Saturday, August 6, 2016

Discovery ~ Weekend Writing Warriors / 08/07/16

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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 . 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.

Annie visits Dave in another dream and they share an ALMOST NORMAL and comfortable conversation. Dave admits he is... confused by what is happening.

Creative editing alert!  Here are Nine lines... 

“Normally the only people that can see me are in trouble, maybe I’m there to comfort them so they don’t die alone.”
“That kidnapped girl didn’t die thanks to you.”
“You were already there.”
“We didn’t know where she was,” he leaned towards her, “it was you at that accident, wasn’t it?”
She looked away thinking of the children in the car.
“You made that phone call, how did you do that?”
“I woke up and called the police.”
“And then you came back to the scene,” Dave laughed, “if someone else was telling me that this was happening to him I would think he was crazy.”
She bit her lip, “there are people who think that I am crazy when I try to tell them what I’ve seen.”
“The idea freaks me out, just do me a favor and assure me that this is real, I mean as real as it can be,” he paused, “it is a hard concept to swallow.”
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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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18 comments:

Charmaine Gordon said...

Exciting scene. Good thing the husband wasn't around. What a devil.

The Belle in Blue said...

I don't blame either one of them for being confused. This is definitely not something you deal with every day! Great snippet.

~Joyce Scarbrough

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

It would be very strange. Glad they feel comfortable enough to share their feelings about it.

Christina Ochs said...

Glad they're figuring this out, though I don't blame Dave for struggling to come to terms with it.

Veronica Scott said...

Loving the story, glad they've reached a point where they can actually discuss what she does as real. Terrific!

Cara Bristol said...

I really like what you're doing with this.

Daelyn Morgana said...

I'm glad he seems to be taking this in stride and trying to accept it as real. He's fitting the pieces together. Nice snippet.

Caitlin Stern said...

It is a difficult thing to wrap your brain around, but once you eliminate the impossible...

Ed Hoornaert said...

I trust Annie is going to get some of the recognition and thanks that she deserves ... and maybe more than just recognition and thanks from him. ;-)

Gem Sivad said...

I'm glad he believes her but I hope he doesn't reveal her ability to others.

P.T.Wyant said...

He seems pretty calm about it, at least in his dreams.

Elyzabeth M. VaLey said...

I love that he's so calm about it and is trying to understand it. Great snippet!

Iris B said...

I find the concept hard to understand as well .... and at the same time loving it. great snippet!

Linda said...

It's good that they have at least found someone who understands.

Kim Magennis said...

Excellent snippet, as always Chelle. I love how you craft your dialogue.

Teresa Cypher said...

Good job showing the characters' candor about the situation. I think you've brought the reality of it out--that people would think they're crazy if they knew. :-)

Cecilia Corona said...

Fantastic snippet, you can tell how comfortable they characters are with each other.

Elizabeth Alsobrooks said...

This is really getting interesting.