Eight Sentence Sunday ~ Liar, Liar, Tabloid Writer ~ Meeting Jackson

I haven't done an 8 Sentence Sunday in some time, but I'm closing in on finishing the first draft of my WIP Liar, Liar, Tabloid Writer, and I have the cover (at the right. Isn't it pretty?) so I think it's time. This bit is near the beginning of the story. Our heroine, Cleo, is being given the introductory tour by Nigel, her editor, at the tabloid where she is now (unhappily) employed.

   “And this is Jackson Palmaroy.” Nigel’s high-tone British accent made Jackson sound like he was someone who should have gone to Oxford instead of University of Florida. “His speciality”—pronounced with five very British syllables—“is alien abduction stories.”
“Yeah, this week the President is being controlled by a receiver put in his brain by little green men,” Jackson said with no trace of sarcasm as he shook her manicured hand.
  “We’ve already run that story, Jackson,” Nigel said.
  “We did?”
  “Last administration. You should know that; you wrote it.”

Not to worry. Jackson isn't our hero. Just the hero's best buddy. But I thought this was a fun snippet. I hope you agree.

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13 comments:

  1. This was fun! You've got my approval. Interesting that he went to the University of Florida.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it. According to my research UF is one of the top schools for journalism. I like to keep my details grounded in reality.

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  2. I DO agree - that was pure fun! Great snippet...

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  3. Definitely a fun snippet to read. Love the hint of British accent too. :)

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    1. Thanks. Glad the accent comes through well.

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  4. Funny and enjoyable. I could just hear him say "spe-shee-al-i-ty." Great snippet!

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    1. Thanks. That's one of my favorite British words.

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  5. I do agree. Very fun snippet! I like the banter between the characters. Nicely done!

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    1. Banter is always fun to write. Glad you liked it.

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