Friday, March 29, 2013

Let's have a change of scenery for my fourth week of blog hopping

Welcome to the Friday BoomerLit Blog Hop. 

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 I'll be traveling next week and may not have easy access to the internet, but don't count me out for next week just yet. In today's snippet, we'll leave poor Jackson in Las Vegas while his internet friends are on a cruise around South America.  Angela and Bodine have a port stop in Rio where they will have a bus excursion to see the city.  Angela's friend Laura, who happens to be in Rio as well, has finally answered Angela's phone call.


“What time do you think you’ll be at the statue...you know, Christ the Redeemer?” Laura was still being abrupt.

“I don’t know, and I don’t think the guide can tell us," Angela said. "There are twenty-some buses leaving the port in a minute...I need to get on bus number eight. They’re doing variations of the same tour, and the guides change the order of their stops to avoid having traffic jams with too many buses arriving at the same place at the same time.”

Then Laura said, “I tell you what. Look for me near the statue. You’ll see me.”

“It’s a good thing I got a recent picture of you, or I would never be able to recognize you. I’m wearing a red baseball cap from Finland. How will I find you?”

“Cap from Finland?”
“Don’t ask...but how...?”
“Don’t worry...you’ll see me,” Laura insisted.

Bodine was getting antsy. He liked to be one of the first ones on the bus so they could get a seat near the back door. Angela had to run to catch up.

TELL THEM I DIED is available as an ebook or in print from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords and others. You can find direct links on my website:

http://www.sarahweathersby.com/books

11 comments:

Kathleen Valentine said...

Good snippet. Nice writing and intriguing characters. Thanks!

Shelley Lieber said...

Believable dialog! Nicely done.

Michael Murphy said...

Have a great trip next week. Thanks for sharing another great excerpt before you go.

Frances Pergamo said...

This is my first week checking out the Friday Boomer Lit Blog Hop...so I had to catch up on previous posts. Nice work, Sarah! This week's snippet set a mood of travel angst in only a few lines. Love it!

John Klawitter said...

By Zeus, I wish I knew how to write about relationships as smoothly as you do.

mutinousboomer said...

As always, nicely done, Sarah! Intriguing...

lynnschneiderbooks.com said...

Good dialogue. It is very natural, and the characters believable. Look forward to more.

Sandy Nachlinger said...

Why is Laura so certain Angela will be able to find her? Is she wearing some unusual clothing? Is she carrying a banner? Can't wait to find out what makes her stand out.

saraphen said...

Thanks for all your comments. I'll have to catch up with my hopping tonight.

Claude Nougat said...

Lively dialogue - makes one want to read more, well done!

D.R. Shoultz said...

Sarah, great dialogue. The interaction flows so naturally. Have a good and safe week traveling. I'm off for a while, as well.