“Plot is people. Human emotions and desires founded on the realities of life, working at cross purposes, getting hotter and fiercer as they strike against each other until finally there’s an explosion—that’s plot.”
Leigh Brackett


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This week I’m sharing another snippet from my Work In Progress, April 11, 1978 (tentative title). Click here to read the first snippet.

Marc stood and twisted the cylinder until it became two pieces. One side was hollow, the other side a needle the length of a pushpin. He scrutinized the needle with a scoff but he knew it was necessary for his façade not to fade away during the night.

“Caaaasey, I’m waiting…” Monica called from the bedroom.

His eyes darted to the bathroom door and rested in the fact it was still shut.

She called him Casey. That’s who she saw at dinner; that’s who she followed into the hotel room; that’s who he had to stay for at least six more hours.

Marc eyed the mirror, his focus on the needle he held at eye level. “I’ll be right there,” he called to Monica.

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