Sunday Snippet January 22, 2017

I decided to still post from the twelfth book of The Academy of the Accord series.  This is something that I’m pretty sure I’m going to cut, but I like it too much to just let it disappear, so it will probably be transformed into a side story or something.

So, more of Jorsen and Autheren, but this is from the start of the book, before the spider incident that I posted about last month.

Jorsen took Autheren home with him for the summer and the two of them went on a sailing trip up the coast for a few days. A storm blew in and they took shelter for the night in a cave on the cliff, only to wake up and discover that they were being watched by an Afiani, a bird-like race that is not known for friendliness toward humans. I’m picking up from last week’s snippet, in which Autheren (who is known for his friendliness to everything and everyone) has invited Lirit to join them for breakfast.


Autheren started to throw off the blanket but Jorsen stopped him. 

“If you would give us a minute to get dressed?” Jorsen asked.

She tilted her head curiously.

Jorsen flushed.  “You are female?”

She nodded.

“We’re both male.”

She frowned. “I don’t understand. I know what a male is,” she added. “But I don’t understand why you need me to leave so you can get dressed?  Or maybe you would be more comfortable if I undressed?”

“No,” Jorsen assured her quickly.  “It’s just that… among our people, males and females do not go without clothing around each other.”




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8 responses to “Sunday Snippet January 22, 2017

  1. Hahaha! I’m suddenly reminded of Lavinia in the same way Lirit doesn’t understand. She would have the exact same reaction for the most part. Worth a good chuckle.

  2. Ah, interesting snippet…i like the dialogue.

  3. It’s fun to write about unexpected cultural differences.

  4. Her naivete is engaging, as is the young men’s panicked response.

  5. Intriguing racial and cultural development revealed in this snippet!

  6. Karen Michelle Nutt

    Loved the banter and how you gave us an insight to their cultural differences.
    I could just imagine Jorsen’s face when she offered to undress too. lol

  7. Gem

    Odd how each culture views the body in different ways. I like her way. :)

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