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I’m back from my week-long, semi-Internetless vacation in the northlands of Wisconsin—and for those of you who weren’t aware I’d left,
raspberries to you I have plenty of photos and mosquito bites to prove it.
This week, I thought I’d go on with more of Clyota’s lawyer, because she’s a hoot to write and if I ever have cause to need a lawyer conversant in capital crimes, I’d want her.
Samantha resumed her seat behind the desk, her dress swirling around her before settling into becoming folds. “So . . . Lieutenant William Strapton-Hardcastle died on your living room floor, and thank the Deity of Your Choice that he wasn’t on active duty at the time, or this would be even messier, but as it is, there will be a WASA rep or two in the courtroom—double jeopardy applies to the murder charge, but there are lots of different ways to get around that.”
She took a deep breath and gave me a direct look from her startling green-gold eyes. “So . . . did you kill him?”
“No,” I said.
She nodded. “Christina told me you hadn’t,” she said, “at great, loud length. You wouldn’t happen to know who did?”
32 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors: Full Metal Librarian (Jeopardy)”
Samantha seems to know what she is doing. I wonder what would have happened if the answer to her question was “yes”.
Her defense strategy would have taken a sharp turn, Linda! 😀
But I would have like to see her face though. 😉
I love the lawyer character! Excellent excerpt from this fascinating tale.
Thanks, Veronica—she’s fun to write.
LOL I love her matter-of-fact way she goes through what they’re facing and her point blank question at the end. Fun snippet, Sarah. 🙂
All the lawyers I know are blunt when it comes to asking questions and evasive when giving answers. But they do take a few more sentence breaks than Samantha!
Great way to conduct an investigation. Love it!
Sam gets ‘er done, Karen! 🙂
gotta love a capable, direct woman. i can see why she’s so fun to write. Excellent snippet!
That and her whole monologue was one or two sentences, Joanne—she doesn’t seem to need to breathe much. 😉
I agree – I love your attorney character. Even her style of dress beckons a second glance, because the flouncy skirt that swirls already sets her apart from the regular legal crowd who would wear a pencil skirt, no doubt. I’d like to see her in action, so definitely count me in for the next snippet!
Sounds like an old Los Angeles lawyer. Outrageous in appearance and attitude. Great snippet.
Part Matlock, part Perry Mason, part CCH Pounder! Thanks, Kate. 🙂
Terrific description. Love the touch of snark in her “voice.”
She’s been lied to before, Willa—it’s in her job description. 😉
So much has been going on I’d forgotten Clyota was suspected of murder!
Yeah, so does she. . . I should really tighten that up. 😀
Wow–rapidfire. Yep, she’s on the ball. lol Nice eight!
She gives a lot per billable hour, Teresa! 😀
Her lawyer sounds really intelligent and take-charge!
Oh, good! That’s what I was hoping for, Carrie-Anne. 🙂
Excellent! (As usual.)
Awww, shucks, Mike. 🙂
Yep, it’s official – I like her! Loved the cut-to-the-chase approach:)
Great! Thanks, Sam. 😀
Her lawyer is very likable. To the point, confident and clearly skillful. She isn’t just a joy to write, but a joy to read.
Thanks, Lisa! 😀
Well, this is fun. Love the no nonsense lawyer! Nicely done in a few sentences. 🙂
Fast-talking characters make it easy to fit whole conversations into 8 sentences. 🙂
Yes, she is a very savvy, amusing character. Love the last line. Such wit!
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She’s far wittier than I am, Cindy. ‘Course, most of my characters are. 🙂