Sunday, August 28, 2016

Reunions - snippet 7 (Josh) #RainbowSnippets

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Here's another snippet from Reunions (Hiding Behind The Couch #7). This is part of a chapter I've been working on this weekend, in which Josh and Gabby (who attended university together) are reuniting after twenty years. Xander is Gabby's cousin; back in uni, Josh and Xander had...an unusual acquaintanceship.

Here's the snippet:
From Spinoza to toast... It was a distinction between himself and Xander he had clung to over the years. The comparisons - mostly his own, although he'd never forgotten Sean's quip about Josh's glasses making him look like Xander - had bothered him. He didn't want to be like Xander because he didn't like Xander. Not only was he a mirror for the aspects of himself Josh most despised, Xander also evoked a feeling it had taken him twenty years to pin down, specifically: intellectual attraction.

Which rather proved his point about the limitations of genius.
Reunions will be out around Christmastime...

You can read more about Josh, Gabby and Xander in Ruminations - a stand-alone novel about university life (with some ghosty stuff along the way).

Thanks for reading,
Deb x

9 comments:

  1. Really intrigued to know more about them!

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    1. Thanks, PT. I think I may need to hunt Xander down and give him some more page time. ;)

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  2. That's interesting that he's using Xander as a model of the things he doesn't like in himself.

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    1. Hm. He always does it, too, and only with Xander.

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  3. I both love and hate Josh right now for pointing out that I have experienced *exactly* the same thing. Though I'm not quite as genius as Josh, LOL.

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    1. LOL. I dunno about that. :)

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  4. I don't have to say such a simpleton statement, but this is an interesting couple. The "mirror" stuff...looking ahead to learning more. A "couple" that doesn't quite like each other, but... ;)

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    1. Yep, I definitely sense the need for a Josh and Xander reunion... :D

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  5. Ooo, interesting relationship you've set up!

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