Saturday, February 23, 2013

Stutter Creek - Weekend Writing Warriors


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Here are the next 8 sentences in my upcoming romantic thriller, Stutter Creek.  It is slated for release on June 1, 2013 from 5 Prince Publishing.

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Following her father’s death and the collapse of her marriage, Beth retreats to the family cabin at Stutter Creek where she stumbles across the path of a serial 
killer.


In last week's entry, a girl named Mandy saw a small boy beside the road.  When she stopped her car and rolled down the window to check on him, a man yanked open the car door, leapt across the seat, and slapped a strip of duct tape across her mouth.  Here's what happened next:



     He buried his free hand knuckle deep in the thick blonde braid at the base of her skull even as his other hand slid down to her windpipe and began to squeeze.

Mandy’s fight instinct kicked in then, and she whipped her head back and forth in an effort to dislodge his hands. His stench, and the oily filth of his unkempt hair, was sickening. She clawed at his eyes, ripped at his skin, but it was no use.  The psycho laughed and simply leaned his head back out of her reach.
That’s when Mandy began to claw at her own face, attempting to scratch the silver tape off her mouth. It didn’t matter. There was no one around to hear her scream even if she could have gotten it off.
       

Afterthought

I hope you enjoyed today's snippet.  I will continue to post the next 8 until the book is released on June 1st.  Be sure to check out the other authors at the main Website:  wewriwa.com

22 comments:

  1. Superb writing, as usual! I can't wait until this awesome book releases and I doubly can't wait to see the cover!!!

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    1. Thanks! I can't wait to see the cover, either. Viola did such a gorgeous job on ALL three of your covers. I really love the latest one! That green is superb!

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  2. Oh DEAR! I like that she's keeping her head, trying everything. Very intense and of course I must read more. Terrific excerpt!

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  3. Oh no! This is both suspenseful and chilling.

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  4. Great suspense! Enjoyed reading it and am looking forward to the next instalment.

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you. That's what I love to hear!

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  5. Well that's pretty nasty. Poor Mandy. Nice snippet.

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    1. It is awful, isn't it? And it gets so much worse...

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  6. Very scary and good! Tough to wait another week! Will she get away or won't she? Excellent snippet!

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    1. Thank you so much! Now, I can't wait for next week either. LOL

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  7. Scary stuff. I don't think this will end well. On the other hand maybe this isn't the serial killer. We have a tendency to think of those psychos as unkempt, dirty and dangerous-looking when just as often the opposite is true and it's the last person you'd expect.

    You're doing a great job of keeping me guessing, Ann!

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    1. Haha. That's the thing about Sunday snippets, you can't read ahead! Thanks, Kate!

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  8. Just HAD to comment :D Things are looking grim for Mandy. I'm glad to see she is still fighting though. I'm rooting for her.. well, for obvious reasons ;)

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  9. What a tense moment. It seems like an impossible situation. How can she possibly get free? Was the boy a decoy?

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    1. Yes, very tense. Almost time to post another snippet.

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