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Geoffrey Verdegast


The Savour of J'nea


Brain of bone,
Heart of stone,
Demeanour of thistle,
ice, and gristle.

Submitted: Monday, July 01, 2013
Edited: Thursday, July 25, 2013
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From Chapter 18 of my novel, 'Of Staves and Sigmas, ' Wagner and Balgor are waiting in the palaestra food line, trading insults with their snarky friend, J'nea, who typically holds her own with them - much to their dismay. It is never revealed if the poem - uttered by Wagner to describe J'nea's mien - is an impromptu utterance or whether the men made it up beforehand, although some of their dialogue would suggest the latter.

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