Just a little snippet of “They Said it would be Easy” raw – unedited

The yard manager stood and stared, unbelieving, at the boarded up ports and hastily patched holes.
“We had a spot of trouble,” Li admitted, walking along after the man as he continued along the deck looking at the damage.
“I’m concerned my yard may be considered complicit in this ‘spot of trouble’ if the authorities come around looking for a boat with a lot of bullet holes. For all I know you have been engaged in piracy,” the manager said. “Unless you filed a police report already, as the victimized party?”
“Actually we were threatened. And they intended to board us. But it happened far off in the North Pacific. Not even in this hemisphere, so there is no report with any authorities you could call. I don’t think anyone is looking for us. If they are, well, it didn’t happen in Australia’s jurisdiction. In fact, it really did happen in international waters.”
The man looked at him hard. “And what of this other boat? What happened to it? Did you manage to outrun it?” he inquired.
“Best not to ask about that,” Li admitted.
“Tell me why I should get involved in this massive… can of worms?” he asked.
“We can pay in gold,” Li said.
The shipyard manager stood frowning, looking down at a cluster of thirty caliber holes awhile.
“That must have been one hell of a hail storm,” he said.

10 Responses to Just a little snippet of “They Said it would be Easy” raw – unedited

  1. Melvyn September 14, 2015 at 6:21 am #

    Its hard to be patient when you’re consumed with anticipation. Do you think we might get it before Xmas?

    • Mac September 15, 2015 at 8:56 am #

      Too far out too tell right now. Everything always seems to take longer than you want or expect. Especially when you are waiting on other people – who insist on having a life.

  2. Silke September 14, 2015 at 1:41 pm #

    I love your humor, mady me laugh right away.
    And that’s almost also worth some gold on Mondays 🙂

    • aze September 14, 2015 at 3:46 pm #

      I like those dry and almost sarcastic lines, too.
      I bet the other ship got a few holes burned through the keel and sank.

      • Mac September 15, 2015 at 8:54 am #

        You think?

  3. WRDNg September 14, 2015 at 9:22 pm #

    Thnx for keeping us busy. Have you gotten the cover for FM3 yet? Love to see it if its available.

    • Mac September 15, 2015 at 8:53 am #

      Nope – She says this month. But the lady is as busy as a one armed paper hanger.

  4. James Crutchley September 16, 2015 at 8:47 pm #

    Love the snippets. Can’t wait for book to come out. Hope you write a bunch more. Keep working on it. Sounds great based on snippets! Take your time and get it right even if we all complain and ask”When! When! When!” LOL. Anyway’s really enjoy reading your ebooks. have read them all several times.

  5. Cheryl September 18, 2015 at 10:18 am #

    Yes! This snippet is a perfect example of the reason so many love your writing.

  6. Katie September 22, 2015 at 5:03 pm #

    Love your short snipits! They make the waiting easier…..

    And a BIG THANKS!!!!

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