Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 7 December 2014 (NaNo 2014 WIP Romance with Rayguns)

“Let’s eat before we discuss homicide.”

Taryn laughed. “Contemplating it is a lot easier before I’ve eaten, I’ll grant.”

“Then let me be sure you are always well fed,” Hernan said, “much as they say about beasts of prey.”

“The dismount is the difficult part. Advice to those who would ride the tiger.”

“Is that a proposition?”

“Not until I’ve had breakfast,” she said, and then they both laughed.


From NaNo 2014, untitled romance with rayguns. In which Hernan and Taryn, my romantic leads, prepare to discuss ways and means over breakfast.

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6 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 7 December 2014 (NaNo 2014 WIP Romance with Rayguns)

  1. daezarkian says:

    Terrific dialogue!

  2. I like it, love the camaraderie between these two, shown by your dialog, and of course i’m wondering what will happen next. Great 8!

  3. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I adore the first line. Great hook!

  4. Frank Fisher says:

    This reminds me of a movie where the villain said he does his killing before breakfast and the hero did his after breakfast. The dialogue shows how unique your characters are, so good job with that.

  5. ED Martin says:

    This was really fun to read. 🙂

  6. These two really seem to be on the same page. Love the goodnatured sparring.

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