The Hurrider I Go . . .

. . . the behinder I get.

Today was supposed to be a catch-up day after being out of town since last Friday. Yeah, that didn’t work. And I wasn’t even sure I would get my WIPpet in this week. But, at the last minute, I plunged intoย Emergence Chapter 2 and give you 9 lines for the 29th. ๐Ÿ™‚

Bolin lowered Grumnlin back onto the rock and released his hold on his collar. Even standing to his full height on his perch, the creature came no higher than Bolinโ€™s chest. He met Bolinโ€™s hard stare, thumbs stuck through his belt and his chest puffed out.

โ€œSome day, Lady kill you, lord,โ€ he said, matter of fact, as though telling Bolin the swamp stunk.

โ€œPossibly. But not today. It’s admirable to be so loyal to your mistress. I hope she rewards you well.โ€

โ€œLady make me.โ€

And that’s all I have time for. Don’t forget to visit the other WIPpeteers and show them some love.




  1. Wait… what’s a Grumnlin? WHO’S HIS LADY?!

  2. I have to say, I really love matter-of-fact pronouncements of impending death.

    (Also, I’m about 20% through FoHK now and really enjoying it so far! will keep you posted)

    • Glad to hear you’re enjoying FOHK! That’s always welcome news. ๐Ÿ™‚ Grumnlin is . . . um . . . well, quite the optimist at times. Especially when he’s making death proclamations.

  3. Ooo I so enjoy Grumnlin. So pragmatically obedient! Am feeling your hurridness… Well done posting and keeping us all linked in!

    • He is kind of an interesting fella, isn’t he? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I almost missed posting but didn’t want to let the troops down! I’m hoping by next week to be back on somewhat of an even kilter.

  4. Yay, Grumnlin’s back! Great dialogue and I love the way that Bolin just doesn’t seem to be phased by him.

    • As popular as this little dude is, I may have to give him a bigger role. Or maybe his own little short story. Crap! That sounds like another project, doesn’t it?!!?

  5. I’m so glad Grumnlin’s in this one! I liked their exchange – both so in character.

  6. I have the same questions as Kate, since i’m fairly new to following.

    • Okay. And so you don’t need to go hunting, the answer is, he’s a character from the first book. His “Lady” isn’t quite that, and she is also Bolin’s enemy.

  7. Ah Grumnlin.Does he still drip goo wherever he goes? I seem to recall a time when this fragrant scamp was a mere spear carrier. Now he’s a full- or nearly full-fledged character! And what a charmer.

    • Only nearly full-fledged. His role, at this point, is minor. And yes, still the same goo-dripping lug we’ve come to loathe and despise. Or was that supposed to love and adore?

  8. I like Grumnlin’s “shrug and keep going” personality. It seems that to him, things are what they are and they’re not going to change, so why bother caring? I wonder If Bolin is about to try to change Grumnlin’s mind, or just give in to the temptation to kill him. (It? Does Grumnlin species have official genders, or is the “he” merely for clarity? Hmm…)

    • Grumnlin isn’t so much a member of a species as . . . well . . . a special type of individual. Definitely a him. Very sure of his place and very loyal even though he’s likely wrong on both accounts.

  9. Excellent! Like Emily I’m currently reading FOHK and thoroughly enjoying it. Got about 25% to go. Will let you know what I think. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. Bolin is showing his mettle here… (no more politely subservient to the princes) and a Grumnlin! I love that dialogue.

  12. Ah, Grumnlin. He doesn’t seem to be afraid of Bolin at all…and I’m sure Bolin could take him. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. You sure are energetic and driven…more power to you.

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