4.02.2013

Bella

This month I am participating in the April A-Z Challenge! My theme for the month is ‘character development.’ Some days will be exercises from John Gardner’s The Art of Fiction, others will be profiles of characters from my book Armageddon: Pick Your Plot, and some will just be random characters I make up. I hope you enjoy!

She stretches, extending limbs to toy with sunbeams. Tail flicks at the edge of shadow, daring it to move closer, to remove her warmth. A favorite plaything, Shadow reminds her that things can disappear. Sometimes the chase is worth leaving her favorite spot. Bella kneads at the carpet, catching fibers with her nails. Languid eyes close and she rests, waiting for Shadow’s next move.

32 comments:

  1. Tina Downey8:18 AM

    Me thinks cat...used to have them growing up. Found out I'm highly allergic. Now we have fish ;-)

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  2. Lovely feline descriptions.

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  3. Katie Eggeman11:48 AM

    That is a cat for you. It is hard for them to leave there sunny spot for a shadow.

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  4. Adriana Dascalu12:29 PM

    yet another great piece to demonstrate character development!

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  5. Damn cool! How you manage to tell such a story in so little words? Guess I will give it a try during the A-Z challenge.

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  6. Following from the A to Z Challenge. Our cat, Whiskers, likes to lie on top of the couch and let her tail hang down over the back. When one of the puppies dares to come along and take a run at it, she slaps at them with her paw. Sneaky kitty!

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  7. Hi Ayjay. Thanks for stopping by my blog today.
    Great piece! In my mind's eye, I could see Bella's every move...

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  9. Great post and many thanks for your comment. What I'd your game book called? I would love to read it.

    Stuart at www.lloydofgamebooks.com

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  10. Heather Gardner2:58 PM

    Very cute. My cats follow the sunbeam all around the house. HMG

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  11. Kellie Netherwood5:21 PM

    Great post and reminds me of my neighbour's cat!!

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  12. An intimate snapshot of a loyal friend: beautiful ;-)

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  13. Hmmmm. I'm thinking Cat? What a great theme. :)

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  14. Ida Chiavaro6:15 AM

    I wonder if it was my bella that came to visit you - sadly she plays in the shadows all the time now :)

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  15. Aww. Well I hope I let you think fondly of her for a moment!

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  16. Yup, it's a kitty. Glad you liked it!

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  17. Your neighbor's cat must have quite a bit of personality!

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  18. That's how it works, right? They're so cute.

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  19. Nope, it's a quirk of Disqus. Sometimes things disappear for a bit..

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  20. That is very sneaky! I love it when dogs and cats play together. It's so.. anti-stereotypical :)

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  21. Indeed it is. But shadows are fun to play with!

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  22. I'm actually pretty allergic as well. I had a dream about that last night, in fact..

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