Love Battles #Glass Lovers

Rage darkened Miguel’s green eyes; his blood was boiling; bible in one hand, sword in the other, breathing heavily, determined not to let his Spanish Armada be sunk the second time.

Ha! And by whom? By a Frenchman?!

Wasn’t Jacques supposed to spend his entire life just alluring the other sex?

Oh, how wrong all of us were to judge Jacques like that!

And how dearly we were to pay for that facile, juvenile judgement of ours.

Steely blue eyes, coat of arms engraved on his shield, Jacques was relentlessly fighting to conquer only one heart; the heart of the woman who Miguel loved.

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Both of them reduced me to a war trophy.

In the cozy, beautifully tiled hacienda, darkness broke loose.

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From the manuscript Glass Lovers

 

15 thoughts on “Love Battles #Glass Lovers

  1. The time of action in this excerpt from the manuscript seems to be now in the past. The romantic images of men are fatally linked to the mystical female image, but it is only a “war trophy”. The voice of the narrator, who is present not only as an observer, but also has a decisive voice especially at the end of the story, remains a strong impression. What will be the whole novel? It can only be eagerly awaited by the good readers.
    Thank you for sharing!

     
    1. My dear B, as always I am very grateful for your wonderful comments! You understood correctly. The eternal, legendary battle. No, she’s not only a war trophy. But, on a blog the space is always “limited”. Thank you for reading!

       
  2. Love Battles

    Last*

    The tongue slips
    over the grayish-blue
    edge
    of a Catalonian knife.
    Salt.
    Tambours bang.
    Me or him.
    The dark dance starts.
    A step
    … a jump.
    The night –
    an award for death.
    A red dress –
    survival.
    Curse eternal –
    Carmen.
    Corrida – ever.
    The knife stabs in the back
    and the crowd cries
    ‘More’.
    Breath, breath – the edge
    squeals…

    *‘Ultimo! (Spanish)

     
    1. Wow! Beautiful poem. The battle of the knights superbly versed. The setting is miraculous. What a poem!

       
      1. My dear B, before I look at the clip, I just want to let you know that WordPress may block it very soon. Yes, there is a clear association. However, sounds and colors are deeper and more powerful in your poem. As I noted there is more magic in your piece. That is not to say that I am not going to use magic in my book. However, as a novelist I always need “more space”. Thank you again for being so generous and for taking the time to read my posts!

         
      2. I absolutely love Flamengo and Lorca! Your space is just “your space”. I can continue the conversation forever. This is my heart!

         

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