Sunday, April 22, 2012

#SixSunday: Virgo (WIP) #14

Last week, Sam ran into an old acquaintance at a casino. This was due in part to his not wanting to go home. Delilah is in a weird mood, and Sam doesn't want to pick up where they left off. This week's six is the beginning of their conversation.

Set up: When Sam woke up, he heard bass-heavy techno music. He follows it out the living room where he finds Delilah running on her treadmill. She keeps a rigid schedule to cope with her Asperger's and "running" is locked in at 10 am. It's just after 7, and the change concerns him. He knows better than to interrupt her, so he waits until she's done.


“What?” Delilah snapped.

“I’m sorry?” Sam asked, failing to hold back his indignance.

“You’ve been staring at me for twenty-three minutes.” He glanced at his watch, which read 7:44 am. “You don’t find me attractive, so you haven’t been picturing me naked, so…what?”

That was in the top ten of silliest things she had ever said.

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20 comments:

  1. I love it when characters have thoughts they meant to keep to themselves fly out their mouth. I'm not so thrilled when the same thing happens to me.

    Nice six!

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  2. I love how he checks his watch to see if the time matches. He's surprised by her. ;-) love it.

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  3. Looks like this is gonna get very ugly very fast. Poor Sam.

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  4. Silly, hmmm? Does that mean she's wrong? I'd love to find out!

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  5. Great interaction and you effortlessly pull in her Asperger traits...

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  6. So many things to like about this excerpt - I was instantly hooked! Great snippet!

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  7. LOL! That woman is a *character* and a half. *grins* Always an honor to see myself mentioned here. Thank you!

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  8. I love it! A great six. You drew me right in and I want more! I want to know the response to that!

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  9. Guess he doesn't want to come out and say she's off schedule.

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  10. Great 6! Love her snarkiness, and really want to know what he says to that!

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  11. Way to catch poor Sam off-guard! Wonder how he's going to respond?

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  12. It may be a silly thing to say but she needs to know. :)

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  14. Oh, I bet she doesn't know what she's talking about. LOL Fun six, Wendy, and thanks so much for the mention! :)

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  15. Ah, does it bother her that he doesn't find her attractive?

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