Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Twosday Sampler

It’s twofer Tuesday again and I’m pleased to have another post entry for it.

What I read this week was from Delusions of Grandma by Carrie Fisher (Simon & Schuster, 1994)

“All I can say is that dogs and infants rarely lie. Of course, this could also be because they can’t speak.”

And my contribution to the cause this week comes from my current WIP: A Fly on the Wall.

By way of background, Mrs. Inge Tuckle and Mrs. Dotty Phlebos have discovered the recording unit in the mirror. They realize they are being watched. I’m cheating by throwing in a few more sentences for clarity:

“Are you sure? By whom? Is it the government? Don’t they have better things to do? We’re not that exciting. If it is the government, then let’s bore them to tears. I’ll get my knitting.”
Dotty Phlebos reached over to her purse once more and withdrew a sweater and some very long needles.
“Ha! Purl this, bastards.”

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the Bag Lady said...

Great sentences, cousin!

I am really, really looking forward to reading more of "A Fly on the Wall"!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, df Bag Lady. I have decided to interpret your remark as a willingness to be a beta reader. My mind is unlikely to change.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

I love those two ladies! And i enjoyed the quote form Carrie Fisher's book as well.

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow as we are having a giv away on Women of Mystery!


Leah J. Utas said...

df Terrie, thanks so much.
I'm looking forward to my WOM visit tomorrow.

Redbush said...

Love it, Leah! The government would be purling forever!

Leah J. Utas said...

LOL. Thanks, Redbush.

Clare2e said...

Purl this, bastards should be a Knitting Society bumper sticker. Loved it!

I also love the new banner. Does this mean I can steal your oft-coveted (by me) motto "I'll write when I get work?"

I think, as an as-yet un-purchased fiction writer, I need this on my business cards.

Leah J. Utas said...

Clare, thanks so much. Steal to your heart's content.

I might bring it back later, but you can still use it. I use "if" raher than "when" in it. Your way is much more positive.

I've heard the expression all my life, but can't think of where it started.

Barbara Martin said...

Leah, I think those wonderful ladies are in for the surprise of their lives. Your story is wonderful, drawing in the reader with every sentence.

Leah J. Utas said...

Why, Barbara, thank you so much.

Thomma Lyn said...

hehehehehe -- "Purl this, bastards!" I love it. :-D

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Thomma Lynn. Glad you got a kick out of it.