Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sweet Saturday Samples: Something new

Welcome back to Sweet Saturday Samples! Today we're eavesdropping in the middle of a conversation between Bill Henry and Chico Henderson in my WIP, Spinster's Folly. Chico leads off:

"You got to gather the reins and use the spurs to make the horse run, Henry. I'm knowin' you ain't afeared of a little slip of a gal, nor her pappy, neither. Speak at her."

Bill chewed a mouthful of beans. "I ain't usually a coward, Chico," he said once he'd swallowed it.

"No, you ain't. Not in my experience of you."

"I'm unmanned by the cold she breathes out."

Chico stared at Bill for a while, then swallowed his own mouthful. "It happens. A girl has the power. Howsomeever, you know you're the better man for her, and mayhap she knows it, as well. Tell her you got feelings. Show her you got the grit to be tender."

Bill exhaled a long breath. "It's got to be done. Today's as good as tomorrow." He arose and gripped Chico's shoulder, then left the bunkhouse with long strides.
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9 comments:

  1. Your dialogue is always so wonderful, and today's excerpt is no exception. I can see and hear these cowboys discussing the girl. Good writing.

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  2. I love the dialogue between the two men.

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  3. Thank you, Sandy and Lindsay. Now I have to write the scene following this one. It's going to be hard work getting it right.

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  4. Their dialect is wonderfully done! And I got such a sense of what's at stake here to Bill. Can't wait for that next scene!

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    1. Thanks, Jenna. I'm working on the scene, but it's still coming out rough.

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  5. As always, your dialogue is the BEST, Marsha! Love this.

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! I try.

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  6. "the grit to be tender'. I love that!

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    1. Thanks, Donna. I swear I don't know where these ideas come from, but I'm grateful for them!

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