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We Interrupt this Scheduled WeWriWas Post to wish you all a
Very Happy Sleep in Until Seven Because Your 10-Year Old is Staying With a Friend
And Your 6-Year Old Isn’t a Morning Person Day!!
Best. Holiday. Ever.
About twelve hours in Book Time™ have passed since the last snippet, including a plot point that just tried to stab Clyota in the heart again. After her reaction the last time this happened, her apparently air of calm—is confusing Charlie.
He doesn’t get that there’s only so much sturm und drang one person can take before it cancels itself out . . . at least temporarily.
You’re hungry?” For the first time since I’d met him, he sounded confused. “Why—I mean—”
“Why aren’t I diving head first into your toilet right now?” I shook my head. “I don’t know. Maybe I’m too goddamned angry, maybe it’s been too long since breakfast, or maybe I’m in emotional overload—I’ll check with my shrink later. But right now, while I’m sitting here in the eye of insanity, I’d just like to think about lunch.”
38 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors: Full Metal Librarian (Eye for Lunch)”
I can’t think on an empty stomach either. Her body is telling her to do the right thing. CARB UP! Trouble’s brewing!
I’ll tell you, Sharon, this MS is so full of food I must have been on a diet when I wrote it! 😀
I wonder what’s wrong with him. Being hungry is a pretty normal reaction. Let’s eat then talk later.
It’s because the last time she had some bad news, she threw up—that’s pretty much been her MO through the whole book. . .
Sounds reasonable to me.
Me, too, Sue Ann—bring on the ice cream! 😀
(enjoy your reunion—did you graduate at the age of four or something?)
Yup, sounds rational to me too. Who can think on an empty stomach? Great snippet.
I can think of food on an empty stomach . . . 😀
I’m with her. When it gets too much, I settle on the simple and familiar. Food works, so do books. 😉 Great snippet, Sarah.
Thanks, Siobhan. Food and books are my favorite combo (and maybe a bath in there, too).
Brains need food to work. At least that’s what I keep telling myself every time I take a break from writing to get a snack. 😉 Great snippet!
Calories and caffeine, Joyce! 😀
When you’re hungry, you need to indulge that craving!
Clyota isn’t very good at indulging herself, Carrie-Anne. 🙂
That was adorable. You have captured a strong voice for your MC and in your writing too. I enjoyed this 8.
Thanks, Elaine! Clyota is stronger than she thinks.
Exactly–love her “when life serves up lemons–use them” attitude.
That attitude has changed a little since the story’s start, Gem. Use to be, she assumed she deserved those lemons. ‘Course, now, she’s using ’em as weaponry. 🙂
Less barfing, more eating. This sounds like progress!
She may have stopped repressing her stress at this point, Linda. 😀
Fascinating reaction. Sounds like progress for her. Personally, when I’m upset I don’t want to eat. Nice snippet.
I’m exactly the opposite, Kate—for good or ill (not literally, thank heavens), food is a stabilizer for the women in my family.
Chocolate. That’ll fix things.
It usually does, Elaine! 😀
Some great characterisation in there.
Good idea, Clyota. First things first. A full stomach can do wonders for one’s ability to handle various stuff that life throws at one.
I’ve always thought so, Kate . . .Clyota, not so much. 🙂
The body knows what it needs, so sensible of her to listen to the “inner voice”. Really enjoying this story, *every* week. Another terrific snippet!
Too true, Veronica. She’s learning to take care of herself in healthier ways.
She’s feisty, I like it! Eat first, talk later.
Yeah, lunch improves everything, Mona. 🙂
Wow – food at a time like this – probably the right thing to do – but I surely wouldn’t be hungry. She must be one tough cookie. Good snippet.
At this point, I think she’s just looking for a normal moment, Susan. 🙂
Since I’m coming in at the end of the day, I have nothing original to say! Loved the dialogue between the two–loved her strength–and I agree with what everyone else said. 🙂
Works for me, Karysa! 😀 Thanks for dropping by.
Oh I like this. Less puking means she’s starting to feel empowered. Good snippet!
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The hungrier I get, the more irritated I become. And more likely that if you keep talking to me, I’ll bite off your head… literally 😉 I totally sympathize with her. Can’t think, must eat 😀 Nice 8!