Thursday, July 23, 2009
Eyes Like Stars - Part IV
In the last installment of our peek into Lisa Mantchev's EYES LIKE STARS, we find the fairies rallied around their creator, in various stages of ... well, see for yourself.
Mustardseed: Why, I want to know, are we wearing tea strainers on our heads?
Lisa: You are going into battle. (sounds of duct tape attaching silverware-armor to the fairies' limbs.)
Moth: (peering at his gauntlets, made of pocket watch bits) Against whom?
Lisa: The demons from Prophecy of the Sisters. You're going to fight them. To the death.
Peaseblossom: I... don't think I like the sound of that.
Lisa: (more duct tape sounds) Sure you do! You can jab at them with toothpick swords, and the winners will get spectacular prizes.
Cobweb: What kind of prizes?
Lisa: All sorts of fabulous shiny things, but you'll mostly like the candy. Pop Rocks and Airheads... Peaseblossom will like all the glittery makeup--
Mustardseed: Makeup schmakeup... what if we PERISH?
Lisa: Then you go to some sort of fairy Valhalla, no doubt, and gorge eternally on cake.
(Silence a moment, then four-part harmony)
Fairies: BRING ON THE BATTLE!
To help the fairies win their battle (and to win the totally rocking, shiny prize package for yourself!) go to the contest site and get the details. Also, hie thyself to thy nearest bookstore and pick up a copy of Eyes Like Stars (which already went into its second print run during it's debut week!).