Sunday, April 6, 2014

Snippet Sunday: No Room at the Inn?

This week's Snippet is from my Toni Collins romantic comedy, Ms. Maxwell and Son (soon to be an ebook). It's the story of divorced mother-to-be Katie Maxwell, a cartoonist, her scruffy musician neighbor, Jack Spangler, and his toilet-flushing cockatoo, Sam. In this scene, Katie and Jack have just met. She's in labor and needs a ride to the hospital in a snowstorm....




Katie nodded. "Right. After all, Mary and Joseph did make it to Bethlehem on a burro," she reminded herself aloud.

"A donkey," Jack corrected, opening the door for her.

She slid inside, then looked up at him. "What?"

"A donkey. They used a donkey," he told her, tossing her overnight case into the back seat.

She shrugged. "An ass is an ass," she said.

22 comments:

  1. She's quick that Katie :) I often wish I could think of fast comebacks in certain situations Norma, instead of after the event when there's no one around to hear :)

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  2. You wrote this? I think I read this! In fact, I think I've read several of your Silhouettes, going by the image on your "Take my Books" page. Too cool!

    I remember that excellent last line---it became something of a catchphrase for a while. :D

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    1. I don't recall if I read it, but I remember seeing it on my mom's coffee table -- will have to see if she still has it!

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  3. @ William: I knew you'd like it!

    @ Grace: Believe me, there's a lot to be said for not being TOO quick. Things jump off my tongue before I can stop them sometimes....

    @ PT: Thank you!

    @ Cheryl: Thanks--I don't get called cute very often!

    @ Sarah: You've made my day--thank you so much!

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  4. @ Hilary: That's what I was going for!

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  5. @ Linda: She's in active labor. She's going through all kinds of extreme emotions. Pissed could definitely be in the mix.

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  6. Very cute snippet! Love the characters you described--cartoonist, scruffy musician and toilet flushing cockatoo!

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  7. You got me with the toilet flushing cockatoo!! Take care
    x

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  8. Ooh, he might take that wrong and take her to Bellvue instead!

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  9. @ Evie: Hah! That would be a good one!

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  10. Loved the metaphor!

    Hugs and chocolate!

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