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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Hump Day Hook

I'm trying out a new blogging event - Hump Day Hook! Let's see how well I can "hook" your attention on Wednesdays.

A new feature should involve a new project, right? This little excerpt comes from my current WIP, in which I'm *ahem* trying some new things.

Sari leaned over her and stood on her toes. As she groped around the top shelf, Catalina could smell the fruity fragrance of her hair. It seemed completely incongruent with their surroundings, yet the whiff of citrus from her bouncy pigtails brought a smile to the doctor’s lips.

“Why am I the one doing this?” Sari asked, interrupting her thoughts. “You’re taller than me. Reach up and see what’s hiding back there.”

She did as she was told, and retrieved one more forgotten roll of gauze from the dark recesses. Setting it with the others on the counter, she began to organize the medical provisions into neat piles. Her partner snatched a clipboard off a rack on the wall and scrawled some notes on a piece of paper.

They counted in silence and recorded their numbers. The mundane task didn’t consume all of Catalina’s brainpower, and she let her thoughts meander through their shared conversations over the past day. One question lingered on her mind, and the temptation to ask it aloud was too strong to resist. “Sari?”


She kept her gaze trained on the array of supplies spread before her. “Last night, when you said that other than your brother and father, you never saw the appeal of men…what did you mean by that?”

Out of the corner of her eye, she saw the auburn curls bobbing as Sari shook her head. “Catalina, we already established over breakfast that you are a very, very smart woman, albeit a little too concerned about what others think. I’m sure you can figure it out.”


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks! If nothing else, it makes me want to keep writing about these characters!

  2. Welcome to HDH! That's right, Sari, make her come out and ask! Interesting conversation.

    1. Thanks for the warm welcome! I'm so glad I found the site, and it's a great idea for a weekly feature!

  3. Funny. You tell so much in this exchange, yet nothing at the same time. I like them. :)

    1. Hey, I've got to build the tension over more than a page or so! ;) Thanks!

  4. Welcome to HDH, Thea! What a great exchange...Love it!