Saturday, September 3, 2016

Just Say No ~ Weekend Writing Warriors / #8sunday / 09/04/16

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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.

Here we are a few pages later and there is an ugly and angry town meeting going on about the pipeline and mall project. Sherry Pulaski has brought an expert environmental engineer and his comments have riled up the townspeople even more. Scott and his buddy (Old Man Hunter) are not happy.
(btw, last week Annie left suddenly because she was murmuring in her sleep and disturbed her husband who angrily woke her and told her to go sleep on the couch)

Creative editing (a.k.a. condensed to fit) alert!  Here are Nine lines...  

People were angry, Annie didn’t like what she was hearing, she had a bad feeling that Scott was deeply entrenched in whatever was being bullied through.
Annie saw Scott and Old Man Hunter in the back of the room, and they looked angry.
Led by Pulaski, the crowd started chanting “Just say no.”
Annie kept her mouth shut, she didn’t want to incur her husband’s wrath.
She followed the crowd as they filed out of the room when the meeting was over and walked up behind Scott and Hunter and overheard their angry comments.
“She’s got to be stopped and all of her damn compatriots, too.”
“Don’t worry, they will be,” Hunter reassured Scott.
“You’re still going ahead with the plan?”
They realized that Annie was there and stopped talking.

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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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17 comments:

Ed Hoornaert said...

Cool. She didn't even have to dream to find herself in the middle of another dangerous situation -- and this time she can't just wake up to be safe.

Christina Ochs said...

Uh-oh, I hope Scott doesn't punish her for the inadvertent eavesdropping. Still, maybe she can use the information.

Elyzabeth M. VaLey said...

Uh-oh. I agree with what Ed said. She's in danger and awake now. *gulp*

Nancy Gideon said...

One never overhears good things about one's self! I feel for Annie's situation, both personal and professional. Nice job, Chelle.

Charmaine Gordon said...

There's big trouble for Annie and here it comes. Run, Annie, Run. Wonderful snippet.

Aurora Springer said...

I'm afraid trouble is coming. What a rotten husband!

Veronica Scott said...

Uh oh, sounds very ominous...but I enjoyed the snippet because I love your heroine! And the karma...

Jessica E. Subject said...

This does not sound like a good situation. Sounds like things may erupt.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Annie seems to be in a bit of a pickle.

Caitlin Stern said...

Hopefully her husband doesn't decide she's heard too much, or things will go even worse for her.

Amy Braun said...

Uh oh, what plan?! Good snippet. :D

P.T.Wyant said...

Are they talking about her or that Sherry Pulaski person mentioned before the snippet? Either way, things are ominous...

Iris B said...

Troubles in and out of her dreams .... loving it.

Rin-Rin said...

I can see some real trouble on the horizon. Her husband doesn't sound very nice. :/ ....great snippet! :)

Daelyn Morgana said...

What plan!? C'mon, you can't leave us hanging on that. Trouble is brewing and I have a bad feeling that it's going to be law-breaking trouble. This story is a real hook.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

This is probably not good that she overheard this...whatever is going down. It can't be good and I'm wondering what it is.

The Belle in Blue said...

I don't know what the plan is but it can't be good if it's coming from those two. Great snippet!

~Joyce Scarbrough