Over the suckling sound of their reunion of mouths, I could hear him murmur effusive platitudes such as this: “I’ve missed you, sweet Francine, like the blushing rose misses the damp dew of spring’s kisses.” Even as I winced at his overwrought sentiments, I knew there would be trouble if a gentlemen were discovered in a young lady’s chambers without proper chaperonage. I didn’t qualify and fervently wished for invisibility as I pressed my shoulder blades into the flocked wallpaper. No such luck. He released Miss Frothinglips, retaining possession of her posterior and genially asked, “Have you told her yet?”
Rather than read each individual drabble, you can go to this page which has links to all the complete previous chapters. For easier reading, once I have posted all 30 drabbles, I repost the entire chapter in 3,000 words.
how do you think up your adjectives and adverbs? they really do make the story that much more exciting!
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Funny you should mention that, fondles, because I had a fairly recent conversation with my editor about the ‘modern’ aversion to adjectives and adverbs in prose. To me, I like using them to create — as you say — excitement and action in words. I don’t think them up as much as listen to what the characters are doing. It’s a way to bring more life to the story.