Status: 2 more rejections, but still optimistic
What I'm listening to: "Just Dance" by Lady GaGa (my daughter & friends want to dance)
stygian - [stij-ee-uhn] - adjective
1. of or pertaining to the river Styx or to Hades.
2. dark or gloomy.
3. infernal; hellish.
She stared into the stygian depths of her captor's eyes, praying he wouldn't notice her straining at her bonds as she berated herself. Never trust a good-looking man offering you water with a lemon in it! How many times had her mother drilled that into her? Normal men never do stuff like that; it was a dead giveaway.