The Old Shelter

Dieselpunk Roaring Twenties. Sarah Zama's Author Blog

8 Sentence Sunday on Dieselpunks #4

dieselpunkssquarelogoWhile Sinéad’s part of story starts off with the story itself, right away, Michael and Blood’s part of story is more of a gradual easing into their lives and the way they live, the way they feel, the way they perceive the world around them.

This snippet is from chapter 3, where we meet other people in the two men’s life. I enjoyed writing this chapter because, while in chapter one they appear more like the kind of the hero, here they appear in their everyday life, which gave me room to portray different aspects of their personalities.

Hope you enjoy it.

“So the job was gone,” Susie said without raising her gaze from the food she was preparing.

Blood sighed, dropped his gaze one moment, bear-hugged her from behind and rocked her. She let him do it, never raising her head or pausing in her work, and Michael could read her mind on her face: if they had the job, that would be the first thing Blood would tell her.

“Don’t worry, babe. We’ll find one.” Blood rested his chin on her shoulder.

She didn’t look up, she didn’t stop chopping away. “I’m not worried. I was just thinking.” She gathered the vegetables on the blade of the chopper and dropped them in the pan, unsettling the oil to a hard fry.

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Did you enjoy my snippet?

If you didn’t, I’m sorry (shed one tear), I’ll try better next time, so don’t give up on me.

If you did, here’s a few things you might want to do.

  1. If you are a dieselpunk or steampunk writer, you might want to join the 8 Sentence Sunday on Dieselpunks ‘challenge’.  Head over to Dieselpunks, sigh up and look for the 8 Sentence Sunday on Dieselpunks thread. And join the fun!
  2. If you are a dieselpunk or steampunk writer and you have a blog, you might want to post eight sentence from your work on Sunday and share it. Make sure to leave a link in the comment box below and I’ll be sure to visit.
  3. If you are a historical writer and you have a story or more sent in the Twenties too, you might want to post eight sentence from your work on Sunday and share it. Make sure to leave a link in the comment box below and I’ll be sure to visit.
  4. If you are a dieselpunk or steampunk writer, or if you are a historical writer writing in a Twenties setting or if you are just a reader, by all means leave a comment below. I’ll never oppose to that.

 

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