Saturday, June 25, 2016

How did he have that kind of power? ~ Weekend Writing Warriors / #8sunday / 06/26/16

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A long, long time ago I shared a few snippets from my Paranormal Romantic Suspense, Karma Visited (only 5) - and we didn't get a full taste of this story. Since I am working on a sequel and revisiting the story for myself, I'm sharing more with you and soaking up your comments.

Do you believe in karma? Annie Furman has a gift that allows her, while she sleeps, to visit people in their time of need - but who will be there for her when she needs help? Undersheriff Dave Turner is investigating a series of home invasions and homicides. He has no idea that solving this case will lead him to the woman of his dreams.

Last week Dave and Annie "met" and neither one could believe it. Annie is no longer dreaming, she can't understand how that Sheriff saw her and spoke to her - normally people only saw her when a life was in danger...

Creative editing alert!  Here are nine lines... 

Annie was shaking as she sat on the side of her bed while Scott was puttering around the room getting dressed and slamming the drawers shut as he took what he needed.
“Are you going to sit there all day?”
“No, I’ll go get your breakfast made,” she couldn’t look at him, she was afraid he’d see the truth and call her crazy again. She slid off of the bed and dug her toes into the soft plush carpeting.
“Just coffee, I’m in a hurry.”
Annie slipped her robe and slippers on and left the room.
She watched the dark brown liquid as the coffee dripped into the pot as she wondered how that man could see her? He spoke to her, he heard her, and how the hell had he seen her at the accident? How did he have that kind of power?

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My life changed after I died.
It’s not like I had any special powers.
They just didn’t understand me.
They underestimated me.
I had a gift.

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Just for fun trivia

If you like chocolate pudding, then today is your day!
June 26 is National Chocolate Pudding Day
In 1934, General Foods (Jello) introduced chocolate pudding mix as “Walter Baker’s Dessert.”

How do you like to eat your chocolate pudding?
Personally I like slivered strawberries and a nice big dollop of whipped cream on top.

Yumm, my mouth is watering just thinking about this.
Don't you think this would make a very romantic dessert for two?
What is your favorite dessert?


Unknown said...

How indeed. The plot thickens. Nice snippet.

Elyzabeth M. VaLey said...

She's definitely shaken. I wonder how long it'll be until they "meet" again. Great snippet!

Jess Schira said...

Intriguing! I love the premise of this story

Kim M said...

I wonder if he is as shaken as she is? I suspect not, which begs her question. And the question of what he is going to do about it

Kim M said...

I wonder if he is as shaken as she is? I suspect not, which begs her question. And the question of what he is going to do about it

P.T.Wyant said...

Good question.

And so far I'm pretty sure I don't like Scott.

Aurora Springer said...

I hope she meets that man again soon. She needs someone better in her life.

Cecilia said...

Things are getting intense. Great snippet. Can't wait to find out more.

J said...

Intriguing! How can he see, indeed? Looking forward to more.

Ed Hoornaert said...

Do you just hate it when the established rules change in mid step? I don't blame her for being upset ... though I suspect it will turn out all right.

Unknown said...

Yes, I'd like to know too!

The Belle in Blue said...

Curiouser and curiouser! I'd be confused too.

~Joyce Scarbrough

Elaine Cantrell said...

Maybe the other guy is like her.

Siobhan Muir said...

The plot thickens and I'm betting he's just as surprised. Great snippet, Chelle. :)

Cara Bristol said...

She's the one with the power though, right?

Addison Albright said...

I can't help wondering if he sees her any differently than he sees regular people. Does he even know she's different?

Iris B said...

Interesting questions ... adding to the already intriguing story. Look forward to more.

Veronica Scott said...

Interesting that she assumes it's his power, not hers. Really enjoying the story, so well done. Great snippet, with the everyday routine contrasted to the uncanny events!

Anonymous said...

That's exactly what I'm wondering as well! I hope we get the answer to that question.

Cecilia said...

Yes! How?!