Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Dinnae


This week’s word is super easy. I had a different word in mind for today, but the snippet was full of spoilers 😬 And, as I can’t search for just italics in Scrivener, I thought I’d cheat and go with a nice easy one.

Here’s the snippet… (unedited first draft)

“I, I…” the words evaporated before reaching Elle’s lips. She’d never outright lied to her sister–at least not to her face–and the thought of doing it now twisted her stomach.

“She had specialised training while working at the embassy,” Adam said from the doorway, his eyes fixed on Elle. “We need to move.” He turned, addressing Dani. “Killian’s waiting for you.”

Dani slid her leg into the artificial limb, her eyes on Adam the whole time, probably willing him to say something so she could have the fight she so desperately wanted to have with Elle. “One scratch on her, and I’ll hunt you down and feed you your own spleen.”

“I dinnae doubt it.”

Running the Asset (Deniable Unit #1)

If you didn’t get the meaning for dinnae from the snippet, it means do not. See, nice and simple!

That’s it for this week

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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,, and our squirrel army.​

11 thoughts on “Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Dinnae

  1. Chris Hall says:

    I dinnae even need the context!

    1. Woohoo! Thanks for the feedback, Chris! 🤗

  2. bushboy says:

    Easy as

    1. Awesome! Thanks for letting me know 🤩

  3. Got it easily!

    1. Excellent! Thanks for taking the time to let me know 😊

      1. Your’e welcome

  4. A dinnae fuss aboot hit an kent the meanin richt awa.

    1. A’ll hae tae fun sum haird yins fir doon the linie. 😉

      1. A’m luikin forrit tae hit! 😁

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