Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I'm Just Hanging On

After yesterday's Hookers, here are the hangers.

(If you're wondering why I did this on Tuesday, it's because I promised a guest spot for Wednesday to another author and received special dispensation from those wonderful ladies at Falling for Fiction to do so)

1 - I get a crick in my neck and Igor shoots Ben in the arm.

2 - Maybe love does grow.

3 - For some reason I feel excited.

4 - “If I don't get to have sex with Radford there will be hell to pay.”

5 - I went inside but came out again when I heard him fall down the front steps onto the lawn.

6 - Ben really is a lovely man.

7 - Maybe I should tell him that.

8 - His name is Liberace.

9 - Father still hasn't returned from meeting Ben.

10 - Would God tell me if I asked? Maybe I should.

11 - Mother's gone into the kitchen now. What are they doing?

12 - The colonial cruiser arrived just as the ambassador fainted and several shuttles full of marines docked, unloaded their equipment and began to form a cordon around the machine, which was now heading straight for the command centre.

There you have them. Whadya think? Go on, be honest. I promise I won't cry...much.

Adieu

30 comments:

Chloe said...

Love the matter-of-factness of the first one! that's probably my favourite. Number 4 and 5 made me laugh though (hopefully they were meant to?). Number 8 has the air of a reveal...

Martin Willoughby said...

Chloe: It's when Ben tries to put his arm around Mae's shoulder, and laughing is not just encouraged it's an order! If that's alright with you.

Jeannette said...

I like the first two very much. Your style is very rapid-fire. #12 is the exception, and that the was the only sentence I had to re-read! I liked your hooks as well (it was more clear to me that this is science fiction from the hooks). Cheers!

Martin Willoughby said...

Jeanette: The trouble with the final sentences is that they tend to be punchlines. #12 is from a not-quite-finished chapter.

Lisa Shafer said...

Liberace. Now there's someone I hadn't thought about in a dozen years.....

Martin Willoughby said...

Lisa: He's been assigned by God to show a homophobic priest (who has no idea who Liberace is) around Heaven.

defcon said...

Ah, I missed this. Where do all these blog hops come from? (lol)

#1 definitely a hanger. #4 not so much a hanger, but it made me laugh.

Martin Willoughby said...

Defcon: Falling for fiction do them quite a lot. It's also a good follow. Thanks for the input.

Rena said...

I love the juxtaposition of six and seven.

Martin Willoughby said...

Rena: It was a total fluke.

elizabeth seckman said...

I like #2. A lot. It simple, yet beautiful.

Martin Willoughby said...

Elizabeth: Thank you.

Cassie Mae said...

Just like your hookers, these tell a story all by themselves, which is awesome! Love them all, but totally reeling over 5-9 :)

Martin Willoughby said...

Cassie: I hadn't noticed the story part until you mentioned it.

Nancy Thompson said...

This new stalker loves #10 the best!

Martin Willoughby said...

Nancy: Ahh. So that's who's outside my window.

1000th.monkey said...

I love the humour in this voice, especially #1 & #4

Emily R. King said...

1 and 4 top my list!

Martin Willoughby said...

1000: If you're smiling, it's working.

Emily: Shooting and Sex top your list?

Hope Roberson said...

I'm not sure if #4 was meant to be serious or funny, but it has me laughing pretty hard :) Great hangers!

Deana said...

For some reason, "Maybe love does grow," sounds incredibly romantic to me:)

Nick Wilford said...

Really nice, Martin. So Igor's still up to his tricks. #4 is great - I hope it's Carla speaking this line! Radford's Mae's dad if I recall? I also like how 6 and 7 go together.

C.M.Brown said...

Have to say #4. I like others but I am finding it hard to choose.

Martin Willoughby said...

Hope: It was meant to make you laugh. Have another laugh on me.

Deana: It is, it was meant to be, but in the the context, Mae's talking about her parents.

Nick: No, it's Furteen.

CMB: If you're finding it hard to choose, I've done my job (reasonably) well.

Ink in the Book said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one that would choose hanger #2. It is full of hope and romance and what girl isn't a romantic hopeless at heart?
Great hangers:), which made me a follower. So I guess you did your job right!

Martin Willoughby said...

Inky: I've picked up a few blogs to follow too.

Trisha said...

Yep, the first one is totally my favourite. But they're all fun :)

Jenny Morris said...

I like #2. And #4 made me chuckle. Lol. And of course #10 has me back to wondering about God being a character in your book.

Thanks for doing the fest with us!

Kelley Lynn said...

Oh my gosh. STILL laughing about this one:

“If I don't get to have sex with Radford there will be hell to pay.”

Martin Willoughby said...

Trisha: Thankyou for your kind comments, richly deserved though they are. ;)

Jenny: God drops in from time to time to see how the three of them are doing. It's probably one of the rare occasions she gets to put her feet up and relax without people falling at her feet and trying to worship her.

Kelley: She tries.