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February 2012

Short Snippet Saturday: Simple Niceties

Having forgotten to post my snippet last week until the day was almost over, I'm back now with a third installment of Short Snippet Saturday. I've chosen scenes that are pretty self-explanatory without giving too much of the story away, so there won't be an introduction for each scene.

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            Rey backed out of the cage, then kneeled beside her once more. Nala rubbed her arms, noticing the chill now that he had moved away.
            "You're cold. Here, take this," he said as he removed the poncho again.
            "No, it is okay," she said.
            "No, it isn't. You're half-starved and freezing. Now please..."
            "No!"
            He frowned, then realized her motive for refusing. "I'm not giving it to you," he said. "I'm just letting you use it for a bit." He unfolded the garment and held it over her, waiting. She nodded, then raised her arms. He dropped it onto her.
            "Better?"
            "Better," she agreed.

Make My Monday Merrier

I try not to be the person who complains every week like clockwork "Ugh, Monday. I hate Mondays". After all, there's more than enough of this to go around, and it doesn't make the Mondayness of the day go away. Yet last Monday I awoke with an overwhelming urge to tell Monday to go take a long hike off a short pier, mainly because despite having a weekend off to relax and catch up on sleep *snort* I just wanted to stay in bed. Just one more hour. Then I had an idea: wouldn't it be great if everything just started later on Mondays?
 
Well, why not? Stores and banks stay open later on certain days so we have more time to take care of our errands. Why not let everything stay closed for an extra hour on Monday morning? Wouldn't it give that crash back into reality a little cushion of comfort? One extra hour to smack the alarm clock and go "Psyche! Not time yet! Mua-ha-ha-ha!" Then we can all get up feeling like we got away with something, starting the day a little more rested and a little less aggravated. Any takers? I'm in.
 
Now about that three-day workweek George Jetson complained about…

Short Snippet Saturday: Friend or Foe?

Welcome to my second installment of Short Snippet Saturday! I can't guarantee I'll post every Saturday, and yes it should have been earlier, but choir duty called and I forgot how long it takes to prepare myself. Still, I'm aiming for consistency for the first few weeks so better late than never. Without further ado, let's drop in on Nala, the main protagonist in my WIP, Fate's Apology.

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            Nala watched the man moving inside the cage as she listened to the monotonous sound of metal scraping against metal. Her muscles were starting to cramp from holding her position, but she dared not give herself away. She wasn't even sure if she wanted him to succeed, possibly being one more foe to fend off. Was he like that? Like the other humans? He called Jaiynder a friend, so they must have something in common. No…he is a prisoner too. He is likely more concerned with his own escape. Still...wait. Don't say anything until…