Have you ever been far from home, swimming in a sea of people you have little in common with? Then, out of the blue, you hear someone say something so familiar, your head turns. It might be a familiar accent, the same as yours, or it might be a saying from your hometown.
This is how Cormac, one of the main characters in Dragons in the Dungeon, finds Nimble, who is a prisoner in the dungeon he is thrown into.
Cursing the guards, Cormac yelled at them, “Take a long walk on a short drawbridge!”
Nimble turned to him and said, “Pier.”
He glared at her, the fire of the fight still blazing in his eyes. Giving her the once over, the fire dwindled. “What?”
“Isn’t it pier? Long walk on a short pier?”
His expression grew curious. “Yeah. But…” He considered her for longer than she’d have liked, then spoke in a calm voice. “Where’d you hear that?”
Cormac questions her further. He’s desperate to find someone from his world without letting the other prisoners know where he’s from.Continue reading “Familiar Sayings From Home”