Friday 21 October 2011

SFF Saturday - Oct 22

It's SFF Saturday again.

Here is another snippet from the recently released sequel in the Lancaster trilogy called The Master Key, published by Champagne Books.

Today, we see Josie (from her POV again) prepping for a "mission."  She's speaking with her good friend Trudi and their thoughts on their spouses, and, well, men in general.

“I’d like to rip John’s face off right now. How dare he speak to me like that—like I’m some silly little kid that doesn’t know any better.” I muttered under my breath. I could feel John’s glower burn the back of my neck, making it itch. “I need to know if this girl is my niece, you know what I mean?”
“Of course. Connection—bonding. The need to be a unit. You see, men don’t get it. It’s because they don’t have a uterus.”
Trudi’s comment brought me out of the prickly red haze I’d been in. I let out a howl of a laugh, which caused Simon to raise his head up and frown suspiciously. A quick glance at John told me he was burning a hole in the floor with his eyes, his lips were non-existent; the furrow between his brows deep enough to look like a ravine.

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  1. Hah! So that's the reason?

    I know this isn't your first time on SFFsat, but I would like to welcome you to the group. It's good to have you on board.

  2. 'the furrow between his brows deep enough to look like a ravine' - great description.

  3. I really like this snippet, T.

  4. Love the uterus line...great snippet overall! :-)

  5. Fun snippet. We all loved the uterus line, but I don't think John did *grin*

  6. Thanks everyone for stopping by, and I'm glad you enjoyed the snippet. I have to say, out of all the scenes I wrote, the conflict/confrontation/arguments were the most enjoyable. And yeh, the uterus line was classic...thanks to my sister-in-law who used to say that ages ago when explaining to men why men didn't 'get it'. It usually shut them up instantly. For some reason, men don't like to picture stuff like uteruses.