Sunday, February 10, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 8 Sentence Sunday ~ Stutter Creek

Hi everyone ~
Here are the next 8 sentences in my upcoming romantic thriller, Stutter Creek.  It is slated for release around June 1, 2013.

Stutter Creek 

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 and winds up fighting to stay alive.

In last Sunday's snippet, a girl named Mandy was on her way to work (evening shift) when she spied a small boy standing beside the road, alone. She texted her coworker, Myra, to ask her to tell the boss she was going to be late because she was stopping to pick up a boy on the edge of town. But Myra obviously didn't "get" what Mandy was telling her about the boy.

Here are the next 8:

Myra sent back a row of question marks.

“L8R,” Mandy responded. She looked all around. She had assumed the little guy would come 

dashing up to the car as soon as she had come to a stop. But even when she could no longer hear 

the crunch of her tires on gravel, he still hadn’t materialized.

I didn’t pass him by that much.

Craning her neck to see past the Toyota’s blind spot, Mandy dropped the phone into the center 

console drink holder and shoved the gearshift into park. A thick stand of live oaks cast a deep 

shadow over the bar ditch.

Afterthought: I hope you enjoyed today's snippet.  Be sure to check out the other author's at the main website: 


  1. Oh dear, this is getting more and more ominous. I thought the little boy was perhaps a decoy last I'm intrigued and this is very tense! Great excerpt!

    1. Oh, you are good! (I just noticed my formatting went haywire ~ oops.)

  2. Uh-oh. Something is amiss here. I love the final sentence, as it starts to build up a picture of something more eerie than the situation first suggested. I also like how you use several senses in a few sentences, it makes the description really vivid.

  3. Intriguing six, making me wonder just who the little boy is.

  4. There's so much more going on here than I thought. Can't wait to read more. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Missi. I've got to be sure to check my formatting next time!

  6. Was he real or maybe a hologram or cardboard cutout? Not good. She needs to drive on.

  7. Oh, spooky image of the vanished boy and the shadowy live oaks. :-)

  8. Oh, creepy. Where did he go? Good snippet, Ann. :)


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