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Mel Odom

Toeing the Wavy Line in Mark Lawrence’s Prince of Thorns

I hate flashbacks.

See? That’s what you do when you want to make a point. You state it, then move on and get to the rest of whatever it is you’re doing.

Case in point, I like to do projects around the house, like carpentry or gardening. Occasionally I’ll have to ask someone for help (because, you know, objects can be heavy, and sometimes there’s stuff I don’t know). All I want is help. Muscle or info. That’s all.

Then whoever is lifting/explaining has to go all wavy-screened Scooby-Doo on me (picture the wavy lines) and say, “I remember this one time…”

[And I’m frozen.]

Series: That Was Awesome! Writers on Writing