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Emissary – #AtoZChallenge


My mission today is to stay away from politics.

My thesaurus was bound to give me at least one difficult word to deal with. The definition of “emissary,” according to Google, is “a person sent on a special mission, usually as a diplomatic representative.” This screams of politics of course, and I really don’t want to talk about politics.

Let’s see what I can pull out of the synonyms to talk about instead: “agent,” “messenger,” oooh “spy,” and  what’s this? “Plenipotentiary” – what’s one of those? Damn. “A person, especially a diplomat, invested with the full power of independent action on behalf of their government, typically in a foreign country.” Okay, so all those are out.

You know what I want an emissary to be? Me. I want to go on a mission to guide you, as a narrator, through my stories. I want to be the messenger for my characters. I want to be their representative. And in a way, that’s what an author is. The agent who relates the tale. The spy who knows all the players’ deepest, darkest secrets.

So there you have it. I hereby rename authors as emissaries. This is my plenipotentiary decree!

Yeah, I’m full of shit.


Allow me to take you on a guided tour through the lives of my characters. It doesn’t cost much – only 99¢! Check out my A to Z Challenge-inspired novelette “All Good Stories.” It’s a romantic comedy about two best friends who belong together – Xavier knows it, but Jupiter has her eye on another guy: a shady character named Bob.

“A short funny tale of two friends” ~ Ritu, 4 stars, Amazon UK review

“Quirky and charming.” ~ Bobby Underwood, #11 top reviewers on Goodreads – 5 stars

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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

18 thoughts on “Emissary – #AtoZChallenge

  1. I much prefer your definition of an emissary, Linda! 🙂


  2. After tonight’s attack on Syria, I doubt any of us will be able to stay away from politics.


  3. Well, I have been called a Heretic… so I think Plenipotentiary sounds better… or Ambassador perhaps?


  4. I love how fancy almost all of that was


  5. I like your definition! I don’t want to talk/hear/read about politics either! I bought your book recently and look forward to reading it in May.
    Finding Eliza


  6. Congratulations on the emissary mission! I didn’t know how you were going to pull that one off! 😉


  7. Look at you … eating dictionaries and pooping out big words lol!!!

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  8. I’d rather hang with you than the official emissaries, any day


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