#Scotstober Day 27 #Sklent

Today’s word is sklent. As a verb, it means to move at a slant, to zigzag; to slope, to slant; to aim sideways; to look sideways, to squint. As a noun, it means slanting cut, slope, sideways movement, change of direction, sidelong glance. adjective: slanting

Here’s my response to the prompt (taken from Running The Asset):

Clamps soondit fae the wynd. Adam harled Elle intae heez airms an preesed hir agin the wa, makin shuir tae teug hir tap doon hir shouder. “Mak on ye dinnae laith me, or we’re deid.”

She maun hae seen the theif, acause Elle sklent hir mou agin heez. Hit wis taibitless. There wis nae radge i their connection, a fact at baith leepit him an left him caul.

And now in English.

Heavy footsteps sounded from the alleyway. Adam pulled Elle into his arms and pressed her against the wall, making sure to tug her top down her shoulder. “Pretend you don’t loathe me, or we’re dead.”

She must have seen the goon, because Elle slanted her mouth against his. It was without feeling. There was no passion in their connection, a fact that both warmed him and left him cold.

Author: Susan T. Braithwaite

Royal Navy veteran from Scotland. My journey into writing started with a screenwriting certificate program at UCLA Ext. Since then, I've worked as a freelance content writer, erotica author, proofreader, professional beta reader, and content editor. I'm now working hard on my dream writing career: romantic suspense author. When I'm not writing, I can be found drinking too much coffee, obsessing over yarn, and planning world domination with my husband, jezbraithwaite.blog, and our squirrel army.​

7 thoughts on “#Scotstober Day 27 #Sklent

  1. bushboy says:

    That was 50% 🙂

    1. Still in awe that you’re doing so well on reading Scots!

  2. Chris Hall says:

    Yep, another tricky one! I don’t think we’re picking up the lingo so well… Still, good scene!

    1. Thanks, Chris! Yea, this one is a toughie, but I’m so impressed that you’re trying to read an out of context snippet in a language you don’t speak.

      1. Chris Hall says:

        I did get a chance to listen to the lingo when I was working up in Glasgow, although my overwhelming memory of those days was people’s penchant for chips and cheese in the staff canteen… 😛

      2. I’m part Glasweigan and part Peterheider (NE coast Scotland) so I’m not really into the chips and cheese. I’m more into chips and special sauce from Zanre’s in Peterhead. I’ve seriously thought about cycling the 170 miles from Glasgow for some sauce. How did I fall into a chips rabbit hole? You did this, Chris! 🤣

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