Saturday, June 11, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday: Not Another Bard's Tale 5

In this last excerpt from Not Another Bard's Tale, Ed, the Evil Overlord in disguise, has infiltrated the motley band of heros as they travel to his keep in the hopes of defeating him. Harold, the bard, has just finished a rather disparaging song about evil overlords getting killed by heros which Ed took a bit of offense to.

Harold said, "Usually the ones not loved by their mommies, some deep emotional childhood scar that twists them, bad grades in school and hanging out with the wrong crowd, that sort of thing.”

Ed’s mouth hung open and when he finally gathered the wherewithal to close it, he sputtered, “That’s not how it is at all, I’ll have you know.”

Bruce gave him an odd look. “You some sort of expert on evil overlords, Ed?”

Ed gritted his teeth and continued on his way. “Just seems like with a man so evil as Darkious Maximus, Evil Overlord Extraordinaire and Master of the Nine Darknesses, would be carved of deeper stuff than your typical evil overlord material.”

If you've enjoyed Not Another Bard's Tale, you might also enjoy my short story, The Employer, which is available in the The First Line.

Check out other fabulous SSS excerpts here.

12 comments:

  1. Love it! When are you going to have this draft ready for critiquing? *hint hint - wanna read more*

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  2. Thanks! I ran some of it it through a private queue a year or so ago. There are some dry parts to spice up and a few ending chapters to complete but it will make its way to back crit land one of these days.

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  3. Wow, you just have to be seriously evil with a title like that. Love it.

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  4. LOL...Lemme guess...he's evil? Sorry for the Buffy reference there, but I can't get it out of my head after reading your six. ::grins:: Great job.

    Best,
    Allure Van Sanz

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  5. Hee! I love stories that play with these kinds of things, and this sounds really funny!

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  6. LOL. I like the psychoanalysis of the evil overlords.

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  7. lol, 'Darkious Maximus'! Great snippet!

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  8. LOVE the title! Life is better with a little evil.

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  9. Love this: "Evil Overlord Extraordinaire and Master of the Nine Darknesses..."

    Nine darknesses?! So cool.

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  10. One darkness just isn't evil enough. ;)

    Thanks for all the comments everyone!

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  11. LMAO! That is hands down the best name for an evil overlord I've ever seen. Awsome.

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  12. Thanks, Fred. It was born out of the idea that I had to write 50,000 words in a month so what better way to do that than give one of the main characters a really long name and have him demand that everyone use the full thing every time they addressed him? :D

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