Friday, August 12, 2011

Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday #8: This is what we call a tongue lashing


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This six is from my fantasy WIP, Mind Crafter:

The protagonist has just angered her empress during a conversation about the protagonist's place in story's society. I'm cutting into the center of her tirade:

". . .I will rip off my chains, and I will rip off the chains of millions if I have my way. You acquiesce to yours and act as if being bound makes you superior. It is disgusting and unbecoming an intelligent woman. Your arrogance is laughable and your delusion pathetic. A barbarian child is your superior. At least they understand a slave’s life is no true life."













7 comments:

wearegoingonawitchhunt said...

Wow - that told her! You could really feel his anger.

Gayle Ramage said...

Ooh, what a put-down! Brilliant!

elucian said...

I do NOT want to get into an argument with HER! Which of course means that this is a great six! Well done! :-)

Ian

Misa Buckley said...

Oh SNAP! That's quite the put down.
Nicely done :)

Laurel Kriegler said...

Feisty feisty! Love it!

Lauri J Owen said...

Holy smokes! THAT is an angry soul! (I could feel it!)

Pippa Jay said...

Wow, I wouldn't dare argue with that outburst!