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