Tuesday, 12 April 2011

J is for ... ???

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PS: this snippet is from String Bridge :o)

The first thing you see as you walk through my parents’ front door is my mother’s grand piano. It shines like a freshly glazed sour cherry tart. And whispers haunting melodies to me as if it were once a living soul; the mother of musically-triggered melancholy.

Last weekend, the resonance of my entering sandaled feet had hardly bounced off the walls when Mum said, “Why don’t you sit down and see if you can remember to play it?” Her eyes blazed with a need to swank her own musical skills and show me up. I tamed an irrational urge to scratch its glossy dark chocolate body with my wedding ring by shaking my dusty cardigan too close to the keys instead. Mum whipped out a duster from inside the piano stool and brushed it away — seething clenched teeth hidden by a civil smile.

 So, can you guess the emotion/feeling/state of mind (a noun) depicted in this piece that begins with the letter ‘J’? Please nip over to Nicole's blog to read her interpretation of our J-prompt word. Here’s the link!



 

30 comments:

  1. Well, the excerpt is cool!!

    Probably you are playful / amused in the excerpt. I think, that is the only emotion!! Am I right??

    with warm regards
    CatchyTips for Writers

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  2. Can it be the word I chose for today Jealously?

    Yvonne,

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  3. I don't really see it as jealousy, but maybe it is. It's something more, a kind of competition between the two, each trying to control/goad the other. But I don't have a word for that.

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  4. I remember this excerpt! The scene that follows is great too. Can't wait to see String Bridge, bound and on the shelves!!

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  5. I'm going to go with Jealousy. Stopping over from a-z challenge.

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  6. Jealous is the only thing that comes to mind but I'm not sure about it..

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  7. Hmm, I'd go with jealousy too.

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  8. J is for Jayne! (Sorry, couldn't help myself.) Jazzed. You were feeling Jazzed right? Because you wanted to Jam, no? But then you started to think that she was just Joshing, perhaps? Which made you feel a wee bit Jaded and Jealous. ;)

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  9. Jealousy.

    Nice excerpt!!! :D

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  10. Jealousy.

    You both nailed it today.

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  11. I'm on board with jealousy, though, admittedly, I can't think of any other emotion that starts with J. *head-smack*

    Rosie
    East for Green Eyes

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  12. Do I see the green-eyed monster at play? Jealousy it is!

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  13. I guess it's got to be jealousy since I can't think of another. This little game is getting addictive.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out
    Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

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  14. My guess is jealousy. I like this little snippet. I'm looking forward to String Bridge!!!

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  15. hi miss jessica! for sure i agree with mostly everyone that it jealousy.
    ...hugs from lenny

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  16. This one wasn't obvious to me, but Nicole gave it away!

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  17. I guessed jealousy over at Nicole's blog. if I'd have read hear first I might not have guessed it so easily.

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  18. I would say J is for jealous~ Great imagery...oops I!

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  19. Jealousy is probably it, but jaded also spring to mind. Not a noun, i know...

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  20. Me thinks someone is a little jealous. LOL.

    Ellie Garratt

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  21. I think it could be jealousy.

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  22. Extraordinary excerpt. I'm looking forward to String Bridge.

    Oh, and jealousy. :)

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  23. I like the person who said jazzed- I'm going to go with that as well!

    Beautiful expert by the way.

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  24. I guessed jealousy, just because I couldn't think of any other j word. It feels like there's more underpinning this scene than jealousy, though. I just can't put my finger on the word.

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  25. Loved the excerpt :D

    J is for Jealousy!

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