Exit the Scoundrel #Friday Fictioneers


Photo Credit@ Jean L. Hays

Exit the Scoundrel

by Tracey Delaplain

Restless sleep and endless revisions fueled the writer’s annoyance. Mr. Edwards, a minor nondescript character, had disappeared halfway through chapter 13, leaving her with a plot hole, an angry cast and a throbbing headache.

“Your coffee ma’am.  A charming man in a cloak sent this over. He said to tell the lady that he rather liked playing the scoundrel, so you’re to protect your dreams tonight.”

Finger on the delete button she replied, “I will not negotiate with a literary terrorist.”

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41 responses to “Exit the Scoundrel #Friday Fictioneers

  1. Dear Tracey,

    One has to be careful of literary terrorists. Stand your ground, Sistah! But what of Mr. Edwards?
    Fun read.



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  2. A literary terrorist!
    I love it!

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  3. I’ll bet it hurts to get poked right in the delete button. 🙂

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  4. Very entertaining.
    But always remember to Save before Delete, you might change your mind later.

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  5. Literary terrorist – wonderful image. I’ve met one or two. Happy New Year, Tracey!

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  6. I love the way this was written.
    I presume she’s interacting with her characters right?

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  7. Oh, that Mr Edwards. He’s out and about and looking for trouble!

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  8. Nicely done, especially liked the notion of a ‘literary terrorist’.
    Happy New Year!


  9. Awww! She could never delete Mr. Edwards! He may leave holes in her plot but is fodder for Friday Fictioneers!
    Happy New Year, Tracey!

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  10. Literary terrorist — I love it! Great spin on the writer’s experience with our characters. They really do get uppity sometimes, don’t they?

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  11. I think he’s already out there in Friday Fiction land – too late to delete and he knows it! What a tease he is!

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  12. what a charming story. truly enjoyed it. 🙂

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  13. Fun, enjoyable read! 🙂

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  14. I think no delete will ever help against a literary terrorist..

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  15. Nice one. Write him in and give him a painful death. Enjoy the coffee.

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  16. I’ve got some characters taking over a story right now. When I started the piece, I thought it might go 2,500 words. Now, I’m pretty sure it will run twice that–maybe longer. Fortunately, their not creating any plot holes, so I just let them run free like a bunch of wild mountain goats.

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  17. I hope she gets her flow back quickly and puts the cloaked villain in his rightful place. Great story – I like your Mr Edwards pieces.

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  18. Hilarious, Tracey. Literary terrorist and he even wore a cape. She’s brave. I think I might be wary of sleeping that night. Well done. 😀 — Suzanne


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