Rainbow Snippet for 12-7-2019

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Still posting from that “Steampunk Thing.” The first draft isn’t done yet and I’m hoping that this will keep me motivated to keep at it.

(Apologies for any language usage that’s anachronistic. I’ll deal with that once the first draft is done.)

This picks up from last week.


“Very well.” She leaned back against the scaffolding she’d come down, idly laying the letter to one side. “So tell me right up front: are you going to have a problem working for a woman?”

“No ma’am.” I let my gaze travel up to the airship above us. “I wouldn’t have a clue how to even begin building something like this and I’m in awe of anyone who does.”

“We all have different strengths, Mr. McKelvy. Don’t discount yours.”

I couldn’t help but smile. I had the feeling that I could come to like this lady – like her as a person, just not as a lady. In fact, I already did.

“So, do you have any questions about the position?”

I hesitated for a moment, then shook my head. The only questions I had seemed a bit presumptuous, even to me.









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6 responses to “Rainbow Snippet for 12-7-2019

  1. Hmm…I wonder if he’ll regret not asking his questions? 🧐

  2. Nice! Looks like they’ll get along just fine.

  3. I really liked this exchange

  4. I like him. I do wonder if he should’ve asked his questions, though.

  5. smithandskarry1

    I’m really growing to like these two characters – I especially liked the boss’s observation that everyone has their strengths; reveals a lot about what sort of a person she’s going to be to work for! … and I’m wondering if that unasked question is something along the lines of ‘are you single, ma’am? XD

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