Hi! Welcome to another Weekend Writing Warrior and Snippet Sunday round. Every week writers post 8-to-10 sentences on their blogs from a published or unpublished book. Then we "hop" around and leave comments on each other's snippets. Whether our work is already published or in progress, the helpful comments help us become stronger writers on our next WIP. We welcome EVERYONE's comments.
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 Annie found herself in a room with the kidnapped girl when "some force" seemed to pull her away. This week she is outside where there is a lot of police activity... I had to edit a lot out in order to make this piece of action fit.
Creative editing alert! Here are ten lines...
Gunfire noise startled Annie, she was no longer in the room with the girl; she watched as a man running from the nearby house went down after another shot sounded.
“We have no clue where the girl is,” Dave was coming around the shed and shouting directions to the other officers.
Annie tucked herself even tighter against the wall of the weathered shed and looked at the face of the man lying on the ground, “that’s not him,” she whispered.
“What did you say,” Dave stopped short when he saw her, raising his handgun towards her, “who are you?”
She paused and looked at the gun in his hand, “you can see me, how can you see me?”
“Of course I can see you, where is the girl?”
“Hey Boss, there’s no one else in the house,” Tim and another officer jogged over to Dave, they both looked at his raised handgun curiously, “everything okay?”
Dave noticed that neither man acknowledged the woman he was speaking to, he slowly lowered the handgun, “any sign of the victim?”
“There’s another guy,” Annie said the words out loud and motioned to the shed they were standing next to, “there’s a secret room.”
Dave heard her, the others didn’t; Dave felt compelled to repeat her words.
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If you live in America or listen to news reports in other countries, you probably are aware that we know have our "presumptive" major party candidates ~ and let the FaceBook battles begin!
Okay, not really begin, it's been going on a while as we whittled the selections down. But now we are certainly in the middle of a world-wide head-turning reality show.
I wonder if anyone has truly changed their intended vote based on the arguments and postings on our FaceBook pages?
Without pushing for the candidate of my choice, I am going to try to influence every American of voting age to make sure you are registered and actually get out to vote. (and if you are overseas or traveling, make sure that you get your absentee ballots mailed IN TIME) Although a lot of people say it doesn't matter who WE vote for, the electoral college actually decides, our votes DO influence the decision.
As a matter of fact, historically the ONLY times that the electoral college decision has not agreed with the popular vote was when the tallies were really close and usually combined with low voter turnout. So if you really want to have a voice in choosing the next American President — VOTE.
We have two controversial candidates running, even if you have to vote for the "lesser of the evils" remember that if you DON'T vote, you might as well be casting a vote for the other candidate.
In the meanwhile let's try to be a bit gentle on Social Media. Informed debate is always healthy - name calling and broken friendships are NOT.