The inspirational and fun Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook invites authors to post 6 sentences of their work each weekend.
From my noir-style thriller FREEMAN starring the mysterious, close-lipped Freeman who gradually lets the young runaway Kit into his life, bringing danger, disturbance and something much more rewarding.
Someone shouted more loudly, calling for Kid. I watched his mouth tighten, pursed against sudden anger. “Fucking nickname. I’m the new boy, one of the youngest. That’s what they call me.”
“That’s not a name,” I said, without accusation.
He shrugged, looking uncomfortable. “Don’t have a name. You know? Not one I want to use, anyway.”
“Kit,” I said. “That’s a name.”
“Huh?” He frowned at me, confused.
“A name,” I repeated. “Easy to remember. Better than an animal’s name.”
He did the head-tilting again. “That your name or something?” The words were aggressive, but his tone was softened in the night’s damp, steamy air. I looked steadily back at him.
“No,” I said. “It’s just a suggestion for you. A working title.”
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