Sunday, July 6, 2014

Snippet Sunday: As Punctual As Ever

Changing pace from our recent features with our lead characters getting all hot and bothered for a week or two. Here we have Gabriel meeting up with his colleague and friend Terry, a writer and historian. They're on assignment in the Lake District.





                    “Hello there, Terry,” Gabriel greeted his friend.
                    “Hello yourself, you young bastard,” Terry said with a grin, his Scots accent as distinctive as ever. He rose from the chair, extended a hand, and Gabriel shook it, smiling.
                     Gabriel made a show of looking at his watch. “As punctual as ever, I see,” Gabriel remarked, teasing him.
                    “Some of us didn’t have that far to come, so we left late,” Terry replied with a straight face. “Helen sends her love. She’s busy marking papers and terrorizing the second year students. She’ll come down next weekend. Have you eaten?”

7 comments:

  1. Good.... You've got both of their essences in a just a couple of lines.

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  2. Strong dialogue exchange introducing personalities. Well done!

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  3. I love the banter. (I have a friend who is almost never on time.)

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  4. Enjoyed the snippet and the easy banter between the characters. Well done.

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  5. I can hear the Scots accent in the writing. Nicely done, Scarlett and James.

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