It’s Weekend Writing Warriors time. Thanks for spending part of your Sunday with me. After a month of traveling, which included the RWA conference, I finally return to share snippets from my stories. I’m sharing an 8 from my new short story entitled, Barbecued, which is a new adult suspense/horror. I’m not sure if I will publish it or not. I’ll return to share snippets from my novel in September. Anyways, here’s the info:
Set-up: My heroines Melissa and Ashley, two teenage sisters, are vacationing at a country house rented by their parents. While their parents are at a party, Melissa and Ashley are relaxing on a couch and watching TV in the basement. Suddenly, the couch spins them around, dumping them into a walled room. The POV is from Melissa.
Pushing my hair away from my face, I got to my feet as Ashley gingerly stood up. While she massaged her arm, I crumpled my brows, gazing at the steel walls that completely surrounded us. Without a single exit, my stomach felt rock hard, and I wasn’t even sure if we were even in the house. Ashley glanced down at the frigid metal floor beneath our feet. Looking down, I was almost impressed by its’ weird hexagon pattern that spread across the entire room.
“H-how are we gonna get outta here?” Ashley asked, as she turned to me. Without answering, I slowly approached the wall to my left, reaching out to touch it when a female voice called from above. “There’s no way out, young lady!”
I will continue sharing more from this story next week. We will see what’s in store for Melissa and Ashley. Your comments are always helpful and appreciated. I look forward to reading your snippets as well. Click on the link above for the official list of participating authors.