Welcome to the Untethered Realms edition of Mistress Snark's Tuesday Tea. Afternoon tea is a most civilized British invention – an opportunity to snack with impunity. However, in Mistress Snark's parlor, you never know what might be floating in your tea or what those cute little sandwiches are hiding under the bread.
As full disclosure, any guest appearing here must sign the usual waivers regarding food poisoning, bodily harm caused by Jezebel, random attacks by minions, or permanent brain damage resulting from the questions posed.
Today's guest is Angela Brown, Untethered Realms author of Beacon; Neverlove; Frailties of the Bond, and more. It's so nice to have you here today. Would you like some tea? Or perhaps Jezebel's special punch? I don't know what's in it but it could prove detrimental to your health.
Angela: Mistress Snark! I'm so happy to be here again. I think it's again. My brain seems to know I was here before but the details are rather... fuzzy. I'll take Jezebel's special punch. Did I do that the last time I was here? Oh, nevermind that... the special punch sounds risky and I'm up for an adventure.
Mistress: I’m sure an adventure can be arranged for you. *turns to wink at audience* Speaking of fuzzy, you’re beginning to lose your…well, shall we say, cohesiveness? No reason to be startled. Keep sipping your punch, dear. The effect is rather illuminating. In fact, you’re developing a lovely shade of green glow about you. As an author, how might you incorporate your current condition into a storyline?
Angela: *fans self and starts rocking back and forth* I, uh, wow... is it getting hot in here to you? Or is it just me? This - what's - I don't know what's... I feel enlightened. Lightheaded. Wait! That's it! Light! That reminds me of Beacon because, you know, a beacon is a light. Now that I think about it, I believe there's a scene in Beacon where I might have done something like this to the main character, Macie. I feel so... weird. *giggles then hiccups, then giggles again* Can I have another sip of that punch? That's *hiccup* yummy.
Mistress: Jezebel has topped off your punch…and brought you a straw. Your glass may melt if you attempt to pick it up. Don’t worry; slurping is allowed in the parlor. *signals to someone backstage*
Now then. Let’s plan a little trip for you…before your giggles get out of control. Imagine your luminous, enlightened self floating into the town of New Festus in Beacon. What happens next?
Angela: Angela: *slurps very loudly then burps* Oh dear, please excuse me. What does Jezebel put in this? Oh, wait... I feel so... light. Nevermind, I'm getting *burps again then giggles* off topic. New Festus seems quiet and dark. No one is out. It's past sunset curfew. I gaze up to the broken moon and the lunar cloud that hovers close to it, then down. Oh look *points as if really there* I see a tent in that shadowy part behind the school but it's being, uh, is that a devil spawn attacking someone?
Mistress: Devil spawn are certainly fascinating…as are you. *points to the Geiger counter beeping madly* I’m afraid you’ll have to be escorted out of the parlor for the safety of our gentle audience. Go along with the nice people in the hazmat suits. They’ll try to reduce your radioactive splendor in short order. It was a pleasure having you here today, Angela! Perhaps you’ll brave a return visit in the future…after you’ve recovered.
Angela: Mistress Snark, neither weird colorful glows from my body nor the really weird feeling like I'm about to spontaneously combust from the inside out will keep me from coming back for a visit. But yes, yes, after this *burps, giggles, then rips a long belch* dear me, that was terribly un-ladylike. So sorry. But I'll come back after this pa - pa - *burp, hicccup, hiccup, giggles* passes.
Congratulations, Angela! You’ve earned the Tuesday Tea Survivor badge, suitable for your blog or hanging on the bathroom wall. Go ahead and take it with you.
Angela Brown -Born and raised in Little Rock, AR, Angela now calls Central Texas home. She's a lover of Wild Cherry Pepsi and chocolate/chocolate covered delicious-ness. Steampunk, fantasy and paranormal to contemporary - mostly young adult - fill her growing library of books. Mother to a rambunctious darling girl aptly nicknamed Chipmunk, life stays busy. Her favorite quote keeps her moving: "You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result." ~ Mahatma Gandhi ~ Website
Mark your calendar! March 17th will see author Catherine Stine sitting in Mistress Snark’s parlor, guzzling one of Jezebel’s famous concoctions.