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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday - Overkill


This week's snippet comes from JANE'S SHADOW, book two in the Jane series. Sam needs a medical examiner (ME) with top secret clearance to help her at a crime scene and her on-call guy is on vacation. This is what happens when she tells the junior agent to find her a replacement ASAP:

"The air force had a set of fighters doing a refuel at the airport so I commissioned one of them to bring the ME to the local airfield, and there's a car waiting. They should be touching down now, ma'am."

Sam rubbed the bridge of her nose. "You scrambled a fighter jet?"

"You said it was urgent, ma'am."

"Tell me, Edwin, have your ever heard the term overkill?"



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39 comments:

  1. I can imagine that conversation perfectly including Sam's tone of voice. Great six!

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  2. Edwin is a fun secondary character. I hope he survives book two. :o)

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  3. Overkill, indeed! Or is Edwin eager to please?

    Great six.

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  4. I like this a lot. I could "hear" the conversation.

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  5. Fantastic! Terrific dialogue - we learn a lot about both characters.

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  6. Wonderful! Love her tone, sets the scene perfectly. Now, who is going to get out of the car? Hm?

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  7. Love her sarcastic wit. Nice snippet.

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  8. I hate the term Ma'am - but guess sometimes it must be used - nice snippet

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  9. Great dialogue. I can hear it.

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  10. The dialogue is excellent. The character's voices come through loud and clear. Loved this six!

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  11. What a great SSS! It reveals humor and personality.

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  12. Hee! I like this. The replacement ME better be good...

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  13. sounds like she'll have to have a talk with that one. he's a bit too eager to please?

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  14. That is really funny. The picture was the icing on the cake!

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  15. Loved the last line. Always prefer a feisty heroine.

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  16. Yes, love the last line. Bet the agent's looking for a new job.

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  17. Great six! That last line is a gem.

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  18. Ha ha, overkill indeed. Love it.

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  19. Haha! Very cute. Thanks for sharing the laugh.


    Best,
    Allure

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  20. Overkill yes but Its nice to know they take her seriously...

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  21. Graylin - That's the question, isn't it? A girl doesn't want to scramble fighter jets for just anyone. *wink*

    Jayel - Possibly just a little in love with his superior officer. She seems to have that affect on people.

    Sassyspeaks - I hate getting "Ma'am"'d, but it fits the etiquette of the work place, and the scene. I promise, the next time she gets ma'am'd it will be much more sarcastic.

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  22. OMG, LOL!

    Brilliant six, Liana :D

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  23. LOL The woman must have some clout ;) Edwin is totes adorbz. Great six! Love the demotivational poster LOL

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  24. Nice! Wonder how much trouble he's in.

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  25. HA! That is excellent. And I love that picture!

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  26. Great snippet! I bet Edwin's gonna be hearing about this for a while!

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  27. LOL. A fighter jet? Now that's some service.

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  28. J.A. - Who doesn't want to be pulled off their commercial flight and frog-marched to a fighter jet? I'm sure it happens all the time. :P

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  29. A fighter jet? Seriously. LOL Great dialogue and I love the set up here.

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