Friday, October 26, 2018

Bossy like the cat - Snippet from #Superhero story for #WeWriWa



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Today, I’m continuing snippets from an unpublished short story in my superhero series.
Background: After Estelle joined their table, Toby, the leader of the Jags gang and the Secret Supers, explained that Gecko’s baby sister is missing. The only clue is the school bus driver’s description of a woman who met the girl. This weekend, we learn a little more about the supers.

Brief background: Toby, the leader of the Jags street gang and the Secret Supers, explained that Gecko’s baby sister is missing. The only clue is the school bus driver’s description of a woman who met the girl. Most of the Secret Supers have companion animals.
Excuse my abuse of semicolons to fit into 10 sentences.

“Patrol as Supers in pairs for safety, and when we spot a likely kid, we do a switcheroo to casual gear.” Toby gestured to Gecko and Ice, “You’re one pair; you both know tons of places in the city where kids can hide.” Grinning at Estelle, he said, “We’re a couple; fly around, and slip off to interrogate likely suspects.”
“Sure, Toby; tonight?” she arched her eyebrows.
“Yep; you and the mare cover west of the connector, and I’ll patrol east with the cat. Don’t dash into trouble; call me before you go visible. Okay?”
“Sheesh, I can fry the bullies.” Rolling her eyes at his string of instructions, she voiced a silent complaint to Rockette, “I hate nagging; he’s as bad as Mom.”
Bossy like the cat,” the mare agreed.

You can read about Estelle, Toby and the other Supers in my Secret Supers books.


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22 comments:

  1. She's a super who doesn't like to take orders. Especially from Toby, it seems. Great that they're going to look for the girl right away.

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    1. Correct. Estelle and Toby have had their spats.

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  2. Interesting inclusion of animals. Nice addition to the story :-)

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  3. I love the super hero 'tone' of this. I can just see them having this discussion! Great snippet...

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    1. Thanks. I have a fondness for comic-style superheroes.

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  4. I'm intrigued by the two animals, and looking forward to seeing how they get onnwith their search. I don't blame her at all for not enjoying being ordered around thouugh.

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    1. The animals are fun. They're good foils for the "humans" - actually Toby and the Ice Princess are "aliens" born on Earth.

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  5. If this cat is anything like Effing Feline, he'd very bossy indeed.

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    1. He's also a large black jaguar so he can enforce his orders.

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  6. Bossy, bossy. But isn't a leader always bossy? Somebody has to lead or there would be chaos. Good snippet.

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    1. Thanks. But, Toby tends to be overprotective of Estelle.

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  7. I like the buddy system in place, especially since they are utilizing their strengths to cover as much ground as efficiently as possible.

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  8. I love how many traits they take on from the animals. And it probably works in reverse too, I suspect.

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  9. Bossy like the cat - I love it!

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  10. I enjoyed the conversation. Well done.

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  11. I'm intrigued by the animals. Great snippet.

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    1. The animals are the most original aspect of this series.

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