Sunday, September 28, 2014

Snippet Sunday: A Flight From Hell

Picking up a bit from where we left off last week in our manuscript, we have Dana's complaints as Gabriel and Chloe pick up her, Olivia, and Rachel at the airport in St. Louis.

"This was the worst flight I've ever been on," Dana said as they all walked through the busy concourse, the flight from New York having had arrived safely.
Chloe laughed. "You say that after every flight." She looked at Gabriel. "Didn't I tell you?" He nodded, smiling.
"I was seated next to a guy who looked like a terrorist and had a voice like Wally Cox."
"Wally--who?" Chloe asked.
Dana shot her a look. "Oh, come on, Chloe--you're not that much younger than me!”
Olivia spoke up. "He was a bit of a character," she confirmed.
"I heard him say something about vomiting," Rachel recalled.
Chloe looked to Gabriel again. He leaned close and whispered, "It's going to be a long night."

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Snippet Sunday: Bad Passengers

Another passage from our manuscript today; this features the point of view of one of our supporting characters, Dana, who is traveling by plane with friends from New York to St. Louis, and has a track record of bad flight experiences...

When they boarded the plane, Dana found her seat was directly behind Olivia and Rachel. She looked at the empty seat next to hers and wondered who would occupy it. Past experience says it will be the most obnoxious SOB the airline has to offer today, she thought. She'd seen the worst of the worst in her travels.
As she looked up, a short, partially bald man with a combover worse than Donald Trump’s—dressed in camo fatigues—came aboard. He spoke to the flight attendant in a high pitched, nasal voice. Bingo, Dana thought. Well, at least he's not a terrorist. But if there were terrorists on board, they’d probably kill him first.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Snippet Sunday: The Odd Couple

Another passage from our manuscript; this has Chloe and Gabriel talking about their friends. Chloe is explaining to him about her best friend Dana.

“When I moved to New York, it was too expensive to live alone at first, so I started looking for a roommate. Dana was looking for one as well.”
Gabriel smiled at the thought. “You and Dana were roommates?”
“For almost three years,” Chloe told him.
“I'll bet that was interesting.”
“It wasn't easy at first. We were like The Odd Couple,” Chloe remembered. “I was Felix and Dana was Oscar.”