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Friday, January 28, 2011

The 99th Page Blogfest!

It's time for the Blogfest!  Thanks to Alicia and Riz for getting me into this...I'm not sure how this is going to work, if it even will at all...HTML is a pain in the ass, and I don't know if the link below will even work:

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That's a linkup for other bloggers to get involved.  You can also go to "Slice of the Blog Pie," Leesh's site to find out more. Now, for the instructions I pirated from Leesh:

"When reading this page and all the others, you should focus and answer the following three questions:

1. Would you turn to page 100?
2. Why or why not?
3. Based on what you read, how likely would you buy the book?

In true Page 99 test fashion, I'm giving you anything about the story except the genre."

This is from the first book of "The Outcast Society" trilogy, subtitled, "The Way We Are."


            A huge paw came out, but Miya felt Tomo’s grip as a polite, rather than strong one.  “Good to meet you, Miya,” he said, his voice loud due to the noise all around, “welcome.”
            Miya thanked him as Ryu said, “Tomo’s gonna blow those poseurs away, isn’t that right?”
            “Hey,” Tomo replied with a laugh, “that’s my cousin up there on guitar!  But yeah, I know; they’re just getting started, they’ll get better with time.  By the way, Miya,” he added, “I can play just about anything, so don’t be afraid to ask.  No need to bribe, either; if you’re one of Ryu’s friends, you’re one of mine.”
            As Tomo headed for the booth, Kani explained, “Tomo makes a lot on tips to play requests.”
            “I see.”  Miya was quite content to sit and watch the band from here, especially as Kani was with her.  Once Black Death had finished (to polite applause and a few cheers from their more devoted fans), Tomo started out with a thundering track by Mussolini Headkick, but then overlaid what sounded like hip-hop scratching from another record that was all drums.
            “If you could see Tomo up there,” Yoshi told him, “you’d be amazed.  He does crazy stuff.”
            The dance floor was now filling up as the star of the club was on, and Miya soon found herself back on the floor, right across from Kani.  There wasn’t much space as more dancers crowded on, and Miya didn’t see anyone else in the flashing lights.  She reached out, and she and Kani caught each other by the arms.  Miya pulled her closer, and that was good enough for her.


I await your thoughts, and answers...


  1. Mussonlini Headkick... Oh, Christ, brilliant!

    Yep, I'd read the next page (but then, I've read your other manuscript, so I know something good is coming).

  2. This is totally cute, I'd probably read on.

  3. Lots of characters to get sorted out in short bit, but seems interesting enough to keep going. Good job.

  4. The writing feels effortless. I'm curious about Tomo and the direction of the plot.

    I don't have a sense of where it's heading yet,or the central conflict. But then, it's just one page!

    I'd read on!

  5. Thank you all...actually, Miya is the main character in the story series. Tomo is a minor character at the start, but he figures well throughout the series. I really appreciate everyone's thoughts and criticisms!

  6. Very solid page 99. Of course, no clue what's going to happen, but I would definitely read on. Thanks for participating, Tory!

  7. This is an interesting page 99-- a lot going on, but I'd read on to find out just what this world is all about!!!