#SnippetSunday – As Yet Unnamed WIP (Noir/Vigilante) June 29, 2014
Snippet Sunday is a Facebook group for writers I’ve been privileged enough to have been accepted into.
From the group guidelines;
“Welcome to Snippet Sunday, where writers come together to share a few sentences of their current project–whether it’s a recently released novel, a WIP (work in progress), or an older manuscript that’s being revived. Intended to hook readers, gather feedback and build an author’s fan base, Snippet Sunday is the FB group that does all three.”
My previous snippets have been from my serial noir novella. This one, however, comes from something else entirely. I’ve got a novel in progress. I don’t have a working title as of yet but it’s a vigilante story with noir trappings. Today’s snippet comes from an early scene between my MC and his new psychiatrist.
Here goes nothing… BTW, I’m cheating, posting more than 12 sentences. Life works that way, sometimes.
“I see you’ve kept up your exercise regimen,” she remarked.
“It keeps me sane, so to speak.”
She nodded, looking me full in the face. Her curiosity had not abated.
“Go ahead, Doc,” I said. “You can ask me.”
She flashed a self-deprecating smile, then looked away.
“Is it that obvious?”
“You want to know what I saw, don’t you? Where I went?”
“I’m sure you’re sick of hearing it,” she said. “I’m sorry.”
“Don’t be. It’s not every day you get to talk to an ex-dead guy.”
She placed her hand on my shoulder.
“Perhaps I will,” she said. “Ask you, that is. But not today.”
“Fair enough. See you next week.”
We shook hands, then I turned to leave. She walked me to the door.
“That question,” she said as I turned the knob. “When I do ask it, you’ll answer?”
I smiled at her.
“What do you think?”
Thanks for stopping by…