Today is Writer’s Quote Wednesday hosted by Colleen from Silver Threading
I am quoting the author of The Crater Lake Series, Francis Guenette. I was visiting her blog the other day and read this quote which she wrote and I had to share it, because it is insightful and makes complete sense to me.
“We owe our characters something that no one else can give them. So, learn the rules, read the advice and then throw it all away and listen to those voices in your head.”
I thought I’d post a small excerpt from my book, The Fall of Lilith which demonstrates some of my character’s personality traits.
“We should consume it.” Lilith licked her bottom lip.
“What? You cannot mean . . . ” Gadreel could not bring herself to say the words.
“We need nourishment to survive,” Lilith said. “The small animal’s carcass can provide us with a substantial amount of food.”
Samael stared at her, openmouthed. “But Lilith, consuming animal flesh is surely forbidden.”
“Why?” Lilith asked, without hesitation. “The rules we lived by in Heaven no longer exist here on Earth. We are different creatures now, and we make our own rules.”
“In Heaven we ate fruit and vegetables on occasion for the pleasure of it,” Gadreel’s said. “I understand that on Earth we need sustenance to survive, but we were taught in Heaven that animals should be cherished.”
“You forget we are no longer in Heaven.” Lilith stared at her. “We rule over these animals now and we shall do what we please with them.”
She strutted to the small camel’s carcass and lifted it from the ground. The large camel snapped at her several times, and finally latched onto one of her wings with its large teeth and held on tight.
Gadreel and Samael watched in horror as Lilith willed her serpent form and then struck the animal with her tail until the camel finally surrendered and retreated.
Lilith placed the stiff little calf on its back upon a flat surface of the cave. Her nails grew into sharp talons as they had in the jungle. She ripped the calf’s soft underbelly open and began to gorge on its insides.
Samael toddled toward her. Dark blood ran along the sides of Lilith’s mouth, and her neck and hands were coated in it.
“Are you enjoying that?” Gadreel became nauseated and dizzy watching her eat.
“No. It is revolting, but it fills my belly, and it strengthens me.”