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Sunday, November 15, 2020

WeWriWa: EU52




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     This snippet is from Emmily, Unbound, an SFR story. 
To read a compilation of all snippets posted for this story, click Here: Emmily Unbound, Chapters 1 & 2  Emmily, the main character, has lost pretty much everything in the last twelve months: her marriage, her parents, her job, and her house. She and
her dog, Murphy, have moved to the mountains of Pennsylvania into an old, remote, hunting camp her parents willed to her. On her first day there, along a desolate road she's been forced at gunpoint to haul a wounded man to her house.
This week, I'm skipping ahead a few chapters.  They've run out of supplies, so Emmily is tasked with going to the store in the County Seat--for a supply run. Genrael sent Kade with her, and he's keeping Murphy at the cabin so Emmily doesn't betray them while she's in a store.

Last week ended with this:
     It is what it is. The worst is that someone will be alarmed by his appearance and call the cops. Problem solved, at least for me. 
Now, the  snippet: 



      I deliberate. The second-hand store is the better of the two to be seen in with him wearing his grubby duds. We go inside. Forty-five minutes later, after sorting through rack after rack, we have three bags stuffed full of assorted clothes for all of them.

      I can't stop grinning while I picture the nice sweatshirt I got for General. Women’s 3X should fit. If his shoulders weren’t so wide, I could have gotten him a lavender one in 2X, but the pink one will do just fine.

      Pink—a lot of men are fine with it, right? And he does seem like a manly-man, comfortable and secure in his masculinity and some other things too—like his arrogance and his complete lack of personality. He could refuse to wear it though, because of all those flowers printed on the front. 


That's the snippet. If you'd like to read a few more to complete her thought, read on. 

      Oh, and he might think the glitter is just not a good look on him either. 

     Anyway, the clothes are a start. Maybe they’ll be gone before they need more.



That's the snippet.


The working blurb for this story follows:
     After losing everything that bound her to her ordinary and happy life, Emmily has one plan: move to the mountains. Oh, and never give her heart away again.
     But everything goes sideways when a UFO crash-lands on the next ridge over, and on a desolate road she’s waylaid by men demanding help for their injured ‘General’. He’s confused, bleeding, and sweet Lord, good looking—even while sneering and growling at her.
     Fleeing an ambush meant to kill him, Gen Rael is gravely injured when his ship crashes on Earth. The human woman his crew captures to aid them is a confounding mixture of terrified, defiant, and beautiful. A female distraction is the last thing his hindered mission can afford. But this Emmily woman is cutting through the steel wall he keeps around his heart.
     Despite being their hostage, Emmily isn’t blind to the peril they’re in: there’s a threat coming from the stars, and it’s lethal to all of them, including her.
     And her simple plan to never-ever fall in love again? Looks like that’s in peril too…
        That's it for this week. Thank you so much for visiting and for reading. :-)


  1. If these guys aren't from Earth, the sweatshirt probably won't bother him, as they won't know anything about our socially-ingrained gender norms. Nice snippet!

  2. I laughed at your description of the pink sweatshirt. I'm sure he'll love it!

  3. Interesting snippet, taking another wild twist and turn here!

  4. Interesting on how our norms - pink is not for men sort of thing - will be handled by these 2. Although - everyone loves glitter :-)

  5. Seems like she has a wicked sense of humour showing through. Has she clued in yet that they aren't human and likely won't understand Earthly norms?

  6. The flowers make the scene! I would love to see the follow up where he is wearing the shirt, someone teases him and how he reacts to it.

  7. Revenge is sweet. It's too bad he probably won't get the joke.

  8. Well if they didn't stand out before, they will certainly stand out now. :-D

  9. Since they aren't from earth the shirt may be ok. I think she enjoyed the idea of him in pink with glitter.

  10. I suppose this could be considered passive-aggressive revenge on her part. But I agree, unless they are aware of human norms, they won't realize they are being made fun of. Fun snippet!

  11. Too funny. Made me chuckle. He'll definitely make a fashion statement. lol

  12. It'll be interesting to see if these aliens have the same attitudes toward flowers, pink, and glitter.

    I apologize for being so late commenting on your post. NaNoWriMo got in the way.