Friday, April 27, 2012 | By: Angela Brown

Letter "X" - Xenogamy

Calm down.  I know you're a bit surprised I've - ahem - impressed my will upon you so that you are here in hell with me.  I'm not detaining you for long.  Some of you will be returning on a more permanent basis anyway so get familiar with the surroundings.  And yes, I love the flames and fire.  Brimstone, not so much.

You should know that what my Harvestor and his lady love are doing is wrong.
Dead wrong.

Neither Cleansers or Harvestors are supposed to love.  Makes for bad soul collecting business.  My soul devouring suffers.  I get angry and do things.  You guys suffer, as the several people who died in that apartment fire found out.

Plus, a Cleanser and a Harvestor - ugh, I can't even say that word.  Sharing in that ridiculous "L" emotion is akin to xenogamy.  Then they'll cross pollinate with each other making little Cleanser-Harvestor offspring that I probably won't have free access to.  So you see, me breaking them apart and devouring Abby's soul is good for everyone.  You get that right?

Well, I'll take your wide-eyed stare as a sign of understanding.  You are dismissed****

I think Drakar just tried to rationalize what he is doing.  Unbelievable!!!!

34 comments:

Nadja Notariani said...

Love the addition of humor - and narrator's thoughts/summary at the end of each installment. Two more letters...!!??

Angela Brown said...

True...nearing the end for the challenge, but not for Abby and Basil's story.

J.L. Campbell said...

Angela, you rock,
And no, I definitely do not want even want to think about being in that place on anything near a permanent basis. :)

LD Masterson said...

Um, it's really difficult having come into Abby and Basil's story as late as I did. I obviously need to go back to the beginning and catch up.

I've left an award for you on my blog. Please stop by when you have a chance.

Amy Saia said...

He sounds very cold and clinical. Wouldn't want him coming after me!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Not buying it dude!

Raelyn Barclay said...

I'm with Alex...Not buying it dude. But I gotta say I love the addition of humor Angela. Big Bad's with a sense of humor, the more off color the better, just make my reader heart hum :)

Candylynn Fite said...

Quite full of himself. Love the thought of little "Cleanser-Harvestor offspring". I say, hands off to him!

Tara Tyler said...

love the new look! and the sassy scene!

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, J.L. And NO, neither do I. I can think of lots of places I'd rather be on a permanent bases and in the pits of hell does not make the list.

Angela Brown said...

Thank you for the award. Will stop on over :-)

To make catching up on Abby and Basil's story a little easy, I've added a page at the top so you can click it. All the post links gathered in one spot so you can go one by one at your leisure.

Angela Brown said...

Throw in a maggot or the scent of death and you have Drakar.

Angela Brown said...

Good for you, Alex. All he has are lame excuses.

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Raelyn. As bad as Drakar is, it was interesting to put this post together showing something slightly different...though he's still just a bad dude.

Angela Cothran said...

Cross pollinate :) That made me laugh.

Angela Brown said...

You know, I wonder what it would be like to have some powers from heaven and some powers from hell wrapped up in a little innocent thing?

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Tara. Drakar is a mess. The new blog look is growing on me.

Angela Brown said...

Yeah, Drakar can work out some ridiculous thoughts.

Susan Oloier said...

I am most impressed by how you wove an "X" word into today's post. Not so impressed by how truly evil Drakar is. I hope he gets what's coming to him.

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

That Drakar - can't leave him alone for a minute! Now I have to go look up xenogamy, which is maybe related to monogamy, but maybe not :)

M Pax said...

I can understand his repulsion. lol Great excerpt and very creative use of X.

Angela Brown said...

Thank you, Susan. Drakar thinks he has this whole thing wrapped up with the smug way he tried to rationalize his actions, but we'll see how things go for him in NEVERLOVE.

Angela Brown said...

LOL!! Xenogamy refers to cross-pollinating in the plant world but Drakar sees humans as little more than a salad buffet of souls so he used it regarding Harvestors and Cleansers.

Angela Brown said...

Thank you, M Pax.

Cate Masters said...

And he almost had me convinced! :) Loved it.

Clarissa Draper said...

Sounds like he wants to find love.

mshatch said...

I just love the voice. And I think Clarissa may have a point...

Miranda Hardy said...

I kind of like him. He's quirky and rude. lol

Teresa Cypher said...

Oh, this looks like something I will have to take the time to read--after just two more letters. :-)

Leigh Covington said...

So cool! I love it. I'm almost convinced too!

Tyrean Martinson said...

I'm not buying his line . . . but he certainly has the whole "justification" thing down pat.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Justification seems to be his great gift! But sometimes justification is just lying to ourselves! Thanks for visiting my post today, Roland

Shelley Munro said...

Typical. Trying to make out he's rational. Loved the bit about cross pollination.

Leslie Rose said...

Oh, no he didn't! No fair using wit to distract us from hating you, Drakar.

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