December already. Christmas is looming and I hope you’re all getting your shopping done. It’s been a wet weekend here in northern Kentucky. Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors. A great place to meet talented writers, while getting feedback on your stories. I’m offering an 8 from The Burning Night.
Set-up: Melissa and Ashley are trapped in a room under the watchful eye of Emily and her two daughters, Sandra and Ally. Emily insults Melissa and Ashley’s father, when Ashley decides she’s heard enough (she’s very fond of her dad). She speaks first as she gives Emily an earful.
The eight (modified from the original to fit the 8-sentence rule):
“Go to hell you whore and leave our dad alone, let us outta here, or I’ll come up there and kick your-”
Emily slammed one hand on the skylight glass and roared, “I’ve had enough of your mouth, young lady, if I were your mother, I’d slap your face!”
She rubbed her palms and an evil grin stretched across her face like the witch from The Wizard of Oz. “Ashley and Melissa Murdock…your time has come!”
Ashley and I looked at each other and grimaced, while the hair on my arms lifted.
“Prepare yourselves for the hot foot to wipe out all hot feet,” Emily said with an icy voice.
I swallowed the lump in my throat, and I didn’t even know what a ‘hot foot’ was.
“Sandy,” Emily said, turning to her right, “switch it on!”
That can’t be good for the poor teens. Next week you’ll see what Sandra switches on. As always, I value your feedback. I look forward to reading your snippets.
I’d like to send a shout-out to all the NaNoWriMo participants – Well done on your hard work!