They pulled apart when Keefe shouted,
“YOU GUYS HAVE TO SEE THIS!”
They ran to the main room and found Keefe standing under the skylight, holding up Mr. Snuggles like it was a baby lion about to be made king. The sparkly red dragon twinkled almost as much as Keefe’s eyes as he said, “I went in to check on our boy and found him cuddling with THIS!”
“Isn’t that the same dragon Fitz brought to your house that one time?” Dex asked Sophie.
“WHAT?” Keefe shouted. “YOU KNEW AND YOU DIDN’T TELL ME?!”
“Mr. Snuggles wasn’t my secret to share,” Sophie said.
“IT’S NAME IS MR. SNUGGLES?! That is… I can’t even…” Keefe ran back to Fitz’s room shouting, “ARE YOU MISSING YOUR SNUGGLE BUDDY?!”
“Fitz is going to die of embarrassment, you know that, right?” Biana asked.
“I’m gonna give you like famous hollywood couples who have had their names shipped and put together. You use your new spy skills learned in this movie (Kingsman: The Secret Service) to deduce the two celebrities that have this couple name”
I needed to practice more with this program on my computer so I drew my interpretation of Sophie from Max Kirin’s book, A Secret Named Sophie. I’ve been wanting to draw her for a while anyway. ((and Gam but I don’t think I could pull him off…)) This is also a sort of thank you to Max for being so awesome so yeah. Happy Friday.
Here is a simple truth about people: everybody wants something. The trick to a good grift, is figuring out what your mark wants, and then giving them a taste. Not all of it, mind you, just enough to awaken their apetite. Make them believe you can give them what they want. After that, they’re yours.
She’s good at figuring out what people want. It’s a split second judgement, more art than science, and she’s almost never wrong. Even as a young girl, she could sense flawlessly when she should be shy and quiet, or loud and boisterous, when she should be the perfect wonderchild, and when she should be the adorable rascal.
Between this carefully cultured skill, and her parents’ rich heritage, she never wants for anything, but somehow she always wants more. The problem is, she doesn’t know what it is she wants. She can figure out almost everybody around her, but her own desire of life remain an unanswered question.
She begins to grow unhappy with who she is, with playing the little games, being whoever people want her to be.
She’s eighteen and already carrying too many masks, too many different versions of herself.
She’d hoped to make a new start when she went to college. She’s studying Art History, something she really thought she was passionate about, but there’s still something missing. This still isn’t what she wants.
Then one evening she ends up at some rich frat-guy’s party at his parents’ house. Looking around the room she realizes she doesn’t even know anyone there. Then she realizes the flip-side of this - no-one knows her either. And at that moment she decides to change. She slips upstairs, tries a couple of doors until she finds what she’s looking for - a woman’s room. She steals a dress, lets down her hair, readjusts her make-up. When she comes back downstairs, she’s a different woman.
She realizes the difference immediately, in how the crowd parts before her, in the whispers that follow in her wake. She’s become someone else, someone who people stare at, talk about. She likes it. Someone comes up to her, asks her name. She hesitates, but the name comes easily.
Yay, my books finally came in! I got “Tall, Dark Streak of Lightning” by the ever lovely jmrichards, “A Secret Named Sophie” by maxkirin (whose blog is the only thing that actually gets me writing these days), and “Paperwhite” by Catherine Mamo, which is a book of poetry that’s been in my Amazon Wish List for a while now, but I’m pretty sure was written by the mother of morguefaerie (but I am not 100% sure and now I feel bad, but I have the strong feeling Pip had something to do with it.)
*fist pump* BOOKS! (As if I needed more new books in my house; I have nowhere to put them. O.o)
Sophie’s uncle is dead. The letter informed her that Philip Spencer, the man who’d been both friend and guardian, died and left her everything he had.
She doesn’t want to believe that her uncle is dead.
Hoping to find the truth, fifteen year-old Sophie leaves home and takes a train beyond the Smoke-Cities, to Jaycetown. In her heart, she hopes to find her uncle safe and the letter nothing but a cruel joke… except she’s going to find more.
She will enter a mansion she didn’t know existed, and find herself surrounded by photographs of people her uncle never talked about. Worst of all, a strange creature lurks in the darkness— but she can’t turn back.
She is the last piece of the puzzle.
“I leave to you all of my earthly possessions.”
A Secret Named Sophie is available on Kindle & Paperback! If you purchase the physical copy of the book through amazon, you will get the Kindle Edition for FREE :D