Sunday, May 5, 2013

#8Sunday: The Whisper of Time has been nominated for a RONE award

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My time travel novella, The Whisper of Time, has been nominated for a RONE award in the novella and short story category!

This week's eight are the first eight from the book:

It figured that I would get lost. Kyle was always telling me I had a terrible sense of direction. “Turn left,” I would say, and he would answer “Which left, Gwynn, yours or mine?” I used to think everything Kyle said was charming.
I’d since found out that Kyle, like GPS, had a limited range. Out here, in the middle of Vermont farm country, my GPS had stopped functioning. A signal kept insisting the phone was searching for a satellite, but it was becoming pretty clear that the satellite was nowhere to be found. It was hiding, perhaps, from the snippy woman’s voice that commanded me to turn left when I wanted to turn right.

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25 comments:

  1. Interesting story! Love the line comparing Kyle to GPS. :-) Congratulations on your award. I voted, as well.

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  2. Nice! Congrats on the nomination.

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  3. I love this! Great how you compared him to a GPS with limited range, i actually burst out laughing!

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    1. Thanks Lauren. Poor Kyle is pretty limited.

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  4. Congratulations. Lost yet amusing in a scary situation. Good eight.

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    1. Thanks Charmaine. She's more lost than she knows!

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  5. GPS's definitely have their limitations, especially when they don't have good maps. Mine couldn't even get me home using my address; finally had to sit in the driveway and say "this is home!" And they're not much use in a wilderness unless you know the coordinates of where you want to know. And if this is time travel to a time when there are no satellites...

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    1. Yeah, I've had that happen too! By the time GPS 'found' me I didn't need it anymore, LOL. And I don't think it will find Gwynn as she's in 1973... No maps for that.

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  6. Great opening full of teasers that make me want to find out more! Congratulation on your nomination, and good luck!

    ~Joyce Scarbrough

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  7. Congratulations on the RONE nomination! I had to laugh at the remark about Kyle's limited range, which makes me want to know more about *that*. Terrific snippet!

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    1. Ah Kyle. Not the love of her life afterall...Thanks Veronica.

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  8. Great snippet and congrats on the award!

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  9. I bet her snuggle bunny is to the right. Good excerpt.

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    1. You guessed it. You never know what's around the bend.

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  10. Congrats on the nomination and if that is the beginning of the novel it definitely got me intrigued!

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  11. I love the part about the satellites hiding. Very cute and funny excerpt.

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