Sunday, May 7, 2017

WeWriWar 206: Rainbow catcher

Welcome to a new excerpt of Rainbow Catcher for the Weekend Writing Warrior and Snippet Sunday.

Now let's go back to our story.

Summary of previous episodes: Clarissa is coughing and wanted to watch Everett Cooper on TV but Jason refused, she is due to get her rainbow the next day but she seems scared, to make her feel better Jason leave the TV on. Clarissa tried to explain about rainbows, she is a big fan of Everett Cooper but Jason is not too sure about it. Clarissa complained about her dialophone but Jason needs to go to work. Before completely leaving he is thinking about getting her her rainbow. We flashed back to the meeting Jason had with a rainbow seller at the black market. Jason left Clarissa's room to go to work. Jason was talking to his boss about the rainbow coming the next day. Jason prepared the money for the rainbow in a sport bag and went to the hospital. The rainbow seller arrived for the delivery. But it was a scam and Jason prepares to go get the rainbow himself in the desert. Markus has a last surprise for him.

We start just where we left off last week.

Jason was not used to that kind of speech coming from Markus. Generally, Markus's speech was limited to “this cannot be trusted” or “you shouldn’t do that”. 
He looked at the man sitting next to him with new eyes. Markus had a life before, something totally different from what he had expected. 
Jason had been looking at people as if they were fixed, as if they had always been what they were and would always be, he suddenly realized that the Markus riding that bike was a totally different person than the Markus he knew in the garage. 
Would he have liked the Markus from before? The one doing drugs or obsessed with riding? Jason wondered a bit about himself and how far away from his real self he actually was.

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  1. Splendid bit of character introspection, Linda! Haven't we all wondered in a given situation, how true to ourselves we are. :-) Nice!

  2. I liked the bit about looking at people as if they were fixed, as if they had always been what they were and would always be. It's an understandable step toward maturity.

  3. Some very interesting thoughts! Hope you feel better soon!!

  4. I think I'd be a little surprised at all of that coming from Markus, too, and it would make me wonder how much else I don't know about him.

  5. Nice introspection on Jason's part. Sometimes we only know what we see and he's getting a glimpse "behind the curtain." Good job, Linda!

  6. So true, how we change and grow. Great snippet.

  7. My first read of your work but this was such an intriguing excerpt - great characterisation, I enjoyed this snippet.

  8. Always a shocker to know someone wasn't always the person you thought they were. Great scene. :)