That horrible brick wall happens to me every time I have two spies meet and they need to identify themselves through code. This should be a brief, funny moment within a tightly wound plot. I agonize over the lines and am rarely happy with the result. In fact, I go bat-poop crazy trying to think of “the perfect words.”
So I’m asking for help.
Here is the scenario. Sadie answers her NYC apartment door. An unknown guy is standing there. He says… and she says… I’ve already dealt with his description, and the tone of the meeting. I need some funny lines they are forced to say.
To show you how badly I need your help, I’ll share the lines I have stuck in there for now as a placeholder:
“He nodded. “I understand the Bing-cherry blossoms have bloomed.”
Which moron came up with these lines? “On the streets of Seattle,” she replied.
“Never had a flower line before.” His voice was low…”
Now you see how desperate I am.
Any suggestions? If I use your lines, they will be in the book (launching in August), you will be acknowledged inside it, and I will send you a copy.