Saturday, October 29, 2016

Let's go paintballing ~ SNIPPET SUNDAY, Oct. 29-30, 2016

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I'm sharing snippets from HYPHEMA, my second EMS novel. The hero in HYPHEMA was first introduced in Final Sin as the heroine's ambulance partner and best friend.

Matt Garratti, a paramedic from New York, moves his wife and son to North Carolina to work at his dream job as a flight medic. Pakistani born Sudah, his wife, receives frosty stares and insensitive comments from their new neighbors… Matt wonders if he is pursuing his dream or bringing his family into a nightmare from which they may never wake.

Matt and his co-workers talk at a get together, it will be the first time Matt's new co-workers will be meeting his wife.

Creative editing (a.k.a. condensed to fit) alert!    

“Hey guys,” Frankie spoke up, “how’z about some paintball this weekend, it’ll be a good chance for Matt and his wife to meet the crowd.”
"Ginny and I won't be able to make it, sorry guys, her folks are coming down," Big John waved off the beginnings of a protest, "but you four go ahead; besides this way we can save the best for last, Ginny and I will meet Matt's wife some other time."
Matt shrugged, “I’d have to make sure we can get a sitter for the baby.”
“My daughter will do it,” Little John made the offer.
“Thanks, I’ll speak to Sudah.”
Frankie leaned forward, “what kind of name is Sudah?”
“She’s from Pakistan.”
“Sounds exotic,” Little John raised his eyebrows comically, “she pretty?”
Matt nodded.
“Looking forward to meeting her.”

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Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Perfect guy banter.

Elaine Cantrell said...

He didn't seem to care that she was from Pakistan. I figured that was the way you were headed. My doctor is a lady from Pakistan. I love her.

Veronica Scott said...

Interesting discussion!

Daelyn Morgana said...

Oh why do I get a sinking feeling about that "she's pretty" comment considering she is foreign.

Teresa Cypher said...

You did a wonderful job of keeping this very busy conversation from being confusing. I had no problem following who was speaking when. That takes talent, Chelle! ;-)

PT said...

I love how nonchalant he is about her being from Pakistan.