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Weekend Writing Warriors/#8Sunday – Prepare Yourselves!

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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!

 

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Weekend Writing Warriors/#8Sunday – Bad Things Are Coming

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It’s Weekend Writing Warriors time. Only a few more days until Thanksgiving. I hope it will be great for you all. I’ve never been much of a fan of turkey. We pick up where we left off from my YA horror, The Burning Night.

Set-up: Melissa and Ashley are trapped in a room under the watchful eye of Emily and her two daughters. Ashley isn’t taking the threat of Emily seriously. Melissa, however, is really concerned, especially when Emily reveals her intentions to hurt the girls.

The eight:

“What a shame,” Emily cooed, shaking her head slowly. “Kevin has such beautiful, healthy girls…and now I have to hurt them.”

Ashley rolled her eyes, snorted and pawed the air. It just wasn’t sinking into her head about the potential danger of these women – who knew what they were capable of? My hands began to shake like crazy at the thought of Emily’s plan for us. I studied the room that confined us, but I didn’t notice anything of potential harm, which only scared me further.

“Wh-what are you g-gonna do with us?” I asked Emily.

She looked at me with soft grin, and replied, “That would ruin the surprise, my sweet little child.”

 

Note: Kevin is the name of Melissa’s father.

What a scary situation. Emily is definitely pretentious as well as sinister. The truth is, she and her kids enjoy torturing people. Hard to tell at this point what’s going to happen to the girls (though some of you already know that). You’ll find out soon enough. I’d love to get your feedback on this.

I will do the best to read your snippets today, but I can’t guarantee I’ll get to all of them so I do apologize in advance. I am currently basking in the bustling metropolis of New York City, visiting my cousins in Manhattan. I’ll be out and about today, hence why it will take me awhile to read everyone’s snippets. I will also be absent from W.W.W. next week.

Take care and happy thanksgiving to all!

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Weekend Writing Warriors/#8Sunday – The Mystery Voice

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8 sentences from any story, published/unpublished and that’s all it takes to be on Weekend Writing Warriors. Fall is fast approaching, but it takes longer for it to show up here in the Bluegrass State. I’m continuing to share snippets from my YA horror novella, The Burning Night, which is in the editing stages.

Set-up: A spooky woman’s voice is speaking to Melissa from within the walls of her bedroom, which leaves her baffled and freaked out. The mystery woman is the first to speak.

The Eight:

 

“Me-li-ssaaa…your time is coming, prepare yourself!”

The spine-chilling tone swirled around every corner of the room, wrapping cold waves around my body, while my hands trembled as I stepped back. “Wh-who are you? Wh-what do y-y-you want?”

“Poor little Ashley’s down by herself, Me-li-ssaaa.”

“H-h-how did you know her name? D-d-don’t you dare go near my sister!!”

My legs suddenly became weak and shook to the point where I thought I was going to lose my balance.

 

Wow! It knows Ashley’s name, too. I bet you’re wondering what the voice means with “Your time is coming, prepare yourself” bit. What’s Melissa going to do? More next week on what happens next.

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