From my short story, Okay, Then. For context, Henry and Sam have placed an order at the Mambo Juice in Honiara in the Solomon Islands. Sam has order a Vegemite and cheese toasted sandwich. Being from the US, this is not something they have experience eating in the past. This snippet is from Henry’s 1st-person POV, and Henry is the first speaker. “He” is Sam:
I stabbed a fork into my salad and watched with morbid curiosity as he bit into his sandwich. He grinned mischievously and took an extra-large bite.
“It’s not bad.”
“That’s not exactly a glowing recommendation.”
He laughed. “That’s a figure of speech. I kinda like it.” He held it out to me, waving it slowly back and forth. “Try it.”
The Love Is Proud charity anthology by JMS Books authors will be out July 30, 2016. My contribution is Okay, Then, a very short story set in the timeline of the flashback scenes from ’Til Death Do Us Part, chronicling Sam & Henry’s first date while on a research trip together in the Solomon Islands.
Available for pre-order in ebook formats now at: JMS Books, LLC
“Featuring work from more than forty different authors, Love Is Proud is a collaborative effort whose entire proceeds will go to Equality Florida to benefit the victims and their families of the Pulse nightclub shooting. All the work in the collection, including the editing, has been donated to offset the costs. This stunning anthology will be a charitable keepsake whose message of pride in who and how we love is an enduring testament to all those affected by this tragedy.”
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13 thoughts on “#WeWriWa #8sunday #SnippetSunday – July 3, 2016”
Some light hearted teasing, nice snippet
So true … such a common reply with so many meanings – “it’s not bad” . Nice snippet.
Playful and fun. I like them and want to see more.
A nice summery snippet, although I have no idea what vegemite tastes like either!
I would feel very vulnerable, trying vegemite for the first time. Sweet, playful snippet!
I had to look up vegemite, never having heard of it before. It’s supposed to be rich in umami. I don’t think I’ve ever sampled the umami taste.
Fun, light-hearted picnic. Great snippet!
Love how he really wanted him to like the sandwich. Great light snippet.
Fun snippet. I’ve heard that vegemite is an acquired taste…
Ha, that point will come up a few lines later. 🙂
Vegemite! Not with cheese though. Ew.
Love the teasing.
I wouldn’t know, never tried it myself. That was straight off the real Mambo Juice’s menu, though…not my idea to put cheese on it. 😉
I don’t know, I think I would have replied with “it’s edible”. LOL. Love the light hearted teasing, and I love that you are writing this for the Love is Proud anthology, a very generous and kind gesture for the Pulse victims and their families. For that I say thank you for the heart towards the tragedy.