Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sweet Saturday Sample: Spinster's Folly again

Welcome back to Sweet Saturday Samples!

Here's a snippet from a newly written scene for Spinster's Folly:

Rod put his hand on her shoulder, hesitantly, she thought, and she covered it with her own.

"The fault don't lie with you, Julie," he said quietly, his voice a bit rough around the edges, as though he had forgotten how to use it to express tenderness. "Marie's been acting a tad off of late. Something has gone amiss, and I never paid heed."

Julia turned, still holding Rod's hand under hers as she pivoted to face him. His countenance twisted in a grimace of pain.

"She bears an air of fright," he continued at a low volume. "Resolute, but frightened of something." He paused, but then merely exhaled and pressed his lips together, his jaw thrust forward.
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5 comments:

  1. So, what is she frightened of? I want to know. Good snippet!

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  2. You've done a wonderful job of giving Rod his own unique voice. Good writing.

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  3. "...his voice a bit rough around the edges, as though he had forgotten how to use it to express tenderness..." Oh, how I LOVE this! Wonderful excerpt!

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  4. He's got a clear character voice. That's some good characterization.

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  5. Now I need to know what scared her! Great sample as always!

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