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Saturday, June 13, 2020

#WeWriWa ~ THE SPY: Table For One? #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.

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. The chatty transport driver has stopped at a restaurant, despite Genna's objections.

She didn’t hold the door behind her, but when she didn’t hear the closure, she knew he’d caught it. She told the hostess a table for one.
“Hi, Bella,” he said to the hostess. “Your mom around?”
She grinned at him. “Not today. Come back tomorrow, and she’ll be here.”

The driver slung his arm around Genna’s shoulders. Since she was taller, he let his hand slide down her back until it rested at her waist. “Table for two, Bella.”

That was ten, now here's a little more:

“I said one,” Genna snapped.
“Aw, c’mon, sweetie.” He squeezed. “Don’t be mad. I told you I was sorry.”
Bella glanced at them and hesitated.
Genna dithered. What should she do? Twist away from his hand sliding down to her hip and make a scene or acquiesce?
In her hesitation, the Chellian driver said, “Table for two, Bella.”

How was your week? Thanks to your encouraging comments, I'm back working on this project. On the homefront, I'm enjoying the lessening of the COVID quarantine. Still not going out much, but we had dinner with our DIL and the 3 little ones, whom I've missed a lot. Next week, ta da, I'm getting a haircut. Can it get much better than that?

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  1. I always get a kick reading your snippets, my friend.

  2. This chap has mastered the art of rolling right over people's objections and reservations.

  3. This guy sure has a lot of nerve. I wonder what it is that he wants.

  4. I cannot wait to find out what this guy wants! He's just a bit too smooth to just be trying to pick her up. Great snippet!

  5. OOOh - I hope she stomps on him.

  6. This guy is extremely creepy! He'd better have a darned good excuse, or get a serious come-uppance!

  7. I have to admit I'm not sure why she's putting up with him. He seems to have hijacked her mission before she even got started.

  8. I think it's going to be a table for two LOL. Enjoying the story, still have my theory of what's going on here and can't wait to read more! Great snippet.

  9. Table for two it is. lol Enjoying these snippets.

  10. He doesn't give up, does he? I still hope he's one of the good guys.

  11. You are writing him as such a smooth character. I swear I can picture him! lol


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