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?”


  1. I've always liked this scene!

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

  3. Strong dialogue exchange introducing personalities. Well done!

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

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

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