, murderer and abuser. 🙂 Thanks for the read!
That was a cute exchange and soooooooooooo very ‘Claire’ in the ending ‘look’ he gave you. Ha!! 🙂
Heh-heh, thanks. I like my villains to at least have the capacity to be charming and/or flirtatious. Those are the mostly deadly kind. 😉
Wow, interesting post. This guy sounds very devious and abusive.
Thank you ! Your impression is right on.
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I like a bit of Irish charm in evil scumbag terrorists *grin*
Heh! He’d fit in well with your Olympia…she’d take him down in five seconds flat, but at least he’d entertain her for a bit before she did.
Oooh, sounds like a rogue! I like that you set your piece during an “action scene” – nice touch.
Thank you, Ma’am!! 🙂
I don’t think there is anything more appropriate in the world than to tell an antagonist to “chill”. If I had brownie points to give, I would give you a dozen or more.
Oooh calorie free brownie points! I would have loved those. Thank you!
What a ruthless fellow. Nice Post!!
Thank you, Ariel!
Bit of a row, awesome. Reminds me of Alex from clockwork orange, and he was horrible!
Ooh, CO Alex…great comparison. Malcolm McDowell at his most evil. Thank you.
Ohgods, is this an ex of mine?
Ha, this guy does indeed sound like a scumbag…and a rapscallion too 😀
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Nice use of dialect there. It’s tough to pull of something that is convincing without being nigh-unreadable.
Thanks very much. I did a little homework on me Irish cause I didn’t want to sound too much like the Lucky Charms leprechaun. A little, I’ll accept. A lot…God forbid. LOL