Roundup: What happened in July? Honesty time.
Another week, another Snippet from Surrogate Hunted.
My word of the day is sludge… head sludge to be more exact. A rather vicious sinus infection managed to sneak up on me this week, (Friday morning, to be exact) and we’re currently engaged in a battle for cranial dominance. It’s not going down without a fight, but I have Cipro, ibuprofen, soup, Vicks, and a box of tissues all on my side.
The Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook is “for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).”
This week’s Rainbowsnippet* comes from Chapter Five and is titled “Snack Bowl” for reasons that will be obvious when you read. This snippet is devoted to world/species building and you’ll meet Etain’s eldest daughter, ten-year-old Analeigh. The length goes a little above snippet ideal, but so goes it. I like to complete the thought at hand.
“Put the snack bowl back, Ana.”
Say hello to the cover for Surrogate: Traditions, the third novel in the Surrogate Series. I might tweak it a bit more, but I might not. I rather like it as it stands.
That said, this WIPpet comes from the same novel.
Here’s my WIPpet math: 7/26/2017
19+26+1+7 = 53 x 7 = 371 words from Chapter Five “141 Hours Before” with enough added to finish the scene (twenty words, thereabouts)
The setup: One of Etain’s daughter’s is soon to return from Etain’s home world, Gno’, where she has undergone her final transition surgery, (yes, she’s transgender) but Etain’s eldest daughter, Analeigh, has left after an argument, leaving Etain to round up her other daughters, who have just returned from an overnight survival training trip with Stra. Stra, however, has her own plans.
Warning: strong sexual innuendo
“Later, Mom.” Analeigh slammed the apartment door closed but not before Etain saw her obligatory guard take step behind her.
Well, at least she has that. But Etain didn’t have the opportunity to think more about it. Time to go. “Come along, everyone!” She called upstairs. “Stephany and Pala will be landing soon!”
My father speaks in Mayberry metaphors
Quotes from earlier days
“The secret is oregano.”
“Nip it in the bud!”
All crises solved
In thirty minutes
And two commercial breaks
Wow! Just, wow! Thank you, Sophie @ Sophie’s Corner for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award! What’s the Versatile Blogger Award, you ask. Here’s what the Versatile Blog Website says about itself:
“When you consider nominating a fellow blogger for the Versatile Blogger Award, consider the quality of the writing, the uniqueness of the subjects covered, the level of love displayed in the words on the virtual page. Or, of course, the quality of the photographs and the level of love displayed in the taking of them.
“Honor those bloggers who bring something special to your life whether every day or only now and then.
“And, have fun!”
Love displayed in the words. Awww. That pulls my heartstrings. Thank you, Sophie. I am very passionate about my writing and am overjoyed when someone recognizes it across the void of cyberland.
Now, I must do four things before I can display the Versatile Blogger Award on my website, so here goes.