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Saturday, May 9, 2020

#WeWriWa ~ THE SPY: C'mon, sweetie, let's go home #sfr


Each weekend, the Weekend Writing Warriors share an 8 - 10 sentence snippet. Be sure to visit the other authors. You can find them here.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers and those who are like mothers. 
I'm sharing snippets from The Spy: An Outer Rim Novel. It's the 4th book in my series featuring strong women on the frontier of space. 

Because this is a work in progress, suggestions are greatly appreciated. Please excuse the creative punctuation, necessary to keep this within the guidelines. The chatty taxi driver with the loud "Hawaiian" shirt is back, and he caught up with Genna outside headquarters. Last week, he tried to get her to tell him why she wants him to go away.

“So, what is it?” He snapped his fingers, “I know, I’m Chellian—you don’t like us—that’s racial discrimination, you know.”
She stopped and fisted her hands on her hips, “I am not a racist, I don’t care where you’re from or who you are—you talk too much.”
“Oh,” That seemed to stump him, “Okay, I won’t talk, promise. I can take you wherever you want to go, and I promise to keep quiet,” He made a zipping motion across his lips.
Not only was he being a nuisance, he attracted attention—several people along the walkway glanced from the driver of the cruising vehicle to her, then a fashionable Bricaldian fem sidled around Genna and tried to open the door.
“Off duty,” The driver grinned and added a shoulder shrug, “The missus and me had a spat. C’mon, sweetie, get in so we can go home.”
The fem arched a haughty eyebrow at her and backed away, “You are disturbing others.”
“C’mon, honey, get in.”
With pursed lips and narrowed eyes, Genna yanked the door open and slid inside, “Are you satisfied?”




As we continue to stay home or practice safe distancing and wear masks, we adapt to our new normal. I hope you stay safe, too.


33 comments:

  1. Well he finally got her in the car. lol

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    1. She does need transportation back to spaceport.

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  2. Oooooh, I don't know. What is he up to. Seems like he might just be a weird-ball... But those are the kind that get ya later when your guard is down lol

    I am so enjoying this story. :-)

    Happy Mother's Day, Diane!

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    1. Thanks for telling me you enjoy the story. I'm so encouraged by everyone's comments. I've been stalled on the ending and now because of the comments, I'm going to get back to it.

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  3. I suspect it'll take more than this to satisfy him.

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  4. Charmaine Gordon May 10, 2020 at 8:a.m.
    In a way, he has a lot of charm. I'm looking forward for romance-I bet.

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    1. He is a character, all right. (pun intended)

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  5. Well, you have to sort of admire this guy's persistence lol. Great job, Diane! Happy mother's day! :)

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  6. Definitely something else going on here. He wants her and only her in his cab. But why? Great snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Jenna. No spoiler, but there is something else going on.

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  7. Somehow I doubt whether he really can zip his lip, the guy seems like a talker!

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  8. What a great way to get what he wants! Happy Mom's Day, Di!!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. Back at ya! He's determined, that's for sure.

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  9. uh, oh. Now she's stuck with him. Hope he's less creepy than he seems.

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    1. She does have skills, if she wants to use them.

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  10. Fun scene. I think there's a lot more to this driver than we know but i'll keep my suspicions to myself LOL. Loved the snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Veronica. You are probably right. Thanks for not giving anything away.

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  11. I forgot to add this to my earlier comment: we just relaxed the rules on wewriwa. I wrote about it on my 8sunday post this week. Participants will no longer have to change punctuation or write run-on sentences to stay within wewriwa guidelines. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Teresa. I added a comment about this on your post.

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  12. I don't trust him at all. Very intrigued to find out exactly what he wants from her.

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    1. Thanks, Jess. I guess you'll have to wait to find out.

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  13. Interesting and fun scene. Looking forward to what's next. Still a bit on edge about this guy.

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  14. Just catching up and this is the first snippet I've read of this story - first impression is that she's going to end up on an adventure with him! Karysa Faire

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  15. I hope he's trustworthy and not a load of trouble (which really it's what I'm inclined to believe). Great snippet, I want to see where this goes!

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  16. What a cool idea, Diane: Weekend Writing Warriors. Your snippet pulls a reader in! All the best to you as you write your story.

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