Hiya, fellow snippet-lovers!
Last week I shared from the scene where Mick sees Scotty—the welder—for the first time. This week’s snippet is from Scotty’s POV. It wasn’t easy to choose, because I have a big love for Scotty. It’s funny, but I always seem to fall harder for the MC’s love interest than the main character himself… (I know, Freudian much?)
As always, please ignore the creative punctuation. 🙂
Scotty worked late, converting an old VW bus into a flatbed. He had plans to sell it and buy concert tickets in August and September, a mosh pit was the next best thing to a real fight—sometimes even better because you had to get pretty damned crazy to get in trouble in one. He was happier working on a project than watching television or going out, even if sometimes it got a little lonely, but eventually he had to stop and eat.
He pulled the metal door closed and walked around to the front entrance to go up to his little apartment on the second floor of the main building. Mick’s navy blue VW hadn’t moved, it still sat beside the light-duty truck that had been a mover’s van and was to be Scotty’s next project. It was disappointing if the VW broke down; he hoped Mick would be a true gearhead, and they could hang out and talk about cars and who knows, maybe have even more fun than that. Scotty went over and found Mick asleep in his car; he had the passenger seat leaned all the way back and curled up on his side, his mouth open just enough to give Scotty thoughts he really didn’t need if he was going to keep things from getting complicated at the yard. He didn’t mind complicated so much, but Walt had a different opinion.
Thanks for reading!
I’ve been working on Colin & Al’s story off and on for a long time, and tonight I finally hit Send! Any positive energy you’d like to share will be most appreciated. I’m a little freaked, but it feels like a good career move to try out a new publisher with this one. It seems smarter not to have all my eggs in one basket, even if that basket is shiny and wonderful. 😀
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I always fall more in love with the secondary characters than I do my MCs, Charley—I spend far too much time in my MC’s minds! 😀
I like Scotty already. Gotta love someone who’d choose a good mosh over a bar fight. Or Mick over getting into trouble with the boss. 🙂
When you put it that way, it makes sense. Thanks Sarah! 🙂
Getting good. Can’t wait to find out more next week. Always enjoy your snippets.
Thanks for visiting, Cecilia! 🙂
“A mosh pit was the next best thing to a real fight…”
Love this line so much! 🙂
Thanks, Brandi! 🙂
Enjoyed the excerpt, feel like I know Scotty now and I feel very protective of him, so great 8!
Thanks, Veronica! It’s funny to think of feeling protective of a guy who gets into fights for fun, but there it is. 🙂
Love Scotty and the tension at play. Great snippet!
Yeah, I’m starting to love him too.
I always fall in love with all my characters. (But I think that converting an old VW bus into a flatbed is a crime… LOL)
Enjoyed the snippet. Look forward to reading more.