After deleting the part of the scene that wasn’t working, I decided a connecting scene was needed. It didn’t need to be long, but it had to flow. So, I wrote one. And the story flows. It progresses.
The next “snag” is the subsequent scene. Another rewrite. Maybe. But it’s almost 1am (despite the blog clock claming otherwise) and the brain needs rest, as do the eyes.
More to follow later.