Snippet Sunday’s Swashbuckler #17~The Party

Welcome to Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors! I’m featuring Swashbuckler, a contemporary romance that’s in its final edits. Rachel is at a Hollywood party (feeling very out-of-place) and has just been introduced to one of the writers who adapted her book into a screenplay. It has some creative punctuation in order to meet the sentence requirements. 🙂

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He caught her hand in both of his and cradled, rather than shook it. “It’s such a pleasure to meet the woman who created Rodger and Isabella. What wonderful characters they are, with complexity yet simple motives and what lovers they are.”

“Thank you; are you a romance fan?” Rachel tried to look him in the eye, but he was already looking around her, through her.

He shrugged at her question. “It’s the first romance story I’ve ever read but I’m so pleased to meet you, Rochelle—“

“Rachel—“ she corrected.

“There he is… and maybe one of these days we can sit and talk about that fantastic imagination of yours … Sydney!” John abruptly dropped her hand and with one quick perusal of Rachel’s body and a twist of his lips, he walked away–apparently to go talk to Sydney.

handshake

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19 thoughts on “Snippet Sunday’s Swashbuckler #17~The Party

  1. Oh this is good! I must admit, this is the first snippet I’ve read in a while and I haven’t caught up (bad me ). Whoever this John is, he reminds me of a schmoozer – someone who is good at the small talk and feigns interest even if he isn’t very sincere. I can totally relate with Rachel, though. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been the odd-gal out at a social gathering, not knowing anyone and trying to fit in. You convey that perfectly!

    As for the creative punctuation, it wasn’t really necessary. A comma would have worked there as well.

    Great 8!

    Happy New Year!

  2. Wow, couldn’t stay focus for even a moment. I interested to see where this will go. Well done.

    Hope you have a Happy New Year!!

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