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A collection of snippets of the books I write and, occasionally, my life and the things that inspire my writing...

Saturday, January 29, 2022

WeWriWa:ATNS5


 


 


 

 

Welcome to a weekly post of Weekend Writing Warriors. If you'd like to check it out or give it a try, click here to go to wewriwa.blogspot.com

I'm working on edits for Emmily, Unbound--the book I've been sharing excerpts from for a long time. While I'm doing that, I'm going to share snippets from a WIP entitled Across the Night Sky. 

This is an Alien Abduction Romance.

Marissa (the MC) and her friend Tammy were playing hide and seek at a state park with Marissa's two year old son. Something happened, and Marissa is no longer with them in the park. It's cold, dimly lit, and the walls and floor are metal. She heard crashing and screaming, and now she's running for her life. Last week ended with this: She squeezed through the rough opening, and she ran.

This week's snippet:
          

 Everywhere was the same:  ceiling, floors, and walls. Dingy, old metal, peeling and flaking. She raced past a series of rooms-like boxes. Metal boxes? What the…?  More screams, and thundering crashes shook the floor as she rounded a corner. 

Terror squeezed her chest. There was some sort of an animal—a very large one--biting something in half. Was it…? She had to look. God! It was a person. She was going to be sick. This couldn’t be real. 

Real or not, in a weird sort of still-frame way, it had registered that the shirt wasn’t the bright red Tammy wore.

Well this is only getting worse for her. That's it for this week. Thank you so much for visiting and for reading! All comments appreciated. :-)
Have a lovely week, Warriors--and if you're in a cold zone, stay warm! 



Saturday, January 22, 2022

WeWriWa:ATNS4

 


 


 

 

Welcome to a weekly post of Weekend Writing Warriors. If you'd like to check it out or give it a try, click here to go to wewriwa.blogspot.com

I'm working on edits for Emmily, Unbound--the book I've been sharing excerpts from for a long time. While I'm doing that, I'm going to share snippets from a WIP entitled Across the Night Sky. 

This is an Alien Abduction Romance.

Marissa (the MC) and her friend Tammy were playing hide and seek at a state park with Marissa's two year old son. Something happened, and Marissa is no longer with them in the park. Last week ended with this: There was no longer an up or a down, no left or right, as she tumbled and twisted. Thud. Then everything went black.

This week's snippet:
          

A big metal door twisted off its hinges came into focus when Marissa opened her eyes. How did she get here—wherever here was? And where was Gavin?  At least the deafening noise was gone. How long had she been knocked out? She blinked hard, trying to get her bearings. 

Cold so sharp it registered as pain stung any exposed skin and seeped through her clothing. A quick look around only brought more confusion: bare walls blotched with rust, the same with the floor, and they both matched that mangled door leaning against its frame.  It’d taken something violent to do that.  Screams and a loud crash sent her to her feet. She squeezed through the rough opening, and she ran.

Well this is only getting worse for her. That's it for this week. Thank you so much for visiting and for reading! All comments appreciated. :-)
Have a lovely week, Warriors--and if you're in a cold zone, stay warm! 


Sunday, January 16, 2022

WeWriWa: ATNS3

 


 

 

Welcome to a weekly post of Weekend Writing Warriors. If you'd like to check it out or give it a try, check here at wewriwa.blogspot.com

I'm working on edits for Emmily, Unbound--the book I've been sharing excerpts from for a long time. While I'm doing that, I'm going to share snippets from a WIP entitled Across the Night Sky. 

This is an Alien Abduction Romance.

Marissa (the MC) and her friend Tammy are playing hide and seek with Marissa's two year old son. Last week ended with this: "Of course he wanted to do it “agin" but it was getting late, and now it was somewhere between lonely and creepy in this remote part of the park.

This week's snippet:
           He swayed on his tiptoes while he said, “Peeeeease.”

That sweet face, his pleading voice, she melted. “Okay, little man. One last time, then we have to go.”

Tammy took him back to the picnic table and sat down with him, drawing his attention away from his mom.

Marissa moved back behind the mountain laurel, not wanting to go any farther into the woods. Something didn't feel quite right.

Uneasiness gripped her, then her hair stood on end. Low vibration escalated to painful drumming. She pressed her hand over her ears and screamed for Gavin, for help, for it to stop. Squinting against brilliant, blue, light, she toppled onto her side. Falling...  There was no longer an up or a down, no left or right as she tumbled and twisted. Thud. Then everything went black.

 

Uh oh. What happened to her? That's it for this week. All comments appreciated. :-)
Have a lovely week, Warriors.

Saturday, January 8, 2022

WeWriWa: ATNS2


 

Welcome to a weekly post of Weekend Writing Warriors. If you'd like to check it out or give it a try, check here at wewriwa.blogspot.com

I'm working on edits for Emmily, Unbound--the book I've been sharing excerpts from for a long time. While I'm doing that, I'm going to share snippets from a WIP entitled Across the Night Sky. 

This is an Alien Abduction Romance.

Marissa (the MC) and her friend Tammy are playing hide and seek with Marissa's two year old son. Last week ended with Tammy finishing the countdown:   “Three, two, one.” 

This week's snippet:
            Gavin’s giggles drowned out her best friend’s words. Marissa’s cheeks ached from smiling. 

           To think that only two months ago, she’d still been with Ted, fearing every moment he was within striking distance. But Ted wasn’t part of her life anymore, at least no more than he had to be for Gavin’s supervised visitation.  A protection order kept him away. 

            She'd made her plan. She was going to be the best mom on the planet--and make up for the lousy life her little boy had lived until now.

He toddled around the playground looking for her, babbling as he went. When he came her way, she couldn’t wait anymore. She sprang from behind the bushes. “Here I am!”

He laughed and yelled, “Agin! Agin!”

Of course he wanted to do it “again" but it was getting late, and now it was somewhere between lonely and creepy in this remote part of the park.

Awe...all was going well, and then the torturous writer had to point out that it's lonely and creepy. :-) That's it for this week. All comments appreciated. :-)
Have a lovely week, Warriors.