Sunday, July 15, 2012

Buccaneer Blogfest - Work in Progress


If you're looking for my post for the Hookers and Hangers Blogfest, it's here. Today's post for the Buccaneer Blogfest actually ties in nicely with the Hookers and Hangers fest since this week it's all about our WIPs and today we're to post the first paragraph. So here's the first paragraph of Affairs of the Dead:
 
I was in a strip club trying to help a ghost get laid, which was challenging, but not impossible. It was just extremely taxing on the necromancer extraordinaire (me) who had to channel energy into the ghost to make her corporeal enough to entice one of the stripper boys. Technically what I was doing was illegal, but it was my job to help ghosts settle their affairs so they could move on to eternally ever after, and Julia’s unfinished business was that she’d died a virgin. I’d made it as easy as I could for her by starting at a strip club; if she couldn’t get some here I wasn’t sure how much lower I could scrape the barrel. 

7 comments:

  1. Honestly, this is one of the best openings I've read in a long while. You've got a good hook line, you introduce us to the character's POV, job, and the world. Great work.

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  2. I LOLed at the dying a virgin part. That is some serious unfinished business!

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  3. LOL, I LOVE IT! I SOOO I want to keep reading this now!

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  4. Not only fun, but a fully encapsulated opening paragraph. I'm hooked, too! Well done :-)

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    2. The very first sentence had me...helping a ghost get laid. Brilliant!

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