Saturday, July 20, 2013

#WeekendWritingWarriors -- Phantoms!

Hello Peeps!  Sorry I missed last week, life has been kinda crazy.  Tonight, after a delicious Rosa's meal of fajitas, tamales, queso, roasted jalapenos, and soapy-pillows, we played kickball in the front yard with the grandkids.  The weather was perfect.  Love those amazing clouds--they make the best cooling shadows!  Will someone come and pry me from the bed tomorrow?  My back is already talking to me . . . and all the words consist of just four letters!  #Ouch!

Okay, enough of that, this week's snippet comes from Stevie-girl and the Phantom of Crybaby Bridge.  I love this book--the characters are so unpredictable!  They took me down many unexpected paths as I rushed to get them down on paper.  That's why I'm lowering the price to 99 cents.  I want everyone to have a chance to get to know Jase and Stevie-girl.

In fact, I'm going to make ALL THREE PHANTOM BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR ONLY .99 EACH for the rest of the summer!


This week, I pulled from the latter part of the book.  Stevie ran off in a huff, and now she's lost in the woods.  Worse yet, something is following her.  Here we go -- from Stevie's POV:



            The blackness under the bushes was the perfect shadow-cave.  I couldn’t really see anything—
            Then, suddenly, I could. 
            I could see sharp, white teeth in a black snout.  A feral smile . . .
            I began to run.  Not only did my feet unfreeze, they took on a life of their own.  It was all I could do to keep from crashing headlong into low-hanging branches and forearm-grabbing brambles.

Afterthought: That's all for this week.  For more WeWriWa Snippets, go HERE!

30 comments:

  1. Would Steve-girl be appropriate for my ten-year old? She loves mysteries and paranormals, but likes humor.

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    1. Yes, it has a couple of scary scenes but no inappropriate language or adult situations.

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  2. Exciting snippet! Wonderfully descriptive.

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  3. I love that her feet took on a life of their own! Fun!

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    1. Haha...isn't that always the way? They will either go or they won't. LOL

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  4. Ann, wow! Scary scene well written. Thanks.

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  5. Scary! I'm glad she was able to run away, excellent excerpt!

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  6. Excellent description and great building of suspense/fear. Good job.

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  7. Awesome scene! Love the sudden fear and suspense that jerked me right out of my seat!

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  8. Great action! Terror in the dark--well done, Ann! :-)

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    1. Terror in the Dark...now that sounds like a story I would read!

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  9. Things don't sound great for Stevie! Great snippet.
    ~Skye

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  10. Not only did my feet unfreeze, they took on a life of their own.

    I love this line!

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  11. Forearm grabbing branches! Love it. Nice panic stricken snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Sharon. Panic stricken is always good. LOL

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  12. Nice description in the scene Ann! Wonder now if this creature is friend or foe?

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