Sunday, March 18, 2012

#SixSunday: Virgo (WIP)-Dance Club Scene #9

Last week, Sam worshipped Delilah's musical gift. Today, I am skipping forward a bit more in the dance club scene.

The set-up: Adam has walked away from his turntables to talk to Sam. He calls her "abnormal," and Sam knows the man means it as a high compliment. Sam agrees, saying she's "above average," which Adam scoffs at before asking how much time he has to find a friend in the crowd. Given three minutes, Adam wastes no time leaving the stage. Sam is alone with his thoughts again.


What was normal, anyway? A state of being typical, or having equilibrium, or what? As Sam saw the world, it was populated by things that reasoned and furnished by things that didn’t. Molded, laser-cut, quality-controlled-to-be-identical things were either precise or flawed, so there wasn’t a normal. Or trailer park ghettos sandwiched between gentrified industrial towers for young professionals and suburban cul-de-sacs overrun by kids and DIY landscapers...all were normal to someone.

And speaking of people…there were eight billion unique humans all walking, crawling, or rolling their ways from birth to death with the commonality between them being that they were all aberrations from some unqualified normal.


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38 comments:

  1. I love the elevated vocabulary here. Sam must be one smart--and thoughtful--cookie. I especially like this sentence: "Or trailer park ghettos sandwiched between gentrified industrial towers for young professionals and suburban cul-de-sacs overrun by kids and DIY landscapers...all were normal to someone."

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  2. As Sam saw the world, it was populated by things that reasoned and furnished by things that didn’t.

    I'm not sure Sam is right about the first part, but I like this line. And I like him.

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    1. I'm not sure he's right about the first part either. Living with Delilah has given Sam a skewed perspective on "reasoning."

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  3. Great snippet, Wendy--thanks for sharing! I love her introspection here; it reveals so much about her. I don't agree about things being either flawed or perfect, but I do on the lack of "normal"--everything, anything, is normal to someone, right? Great lines, and great writing, too. Thanks!

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  4. Love the introspection and break down of "normal". Really awesome! :-)

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  5. Beautifully written....really enjoyed reading your six :)

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  6. Interesting thoughts about the meaning of 'normal'.

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  7. This is tight, witty writing, and it's fun to read. I'm *really* impressed with your style!

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    1. Thank you Sarah! That means a lot!

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  8. Great voice! I really enjoyed your six :)

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  9. I enjoyed Sam's point of view! Great six. :)

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  10. Amazing six! Especially loved the last two sentences:-)

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  11. Love this six! I'm a fan of Sam and can't wait for more!!!

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  12. Indeed, what IS normal? Love his introspection here! Great 6!

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  13. Wow, this girl is getting philosophical at that dance club! Good job.

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    1. Thanks, Skye! He really doesn't have much else to do at the time.

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  14. Unique and special. Thanks so much.

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  15. Very nice six! It reminded me of the bumper sticker I used to have taped to my computer, in the era of the big, heavy desktop, "Why Be Normal?," with the N inverted to look like the Russian letter for I.

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  16. Congratulations on the book contract! Definitely a character with some intriguing thoughts, especially considering the setting!

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  17. Sometimes we forget how unique we each are. :)

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