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This week I’m overindulging on mystery. My NaNoWriMo scheme to write on several stories has floundered on the shores of reality, but it’s a good reality. I received an acceptance and revision suggestions which swept aside my vision of a purely playful November. Details coming soon.
So today we continue with Detectives Lucas Fortier and his partner Sandra Teasdale still discussing the wreck of his love life as they approach the crime scene.
“I never liked him,” Sandra said.
“You told me to marry him before he got away.”
“That had nothing to do with him, everything to do with me. You’re such a grouch when you’re not getting laid regular.”
“Better get used to having a grouch for a partner for a long, long time,” Luke said. Gloom settled over him- dating wasn’t on his to-do list either.
Officer Red Oxford greeted them at apartment number 317. “Morning, detectives, fine day for a murder investigation, eh?”
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Good dialogue to set the scene. Supper snippet.
I like the way they each reveal more about their personality as they talk. Great dialogue.
Congratulations on the acceptance! Wonderful news.
I love the deep connection between the two them. You show brilliantly that they know each other well and good friends. Great 8.
Very effective dialog, they seem like terrific partners. Excellent excerpt!
What are partners for, but trying to minimize your level of grumpiness? I love the contrast between their conversation and the cheerful Officer Oxford.
Dialogue tickled me. Love that getting laid reference to grouchiness : ) Lots of folks can relate to that!
I don’t blame Luke for not wanting to date. I never enjoyed that scene either.
I enjoyed the exchange between the characters.
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Excellent dialogue! Congrats on the acceptance news! Can’t wait to hear more details about it! 🙂
Very fluid writing, Alexis. Little details infused into the dialogue are perfect. Congrats on the acceptance. A better twist than an easy November 😉 Life rarely goes as we plan. 🙂