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Sally Kilpatrick

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Sally Kilpatrick writes southern fiction full of small towns and big hearts. She is a two-time Maggie Award of Excellence finalist, a Golden Heart® finalist, a Book Buyer’s Best finalist, and a National Readers’ Choice Awards triple finalist. Her next novel, Bless Her Heart, will be released on Halloween and explores what happens when a preacher’s wife decides to sample the Seven Deadly Sins. Sally lives with her husband and two children in Marietta, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. Visit her author website at sallykilpatrick.com or follow her on Twitter as @SuperWriterMom.

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Sally Kilpatrick Much Ado About Nothing
Act 5, Scene 5
An epilogue that gives us but a brief glimpse at the honeymoon of Beatrice and Benedick.

Crow caws and a dog answer…more
Much Ado About Nothing
Act 5, Scene 5
An epilogue that gives us but a brief glimpse at the honeymoon of Beatrice and Benedick.

Crow caws and a dog answers.

BEATRICE: Soft! What sound is that beyond our marriage bed?

BENEDICK: (leans out window and pulls up a cage with a crow) ‘Tis as you requested, your dog barking at a crow. Marked I well when you said it.

BEATRICE: Said I such a thing? Thou speakest of another Beatrice. Say you love me so we may return to our Scotch jig.

BENEDICK: Troth, I cannot.

BEATRICE: Ah, the cinquepace so soon? Or perchance your potent regiment hath retreated?

BENEDICK: (sputters)

BEATRICE: Your bauble broken? Your needle lacking thread?

BENEDICK: Woman, I have an abundance of thread. Say you love me first, my Lady Disdain.

BEATRICE: That name of old? O sweet Benedick. God give me patience.

BENEDICK: God give you patience! May He grant me more. I fancy a journey to the Netherlands. Now say it.

BEATRICE: Nay.

BENEDICK: (assaults her with kisses)

BEATRICE: {sighs) I fear *I* have caught the Benedick. By my troth, I love thee.

BENEDICK: And I love thee at least ‘til Claudio hangs me up at the door of a brothel house for the sign of blind Cupid.

BEATRICE: What?

BENEDICK: Fret not. He is with his Hero. (sings as he takes her hand to kiss it) Sigh not so, but let them go.

BEATRICE: And be I blithe and bonny?

BENEDICK: (kisses her knuckles and starts working his way up her arm) Aye.

BEATRICE: (sighs anyway, but happily) Hey nonny nonny.

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Sally Kilpatrick When I first started writing, writer's block was scary. The longer I wrote the more I realized writing is like a maze: if you're stuck, you messed up …moreWhen I first started writing, writer's block was scary. The longer I wrote the more I realized writing is like a maze: if you're stuck, you messed up somewhere earlier which has caused you to hit a dead end. I will ruthlessly cut whole chunks of text and put it in a "Scrap Metal" document. That way I can come back to what I cut just in case I really did need it, but I can back up to the spot where I felt confident and start again. Rarely do I take something from the scrap metal file. Other than that? I may or may not do a fair amount of cussing and whining to my critique partners and husband, all of whom are saints for putting up with me. I hear tell Joshilyn Jackson has a Firefly phase. I tried that out, and binge-watching Joss Whedon is mostly beneficial, although you get to the point where you sigh and say, "I could never write like that!"(less)
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I'm still struggling over how to balance equanimity with how enlightenment also shows you injustice, but whatever. Meditation is completely new to me so...miles to go before I sleep.
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I really liked this one. One, the NOLA setting never hurts. Two, I liked Cyrus and the mystery element. Three, I liked how both Soren and Nora had to face some problems within the church.
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Lovely pictures of often hauntingly forgotten churches. I was a little disconcerted by how the author pointed out Confederate veterans, but otherwise quite an enjoyable read.
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Mia McKimmy Thanks for adding me to your list, Sally. Look forward to seeing you at the GRW meeting next week.


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