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Saturday, August 8, 2020

WeWriWa: EU40


                                                                Happy August!
     Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors. Happy August! Thank you to everyone who left a comment last week. 
     I'm reposting the bit about the relaxed rules in case I've missed anyone:
     In short, the WeWriWa rules have been relaxed. The goal is to maintain ease of finding the weekly snippet, but allowing more promo for published books.  You can check them out here: http://wewriwa.blogspot.com/p/the-rules-of-wewriwa.html
      We love our core group, the close-knit community that has evolved here at WeWriWa, the ease and joy of our weekly 'gathering,' but we also recognize that the time authors spend sharing and commenting has to make marketing sense, too. Time is precious.  This change would also eliminate the need for the "wonky punctuation to stay within guidelines" disclaimer.   

      If you'd like to participate or read tempting morsels from other authors, please sign up--or check the linky list at: http://wewriwa.blogspot.com/
      Also, check out the Snippet Sunday group on facebook. 
     This snippet is from Emmily, Unbound, an SFR story. 
To read a compilation of all snippets posted for this story, click Here: Emmily Unbound, Chapter 1  Emmily, the main character, has lost pretty much everything in the last twelve months: her marriage, her parents, her job, and her house. She and her dog, Murphy, have moved to the mountains of Pennsylvania into an old, remote, hunting camp her parents willed to her. It's her first full day here and after a trip to town to get supplies, she's in the midst of being carjacked--or kidnapped or taken hostage--out in the boonies. One of her kidnappers demanded--help at gunpoint. They've carried a body out of the woods--she thought was a dead body. It ended with:
I lean in to close the back of the SUV, and see his eyes as they fly open, wild, startled, with elongated pupils.
     Oh. My. Gawd. Animal eyes.
        Now, the  snippet:

     He looks around, then his gaze settles on me. A wave of ice crawls through me, starting at my feet and working north. His expression is no longer pain, and, surprisingly, it isn’t fear. I’d be scared breathless if I were him. But no. This guy is full of anger, perhaps even hatred. His eyes narrow. His lips go from a thin line to a sneer, and he growls out words I don’t understand. I stumble back, away from the immediate threat. 
     Incapacitated or not, I bet he could jump right out of that blanket and make me sorrier than I already am they chose me to hold at gunpoint.

        That's the snippet. A few more lines if you're interested. :-)
     As much as Kade claims I have no choice, no, nope. This is not happening. The injured man seems every bit as steeled to keep me away as I am to stay away from him. Judging by the looks he’s giving me.

        Yikes!  Thanks so much for reading, and if you left a comment, I'll throw in a virtual hug. 


  1. Animal eyes, words she doesn't understand, blood...so much tension! I really want to know what's going to happen next!

  2. Yikes, for sure! But I don't think either one has a choice at this moment. Curious to read more!

  3. Nothing about this situation seems good for her

  4. He's reacting to her reaction! He doesn't expect cooperation or compassion. I wonder if she'll be able to offer it?

  5. Julie Evelyn JoyceAugust 9, 2020 at 10:52 AM

    Love the descriptions in this scene, and the short, staccato sentences. It really helps to set the tone. Very nicely written, my friend!

  6. So, what is it about her that evokes this reaction in him? They've never met before, have they?

  7. This is getting way weirder. Does she suspect yet that these people aren't...people? The animal eyes reference made me think of Michael Jackson in Thriller! :) Can't wait to read more!

  8. I'm guessing he hates humans in general. Not that that would make her feel any better to learn...

  9. He doesn't seem to like humans. Are the others the same?

  10. Another interesting twist thrown into the mix! At least she's got some backbone and sense of self preservation...great snippet.

  11. Obviously, not all aliens respond to helpful humans like E.T.

  12. Uh oh. Seems he's just as not happy at the situation as she is, maybe more.

  13. Neither of them seems to have much use for the other.

  14. I'm curious to know why he's not happy to see her standing there. I'm loving the snippets.

  15. Not the reaction I was suspecting! Once again you keep me on my toes. But I'm wondering if the others have these aggressive feelings and are better at concealing them.

  16. Sometimes the best romances come out of antagonism at the beginning. I can't wait to see where this story goes!