Sleight of Hand

stockvault-magician-gets-a-man-to-pick-a-card239358I have a love/hate relationship with the word “said.”

I often feel using “said” is a cop-out. It’s boring and mundane, the “the” of the verb universe. The mind doesn’t even see it, passes right over it without a hitch of breath. I’ve tried to avoid using it at all costs.

However, in a Cozy Mystery when trying to slip pertinent facts passed on-alert readers, “said” can be used to hurry a sentence along. Rush the clue through the readers’ minds without so much as that hitch of breath.

It’s sly and wily.

I rather like that in a word.

Until tomorrow…


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