Writing Glitch #386

Today’s glitch:

Spell out numbers: one hundred twenty-five, not 125.

After the introductory phrase, the word order of the first sentence is kinda wonky… The next male in his bloodline’s soul? I didn’t know bloodlines had souls, nor that those souls could be comprised of people. *shakes head* Anyway, I changed the word order so the sentence says what it’s supposed to. I also broke up the second sentence into two for flow and clarity.

One hundred twenty-five years ago, an ancestor of yours traded the soul of the next male in his bloodline to Lucifer for untold power. A son is yet to be born. Lucifer is sick of waiting and wants your infant daughter.

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About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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