Monday, April 2, 2012

Letter "B" - Basil

***Today, we meet Basil

I pondered what sweet smell could force me within the doors of a coffee chain.  Seemed so below me.  I mean, really, a Harvestor sipping on a latte?  Not hardly.

I see souls everywhere I go.  But to smell one?  Not in my lifetime.  But I haven't been around all that long.  I've got a lot to learn.

The source of my draw sat in the back corner, a table beside the window, a perfect view to the park and the cathedral across the cobblestone walkway.  Day after day I arrive, having harvested my quota of souls for the night, ready to pour them out from me as I write each memorized name in my blood, emptying their souls from my human form and into the pages of Nevermore, my collector's journal.  The pen's needlepoint, which calls my blood forth for the release, is the one thing I can't get used to.

Well, it used to be the one thing.  What am I supposed to do about vente white chocolate mocha with her extra shot?  What am I supposed to do about these...what are these things?  Feelings?  Can't be.  I'm a Harvestor.  We don't have emotions, at least, so I was taught.***

Hmmm....this can't be a good thing...or can it?

45 comments:

  1. I love this. I want to read more!!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Cristina. More is definitely on the way :-)

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  2. This is great. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Interesting. I'm hoping we will hear more about this Harvester. He might like the Venti Non-fat Soy vanilla chai better of he's not in to the white chocolate mocha ;)

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    1. LOL!! Well, Basil has some particular tastes. I picture him as more of a mimosa fella :-)

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  4. "Quota of souls" - fascinating :)

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    1. Yeah, we'll find out how this quota of souls has an impact on a thing or two.

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  5. Oooh, a soul harvester. What does he do with them?! *bites nails*

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    1. Oh, Lady Gwen. Nevermore is but the first stop for the souls collected. It will soon be revealed what happens to them.

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  6. I love these kinds of books. I am very curious as to why the feelings all of a sudden. Give me more:)

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    1. Drawn by her soul's scent and attracted to it as well.

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  7. Loved this! I'd definitely read more. ^_^

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  8. That sounds really cool. Though at first, I thought the scent of basil was drawing him into a coffee shop! I caught on quickly, though. ^_^

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  9. Angela, this is kind of creepy, but I guess this is what you were going for.

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    1. :-) I do want the feel of curiosity heightened for sure. It is kind of creepy have a guy sort of stalk-like a girl because the scent of her soul drew him to her.

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  10. I've seen you in the comment section of blogs but never investigated that pretty picture I saw until today. Hi Angela, so good to meet you and I really loved this post.

    Much love! :D

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    1. Aww, aren't you sweet. Thanks for checking things out here. Glad you enjoyed the post.

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    2. My pleasure! You are an amazing person!

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  11. Basil is a good smell actually for B its great post.
    Do check out my B at GAC a-z too.

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  12. This is an awesome way to read a story this month. What's going to happen next? We all want to know.

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    1. "C" is right around the corner. I have two lovely things to share.

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  13. Uh, loving the suspense. Will be checking back for "C". :)

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    1. Thank you, Candy. "C" will be another revelation of sorts.

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  14. Great! Now you got me craving a white chocolate mocha!!

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    1. LOL!! Yeah, but aren't they just the best? Think I'll have to get one myself :-)

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  15. This part I REALLY love:

    "Day after day I arrive, having harvested my quota of souls for the night, ready to pour them out from me as I write each memorized name in my blood, emptying their souls from my human form and into the pages of Nevermore, my collector's journal."

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    1. Thanks, Alleged. Glad you enjoyed it enough to find a particular line of interest *blush*

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  16. Love the premise of soul harvesting! Will check back for more soon.

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    1. Cool, Maria. Will look forward to having your back :-)

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  17. Love both your posts for the A to Z - I am hooked. I hope I get to read more this month!

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    1. Please do stop by whenever you get a chance. There are so many blogs that are part of this challenge so I can understand you'll do what you can to visit as many participants as possible.

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    1. Thank you, Debra. You are always welcome :-)

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  19. *Gushes* This is fabulous, Angela. An enjoyable read. Great use of words to convey confusion and wonder.

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    1. Nadja! Thank you so much. Now I'll just sit down as my blush creeps along the apples of my cheeks :-)

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  20. This post was a great story all on its own...then I backtracked to "A" and put 2 & 2 together :)

    What next?

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    1. Botanist, thank you so much for checking out both posts. "C" comes tomorrow with another revelation so I hope you can come on back by :-)

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  21. What a great post. I can't wait to C what you come up with next :)

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    1. *high five* I love it. "can't wait to C..." You're good :-)

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  22. Hello, Basil. Talk about getting hooked. You got me, Angela. The only other Basil character I knew was Basil Fawlty from the BBC show Fawlty Towers. Hilarious show.

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  23. Okay, this is not at all what I expected. But now I am even more hooked than I was before. Wow! And the fact that he has feelings adds more conflict. Off to read more.

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