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05 August 2009 @ 04:40 pm
Today's snippet  
So far today, I've written about 2,250 words. I still need to write 1750 more tonight.

In the meantime, here's today's snippet. These are among the moments I enjoy most as a writer. The unexpected conversations that are unplanned by me, but evolve naturally as the characters come alive on the page, and interact with one another, seemingly of their own accord.



If it were anyone else, Sanah wouldn’t have tried it. But she and Nayla were close, love and a familial bond making it easier to reach one another, over all the other minds on this ship. She carefully lowered her shields and reached out for her sister, not telepathically, but emotionally. She wanted to know what state Nayla was in, not what she was thinking.

As it turned out, she got both. Some emotions were so obvious, hearing the thoughts that went with them would be utterly superfluous.

Giddy excitement, nerves accompanied by sexual attraction, and an overriding sense of flirtation. The emotions spiraled through Sanah, making her smile involuntarily, despite an instant sense of personal foreboding. Sanah frowned at Dem.

“Just how young was this man you sent?”

He had to think about it.

“Twenty-eight.”

“Twenty-eight,” she repeated slowly. Nayla was almost seventeen. Dear lord. “I suppose he’s good looking?”

“I suppose.” Dem shrugged, studying her. “Why?”

She shook her head.

“Not very familiar with the ways of teenage girls, are you?”
 
 
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