Diana’s Sunday Snippet – 4/14/19 – Shattered Dreams
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Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warrior blog hop where writers share an 8-10 sentence snippet of their writing, published or unpublished.
My snippet this week comes from the first novella in a series of seven, Shattered Dreams. Drafts for #2 and #3 have been written. The last four plotted out. My plan is to start publishing them by the end of the year. What’s fun is that the characters come in and out of each other’s stories, as they should as one or both of the couples went to school together and all remain in the same community. Oh, and there is a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle that is pulled out of the lake in #1 with a mystery surrounding it.
As a waitress, Shelley is in the diner’s freezer, having propped the door open with a brick. She stumbles, exclaiming out loud, and in the next instant, Mason is there beside her asking if she’s alright. She’s startled, bumping into him, which tips over a bucket of pickles that moves the brick, which seals them in darkness.
Shelley heard him moving around. “Where are you?”
“Smile so I can see you.”
Shelley chuckled, unable to help herself. So like Mason to joke when there was a problem.
She heard him moving. “What are you doing?”
“Let’s pretend we’re blind, and we’ll talk with our hands.”
“We are blind. It’s dark, remember? Besides, I can’t see your hands.”
“That’s the point. We can use the braille method.”
Karen Michelle Nutt
April 15, 2019 @ 10:48 pm
Mason made me chuckle. Great snippet.
April 15, 2019 @ 10:57 pm
April 15, 2019 @ 4:59 pm
Enjoyed their conversation!
April 15, 2019 @ 10:57 pm
April 15, 2019 @ 12:46 pm
Cute! I like him. A man who can laugh in a bad situation gets points from me. Good snippet.
April 15, 2019 @ 1:01 pm
Thanks, Diane. I find myself chuckling every time I read their banter.
April 14, 2019 @ 11:17 pm
Sounds like an interesting conversation! Should be fun to see where their fingers go. 😉
April 14, 2019 @ 11:29 pm
April 14, 2019 @ 10:14 pm
He not only jokes when there’s a problem, he flirts, too! This scene sound cute and funny . . . and perhaps soon-to-be romantic?
April 14, 2019 @ 11:13 pm
April 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Outstanding snippet. Thanks.
April 14, 2019 @ 4:40 pm
I always look forward to your comments, Nancy. 🙂 I’m always doing a LOL to your LOL. 🙂
April 14, 2019 @ 3:09 pm
Feel you way . . . LOL! Pretty good in a crisis there guy! Of course, he sees it as an opportunity long overdue. At least they can stay warm (if she cooperates) and won’t starve before they’re discovered . . . not too soon, I hope!
April 14, 2019 @ 2:17 pm
I love the sequence of events here and then the banter…great snippet!
April 14, 2019 @ 4:41 pm
April 14, 2019 @ 1:29 pm
Mason is a card, it seems. LOL They seem good together as friends, or more than friends. Will look forward to more of their dilemma next week. 🙂
April 14, 2019 @ 4:39 pm
Yes, definitely more than friends…