Sunday, September 9, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday #20

We're back with more from one of the scenes I wrote because I was in a dry spell for the novel itself. It's not intended to be included in the novel, at least not at this point. This excerpt is an expanded part of the scene here on my blog entitled Sandy and Neal before the wedding (Sandy's wedding to Sophie). Sophie's a rock megastar in her own right.

This scene started with Six Sentence Sunday #14. It takes place several years before Neal proposes to April.

In the scene, Sandy and Neal have traveled to Crescent City, California--Sandy's hometown. Sandy gets up early the morning of the ceremony and asks Neal to come with him to the beach so he can "settle his head." Neal brings his guitar, which he's planning to use at the ceremony (unbeknownst to Sandy). He's just started guitar lessons so he's not very good yet.

At this point, the two guys have been friends for 10 or 11 years. They're in a major rock band together. They've spent a bit of time on the beach then at the diner, and now we skip to the beginning of the ceremony, which takes place right on the beach.
April whispered, "You look put out or something, honey, are you all right?"

"Just wondering what's keeping Sophie," Neal said. "You'd think this was an international press event."

"Women want to look perfect on their wedding day."

He planted a quick kiss on April's lips. "But nobody beats you."
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  1. Thanks very much, ladies! Neal knows he's still got certain hangups, but he also knows he's lucky to have April.

  2. What a sweet guy. It was the perfect thing for him to say. Great snippet!

  3. Nice! I can hardly wait to read this book. :-) ! Neal's come come a long way...

  4. A little part of him feels guilty for what else he's thinking, so he wants to make sure April doesn't catch on. His is a long and winding road, to be sure.

    Thanks for stopping by, Jess and Teresa.

    He always laughs when anybody calls him "sweet"!

  5. Well, he can laugh again, because that's what I thought when I read the snippet too! :)

  6. We both appreciate that Chris, though Neal doesn't like to admit it. (He has to maintain that tough-guy attitude, you know)