Thursday, September 1, 2016

Name That Genre #30

TITLE: Secret
GENRE: Adult Secret

Jerril Menkaure crouched outside the locked door her brother had strictly ordered her to stay away from. Her goyle stood in front of her, ears flattened against his head and a ring of cast-iron keys clutched to his chest. In his hard, dark eyes, the reflection of candle flames flickered.

"Come on, G. Hand them over." Jerril's electric blue nail polish gave off little sparks as she reached for the keys.

The goyle spread his leathery wings and hopped backwards, letting out a string of harsh, staccato chirps.

"No, it's not a bad idea."

G's wings unfurled a little further. Careful, Jerril thought. She didn't want to upset him so much he flew off to some distant corner of the castle. "Nothing terrible happened when you used the keys to break me out of my bedroom, did it?"

17 comments:

  1. Fantasy. I'm assuming the 'goyle' here is short for gargoyle? Additionally, her nail polish gave off sparks and the setting of a castle seems to suggest fantasy.

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  2. Fantasy with gargoyles and castles and oh I hope a handsome rake!

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  3. Fantasy
    Gargoyle and castle. I almost went for UF 'cause of the "electric blue nail polish", but the castle threw it into fantasy.

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  4. Fantasy.

    In this opening, the character seems young for an adult protagonist.

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  5. Fantasy. Gargoyle, candles, locked doors, castle.

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  6. Fantasy

    a gargoyle, sparking nail polish, a castle

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  7. Fantasy

    Monsters and a castle

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  8. Fantasy
    We've got a castle, a winged creature she can understand, and nail polish that sparks.

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  9. Fantasy
    We've got a castle, a winged creature she can understand, and nail polish that sparks.

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  10. Fantasy

    Castle, winged creature...def. fantasy

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  11. Fantasy. Goyle, sparking nails, wings, castle.

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  12. FANTASY

    At first I thought URBAN FANTASY because of the mention of nail polish, but a castle isn't generally an urban setting.

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  13. Fantasy.

    Goyle, castle, sparkling nail polish

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  14. Thanks for all the guesses! This is the beginning of my fantasy novel, The Quicksilver Conspiracy.

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