Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Letter "P" - Patience

Patience is a virtue most Harvestors lack.  Probably the reason I excelled as the best of Drakar's soul collectors.  After doling my soul over to him for a quick fix to my ego issue only to have my life snuffed from me too soon, I realized the importance of patience.

So I sat outside the cathedral, resting on a bench.  Scriptures, invisible to the human eye, wove around and about the building and nearby cobblestones like a force field against my kind, keeping me from coming any closer.

Abby was a Cleanser.  But she was MY Abby.  My heart craved her.

Just a short walk across the stones stood the coffee shop.  This church had to be her base of operation.  I needed to see her.  I just had to be patient.

As it often did, my patience paid off.  She stepped through the double-doors, halting my heart.  Instead of the cleansing blue robes worn by other Cleansers, she chose cleansing fire, a scarlet robe.  The same worn by the Cleanser who'd stolen my twenty souls from me.  Most of us nicknamed this Cleanser Red Riding Hood, except she didn't fall victim to the wolves of hell, she vanquished them with earnest.  I chuckled at the irony.  I would fall in love with the very best Cleanser.*****

Now that he's found her, what will Basil do?  How will Abby react to seeing him?

33 comments:

  1. Seriously, Angela, you write crazy good. Such a way with words. I hope you're working on a novel because you've got the chops.

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    1. Thank you so much, Cathy. Your positive encouragement means more than I can ever really express. I have a few works in progress and look forward to turning this blog opera into a novella or a novel.

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  2. I agree whole-heartedly with Cathy, Angela. You've got a lovely writing style. Get that novel finished, edited, and published! ;}

    And I hope this whole A-Z Challenge has a happy ending for Basil and Abby...really.

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    1. Well, we'll all find out together. I still have a few more letters to finish :-)

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  3. Love this. One of the reasons I love Larissa Ione's writing is because she pairs impossible H/H. You're doing the same with Basil and Abby...kudos!

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    1. Thanks, Raelyn. Although I wasn't thrilled with the way Romeo and Juliet ended, you know, that whole tragic kill ourselves bit (so painful how that came about too), I ADORED the theme of star-crossed lovers...even to this day. I suppose Abby and Basil are a sort of "cropping up" of that part of me.

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  4. Now that sounds like a match made in purgatory! This is excellent. I find myself wanting to know more about their story. Great job!

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    1. Thanks, Heather. I'm looking into turning this blog opera into a little more.

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  5. Writing is like running a tap.The water runs strong and clear - but you gotta keep at it else the water trickles and then dries up.

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    1. Very true, Mike. And I hope to keep my tap running for as long as possible.

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    2. Wow, you ask the perfect questions at the end. Yes, what will happen when they meet?

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  6. Good post. I was kind of hoping you'd pick Publishness. I LOVE that word!!!

    I'm a new follower via the A to Z. Nice to meet you, Angela.

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    1. Nice to meet you as well. Although I didn't pick Publishness as a subject for P, you've given me a great post topic for after the A to Z blogging challenge is over.

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  7. Now that's a fitting word for the day. Lots of stuff seems to be trying mine. Yeah. Definitely a virtue. :)

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    1. On no, David. So sorry things are pushing at that patience button. Hoping nothing pushes too hard :-)

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  8. That scarlet robe is heart stopping! Great post. :)

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    1. Thank you, Lydia. Very glad you enjoyed it.

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  9. Wonderful post. I hope this is more than a teaser and you're fleshing this story out. Loved it.

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    2. It started as just a writing theme for the A to Z blogging challenge. But I've got some wonderful responses to the posts, so I'm going to see if I can turn this into either a novella or a novel.

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  10. I could feel his need while he waited. He has way more patience than I. Great story, Angela.

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    1. He certainly has much more than I have. But I'm working on it, day by day.

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  11. I wouldn't have that much patience. I try, but lack the virtue at times.

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    1. I so know where you are coming from, Ciara. :-)

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  12. My heart was palpitating as he waited and then when he saw her. I'm having a blast reading this. I'm feeling a little Romeo and Juliet vibe here.

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    1. Yes, I've always been fascinated by the star-crossed lovers theme.

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  13. ooooo! quite a connection! nice job =)
    wonder what he will do!

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    1. The letters will tell, especially as we're winding down.

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  14. An exciting reunion intrigues me to tune in and see what happens next! Great "P" post, Angela!

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  15. Yes, now what? By now I kinda know that Harvestors and Cleansers are enemies. What a quandary!

    J.C. Martin
    A to Z Blogger

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  16. YES! I'm so excited he decided to look for her.. I love it that they are supposed to be enemies!!! hehe!!!

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