Saturday, September 27, 2014

Snippet Sunday

Weekend Writing Warriors





On Snippet Sunday, authors from a variety of genres post snippets from a work in progress, a recently published work, or a soon-to-be released novel. The snippets are fun to read and a great way to discover new authors.
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Chocolate Couture 

Lily accepts an invitation to the grand opening for Noah's restaurant.

Snippet

   “It’s a welcome to the neighborhood gift.” Maybe she had been a bit too presumptuous, assuming he would see her cake as the friendly gesture she had meant it to be.
    Pointing to the delicate pearls Noah said, “The cake looks like it would be more comfortable surrounded by champagne and caviar, not burgers and fries.”
    “I thought you might like to add some class to the event.” She hadn’t meant for her comment to sound so harsh.  If she hadn’t decided at the last minute to accept the invitation, she might have considered designing a more compatible cake to go with the food. Something resembling a burger, or cowboy boot, or maybe even a loud, towering, slightly trashy red velvet cake would have been more suitable.




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17 comments:

  1. Oh, ouch! She nailed him with that. Good snippet, Zelda. :)

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    1. It's all about her uncertainty as to what Noah is all about.Thanks.

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  2. Someone might be just a leeetle bit sensitive about her cake.

    Trashy red velvet cake always makes me think of Steel Magnolias and that terrible armadillo. :)

    Great snippet!

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    1. As a northerner, I just don't get the armadillo cake.

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  3. "She hadn’t meant for her comment to sound so harsh. If she hadn’t decided at the last minute to accept the invitation, she might have considered designing a more compatible cake to go with the food. Something resembling a burger, or cowboy boot, or maybe even a loud, towering, slightly trashy red velvet cake would have been more suitable."
    Good opportunity for the characters to convey all this via dialog rather than have the narrator give it to us.
    Otherwise, very interesting snippet.
    Is the food a metaphor? ;-)

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    1. Good idea. More dialogue might take the edge off of her sassy reply. Thanks.

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  4. I love your snippets, but I'd come to your blog just because of its name. I love chocolate too.

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  5. Haha! Yikes. I cringed as soon as I read the words. I knew she'd regret it without being told by her. Good 8!

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  6. Those words say a lot. She's got some bite to her. I, too, always think of the armadillo when I hear red velvet cake. I don't get it either, but it left a lasting impression. Great snippet

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  7. Hum, so is it her fault for making a last minute cake? Or his fault for not being classy enough? Anyway, can I eat the cake while they argue?

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  8. I love the details about the cake. It draws me in and makes me wonder.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2014/09/wewriwa-on-last-weekend-of-september.html

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  9. Great snippet. Lots of potential in it for hurt feelings and misunderstandings. I'm looking forward to reading more.

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  10. Fun snippet, but now I want cake! *lol*
    ~Charley

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  11. after reading that I can only be grateful that at least the worst of my problems with hospital dining seem to be cleared up. (Any of the cakes sound delicious.)

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  12. What a great way for your characters to have an early interaction... Nicely done. Love the attitude.

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