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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sweet Saturday Sample: Fortuna

My sample today comes from my current WIP where we see my hero having some difficulty explaining the name of his farm to a new acquaintance. Rocky is a former professional wrestler.

At the conclusion of the service, a woman seated nearby made her way to them and held out her hand. “Welcome to Holy Cross. I’m Wanda Meadows.”

They shook hands with her. “I’m Rocky Brooks, and this is my fiancĂ©e, Aimee Sherwood.”

“Oh, you’re the people who bought Four Tuna. I read about finding the cemetery and the discovery of the property’s name. It made the front page of the local paper.”

Rocky shook his head. “It’s Fortuna, not Four Tuna.”

“Oh, I get it. It’s one word. Fourtuna.”

“No, Fortuna. For not four.”

Wanda beamed at Rocky. “That’s right. Fourtuna.”

Rocky gave up.


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said... how the words create such a misunderstanding...the dialogue is intriguing.

Thanks for sharing, and here's

Jenna said...

Language can be such a challenge! LOL Loved the dialogue! Wonder if they'll ever get it right? :)

Patricia Kiyono said...

Hope they figure it out! Thanks for sharing.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Thanks for coming, everyone. I hope you enjoyed my sample.

Carrie-Anne said...

Cute sample! Who hasn't misheard something when they've never seen it written out?

Ute Carbone said...

LOL I think they ought to go with four tuna. I can picture the logo... Great Sample, Elaine!