Thursday, September 1, 2016

Name That Genre #17

TITLE: SECRET
GENRE: MG SECRET

As she watched the road leading to the castle, Princess Seraphina Violet Augusta, known as Violet, leaned was thinking about words she liked—peregrine, ripple, moonbeam, savory—how they rolled smoothly around her mouth, while words like duty, needlepoint, stringent and quadrille, were sharp and hard like stones. During history lessons, she’d been trying to compose a poem to help remember Lavonia’s royal lineage, but it was impossible to rhyme Adelfred with anything.

The north tower bell began to ring. Violet ignored it. St. Dumplegarter the Thespian’s Traveling Players were coming and she wanted to be the first to see them.

If her older sister Lily had with her, they would have been competing to see who could spot the players first. Eagle-eyed Lily would win, as she almost always did. Rose, the youngest, would never willingly climb to the top of a tower as it involved exercise and heights, both of which made her shudder.

14 comments:

  1. Fantasy

    The MC is a princess and Lavonia’s royal lineage. (Psst, I think the first sentences of the first and third paragraph are missing words.)

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  2. Fantasy--princess, Thespian's Traveling Players, royal lineage, etc. all make me think this.

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  3. Fantasy

    Princesses, a tower, traveling players.

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  4. Fantasy. Castle, princess, Traveling Thespians.

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  5. Fantasy. princess, names like Dumplegarter that wouldn't fit in a history book about 16th century Germany, France, or England. You seem to have missing words, for example St. Dumplegarer (and?) the Thespian's Traveling Players... anonymous (Sherry)

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  6. Fantasy

    Castle, princess, unfamiliar history and names.

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  7. Fantasy. Castle, princess, different words.

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  8. Fantasy.

    There's a castle and a princess and fictional names. I'll be honest, the first line threw me off because it sounded overly pompous. But I'm not sure just from the excerpt -- is that Violet's characterisation? *shrugs* that's just my impression!

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  9. Fantasy because of the princesses, castle, and apparently fictional setting.

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  10. Fantasy it is! Thanks to everyone for their comments.

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