Friday, 12 August 2011

Blogfest, I hate you!



First off, I love the name of this blogfest, which is being hosted by Tessa Conte. Secondly, I love the concept of it (and what does that say about me, exactly?). But I better stop lovin', 'cause today we're talkin' about hate!

These are the requirements of Tessa's blogfest:
  1. Sign up by the end of August 12th
  2. On August 12th, post a story, an excerpt of your work or a poem you've written that shows HATE of some form or another - your character hates someone, someone hates your character, or maybe you hate someone/something?
  3. Once you've posted, go check out the other entries and share some comment love!
  4. Don't forget to link back to my blog when you post so people can find the other entries

For my excerpt I've decided to share some of SQUEAKY, and this is from Claw's point of view. I adore my evil villain cat! (and yes, I am a cat lady and a lover of cats all around) I also want to add that this is a draft...

     Far up in Feline Heights, Claw reclined on a couch. It wasn’t just any couch - its covering was made up of tiny mouse skins, and in fact it’d been passed down through the generations of Claw’s family for the last two hundred and eighty years. That was, of course, in cat years. Claw didn’t have very much information about where his family name stemmed from - except, of course, that they had all descended from the Egyptian sphinxes originally. But every cat claimed that these days, even the dirty-blooded ones who had no right, no right at all!
     Claw hated. He hated a lot, in fact he hated all day and every day. But he laughed, too. He laughed at the foolishness he witnessed day in and day out. He laughed at the fact that so many remained ignorant of what he knew.
     He laughed, because he could.

30 comments:

  1. Claw uses his hate to hide a heart of gold.

    Seriously, the few excerpts I've read of yours have been very well done. I love all the hate.

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  2. Hehe...actually, he doesn't have a heart of gold. He's just twisted. But he has good reason!! Society did wrong by this guy.

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  3. Love your excerpt! A fabulous idea. I'll have to see if I have time to find a hate excerpt.

    ~Debbie

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  4. Ahahaha. How NEFARIOUS! And his couch covered in mouse skins! Love it.

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  5. What an awesome villain! He laughs because he can...ah, an old-school bad guy!

    (I found you through the hatefest - yay, another Aussie!)

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  6. @Debbie - thanks. Look forward to seeing yours if you have one to share!

    @Amalia - he is very nefarious indeed. I know it gives cats a bad image, but there are good cats in this book too. hehe

    @Jen - thank you! and yay, another Aussie! I love to find more Aussie bloggers!

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  7. " . . made up of tiny mouse skins." Awesome.

    This was so fun. I see why you like him so much.

    ......dhole

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  8. Excellent! I love the little details. I'm intrigued about what Claw will do next... :O)

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  9. Evil kitty thoughts! As the owner of two black cats, I don't think felines come any other way.

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  10. I love everything about this excerpt, including Claw's name. It's brilliant.

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  11. O.M.G. I LOVE Claw! Awesome, just awesome. I want to read more.

    -Vicki

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  12. All cats claim they are descendents of the sphinxes -- that was awesome.

    However, I think my (wife's) cats think they are Sphinxes.

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  13. Lol! I love how very...cat...this is. Awesome ^_^

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  14. Hehe I can totally see that all cats think they're descendant from sphinxes, or Bastet, maybe. They certainly have the attitude, and Claw shows that perfectly.

    He laughes because he can. *snigger*

    Thank you for sharing this with us for my blogfest,

    Tessa.xx

    ps pop in on friday next to find out who won what book!

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  15. This is thoroughly enjoyable. What a hateful feline. Makes me appreciate Mojo (our cat) more.
    Cheers.
    PS I'm glad to have found you through the hatefest.
    Robyn

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  16. I LOVE (no, hate?) that couch. That's pure brilliance in the way of characterization. The one burning question I have at the end is... what's he hating on?

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  17. Cats and hate...Claws...quite a combination :)

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  18. Fascinating questions this piece evokes! I just pictured Claw stroking a diminutive Blofeld sitting on his lap :D

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  19. Thanks for stopping by & commenting, everyone! I'm glad Claw is getting the love he deserves. hehe

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  20. Thanks for posting, sorry I'm doing the rounds late. I really loved the couch covered with mouse skins too!

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  21. hehe Claw sounds adorable (I'm sure he'd hate me for saying that lol). Great excerpt.

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  22. Thanks for the comments everyone! :)

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  23. Ooh, a mouse-skin couch! Perfect! This was great Trisha ~ thanks for sharing it!

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  24. 280 years--in cat years. Ha! Great exerpt!

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  25. Oh this is so clever. Mouse skins. Hehe

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  26. Great excerpt! Love this idea. :)

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