Saturday, August 24, 2013

Who is that Rock?


Joining other writers who are posting 8 lines from their work in process, this is an excerpt from my  novel,  Dance the Dream Awake. You can find other writers participating and their work by clicking on Weekend Writing Warriors.



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After breakfast, I took out the sketches I’d made and worked on creating a painting while the hours slipped away. Isabella came early to tidy up and worked quietly, careful not to disturb me.

When I finally took a break in the early afternoon, she came and stood behind me. “May I see, SeƱora?”

“Please, call me Tessa.

“Is very nice. Who is una viejecita?”

“What old woman?” I asked as I squinted at my painting of rocks at the seashore.

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9 comments:

Adrienne deWolfe said...

Oh, I LOVED the zinger at the end! Great touch of humor! :-)

Keep that great writing coming!

Hugs,
Adrienne
http://WritingNovelsThatSell.com

Millie Burns said...

Nice to meet you. Who did she paint into her scene? Sounds kind of spooky!

Cora said...

Thanks for the comment and appreciation.

Cora said...

A little apprehension that is building. . .

Cara Bristol said...

Oh, cool. I did not expect this.

Teresa Cypher said...

Nice little mystery. Now I want to know who the old woman is! Good 8, Cora! :-)

Veronica Scott said...

Ooh, fascinating. The ending sentence left me kind of shivery inagoodway and definitely wanting to read more. Terrific snippet!

Mike Schulenberg said...

I enjoyed the snippet. Nice job building a little mystery in such a short space.

Linda said...

Hum interesting difference of perception between your characters.