Sunday, November 24, 2013

Snippets of Story: October and November

'Tis time once again for Snippets of Story, hosted by Katie at Whisperings of the Pen. These particular Snippets come from all over the map, so to speak—they're from several different projects,  and were produced anytime between early October and last night (late last night, to be precise):

At this juncture Lloyd became aware that Cousin Zoe had uncurled herself at his elbow rather like a cat, or a caterpillar. Before he had grasped the appropriate simile she spoke.
~ Based on a True Story 


At the head of the column the captain was inspecting the territory below with field-glasses, his neck stretched forward a little as if that would help bring his object into better focus.
~ "Skirmish at McKendrick's"
 

Branches impeded their path, reached out at them like the prickly fingers of silent adversaries surrounding them.
~ "Skirmish at McKendrick's"
 


She stopped in the doorway and came back. "Oh, Uncle Timothy, I forgot to tell you—cook has given notice."

"What for?"

"I think she said something about 'irregularities.'"

Peggy had a very good vocabulary. What cook had really said was a long speech without stopping for breath about houses where meals were never eaten at the same time twice in a week and had to be warmed over so many times of an evening that they couldn't hardly be called meals at all.
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3 comments:

Hannah Scheele said...

haha I love the last one. I totally feel for the cook!

Kelsey Bryant said...

Intriguing lines! The first and last made me smile and they all use great imagery.

Katelyn Sabelko said...

"Branches impeded their path, reached out at them like the prickly fingers of silent adversaries surrounding them."

I loved all your snippets--they grasped my attention and did not disappoint--but this was my favorite. I love the imagery. I can envision the path and atmosphere perfectly.

Lovely work. I'm a fan. ^.^