Sunday, 28 April 2013

Sunday Snippet

Another eight sentences from my work in progress 'Irish Inheritance' for the Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday.
Guy and Jenna have met at Dublin airport and are sharing a cab, but neither yet knows the other is the co-inheritor of a legacy and a house in Ireland.
This is in Guy’s POV.
Jenna laughed and splayed her fingers to push her long dark hair back from her face. For some reason, the movement was incredibly sexy, and he experienced a momentary urge to run his fingers through her hair, exactly as she’d done. He had a vision of her wavy hair spread on a pillow…
Cool it, Guy. You’ve only just met this girl - and she’s an actress.
He glanced through the cab window to divert his mind from the still painful memory of the way Suzie had dumped him when she went to L.A. “So do you have any recommendations about what I should see while I’m here in Dublin? I’m hoping to have a couple of free days after I’ve sorted out some legal matters.”
The River Liffey in Dublin
Many thanks to everyone who visits each Sunday, and for your encouraging comments.
Here's my first (very rough!) draft of the 'blurb' for 'Irish Inheritance' for those of you who want to know more about this story:
English actress Jenna Sutton and American artist Guy Sinclair first meet when they jointly inherit a house on the west coast of Ireland. Curious about their unknown benefactress and why they are both considered as 'family', they gradually work out their links to the original owners of the house. At the same time as they are uncovering a nineteenth century love story, they struggle against their mutual attraction to each other. The two lovers in the past were destined not to have a happy ending, and it seems the same thing will happen to their two descendants - or will it?
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  1. Somethings going happening in Dublin soon, I can feel it... legal matters?? Oh oh. A long black haired vixen.

  2. Very good. You let us know about his feeling and background in eight. Terrific!

  3. I loved your picture - my brother used to live in a flat on the corner near the Law Courts.
    I enjoyed your 8. I learned a lot about why your male MC might hesitate about becoming involved.

  4. So things are still going well but I just have a feeling there must be big bumps ahead! Enjoying the story, another excellent excerpt!

  5. I really like how you get so much info into a short space. And it's stuff we need to know, so kudos for that -it's not always easy to work that stuff in believably.

  6. Oh no, I smell fabulous conflict coming between these two. I'm looking forward to it. :)

  7. Wonder how long it will take them to discover they're in Dublin for the same reason?

  8. Looking forward to read it :) kind of repeating myself!

  9. Not a vixen, Michael, but things will start happening soon!

    Thanks, Charmaine :-)

    Elaine - your brother will obviously know Dublin better than I do! Lucky him, living there!

    Veronica - there are some minor bumps first, but then some big ones!

    Thanks, owllady - I usually try to bring in the 'back story' in short snippets!

    S.J. - they'll get along well - to begin with!

    Soon, Sue - very soon!

  10. Claudia, you snuck in there while I was writing my other replies! Hope it will live up to expectations when you do finally read it all!

  11. Oooh, nice way to get them hooked, Paula. Fun snippet. :)

  12. Thanks, Siobhan, they'll be seeing quite a lot of each other in the next few days!

  13. Nice snippet, Paula! And I love the blurb--great story premise. :-)

  14. Thanks, Teresa. It's a story with several different strands (which I'm still trying to weave together!)

  15. I can't wait for them to find out who the other one is.