#SnippetSunday “Then again, what had she expected?” #Sundayblog #MFRWAuthor #amwriting

This is still the story set in Tasmania, Leonie’s attempt to travel around the beautiful Australian state. Today’s snippet is in Leonie’s POV.
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“You must be Leonie.”
She shot around and almost bumped into a young, possibly mid-twenty year old woman. Leonie’s initial thought was that it must’ve been Mrs. Hamill’s granddaughter.
“Yes, I am,” she finally replied, holding out her hand.
The young woman reached out and gently shook it. “Nice meeting you, Leonie. I’m Jenny Hamill.”
“Nice to meet you, too. I assume Hans Mattys has contacted you.”
Jenny let out a soft giggle. “Yes, he has and so has Alex. Apparently your holiday so far has been a nightmare and I’ve been instructed to make your stay as comfortable as possible.”
With slightly raised eyebrows, Leonie asked, “Are you Mrs. Hamill’s granddaughter?”
The woman’s soft giggle turned into a bark of laughter. “I’m sorry. I know that was rude. Just to clarify, I’m Mrs. Hamill. Alex and I’ve known each other since high school. When times got a bit tough, he helped us out financially and in return I look after his house over here.” She paused and looked out across the ocean. “However, I have to say, letting someone else stay here’s a first, so please let me know what you need and consider it done.”
Leonie’s shoulders rose and fell with a deep breath. It wasn’t what she’d expected. Then again, what had she expected?

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15 thoughts on “#SnippetSunday “Then again, what had she expected?” #Sundayblog #MFRWAuthor #amwriting”

    1. I’m sure there would be a few questions going through her mind in regard to Alex’s relationship to Jenny 😉

      My daughter is going to stay in Jasper for the next few months. And, yes, it’s a long way, and I’m struggling …

      1. Cool — she’ll be in my old stomping grounds! Sort of.

        I used to live about 300km west of Jasper, with nothing in between but mountains and moose. Our town (Clearwater) had 1500 people and it was by far the biggest place until you got to Jasper, pop.~4500. Australia has a similar level of emptiness, I’m sure. If I still lived up there (I wish!) I’d say we should try to get together, but alas, no.

        1. I loved Jasper when we went there years ago. I’m sure once she gets over her homesickness she’ll enjoy the scenery. We don’t haven’t got anything like that over here 🙂 I’d just wish the whole situation would be under better circumstances.

    1. Yes, it’s been a interesting couple of days 😉 and I assume I’d be having a giggle at an assumption like this 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

  1. I suspect Leonie has the wrong idea about Mrs Hamill.
    It seems the wrong time to be moving to a distant continent. Actually, I did something similar – I moved from UK to US when I was 24 and got married four years later. But my parents visited every year and we took holidays with them.

    1. I wouldn’t say “wrong” but slightly discontorted.
      Yes, i moved from Germany to Australia when i was in my late 20s, but unfortunately I haven’t been able to visit “home” that often. 🙁 And, yes, I agree, awkward times to be away from home.

  2. Enjoyed the snippet and the way her assumptions got upended…I do enjoy your characters – they seem so real life, as if I might know them if I lived there.

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