Saturday, June 01, 2013

Sweet Saturday Samples - June 1, 2013

Welcome back to Sweet Saturday Samples. I'm sharing a scene fragment fro the WIP Gone for a Soldier. Rulon has just asked his sweetheart to marry him. Enjoy!

Mary inhaled quickly, twice, then said, "I saw you talkin' to Papa. What did he say?"

"He gave consent," Rulon began.

Mary cut him off. "Thank the Good Lord!" Mary removed one of her hands from Rulon's grasp to dash the tears from her brimming eyes.

"He was somewhat reluctant, but did not seem inclined to demand a long courtship. He knows our time together is short with war coming upon us."

"Papa can be sensible when he puts his mind to it."

Rulon stroked the hand that Mary had allowed him to keep in his. "Your pa said he spoke to the minister about a ceremony."

She inhaled sharply. "He did?"

"Mr. Moore is available on May 11th. Three whole weeks away!"

"Only three weeks?" Mary shook her hand out of Rulon's and covered her face.

Rulon rocked backward at her strange reaction. "Sweet girl, three weeks is a lifetime to wait."

Mary peeked over her fingers. "Oh Rulon. I have only three weeks to get ready for my wedding day. I wonder what Mama will say?"

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  1. Very interesting. I can't tell if Mary really wants to get married or not. Nice intrigue, I can't wait to read more.

    1. Oh, Mary does want to get married! She has to fight for it, though.

      Thanks for visiting and making a comment, Felicia!

  2. Nice excerpt! I love how the dialogue sounds.

    1. Thank you, Joselyn. I appreciate your visit and comment.

      I'm still in first draft mode, so who knows what will come out of the mouths of my characters by the time I'm completely finished with the final draft? Heh-heh.

  3. Anonymous11:05 AM

    Samples like this make me want to read more! Sounds terrific Marsha!

    1. Thanks, Jodi! I'll keep writing.

  4. Men and women always do look at weddings differently... Good excerpt!

    1. LOL! Yes, they do. Our minds work differently, for sure.

      Thanks for visiting and making a comment, Heather.

  5. So typical! He thinks "Three whole weeks" while she thinks "only three weeks"! But I know she'll pull it off and have a lovely wedding.

    1. She will, Patty. I had fun with this little bit of dialogue, though. Mary is focused on the wedding ceremony, clothing, how to decorate. Rulon can only think about the honeymoon!


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