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Weekend Writing Warriors – One Bad Turn Deserves Another

8 sentences from a writing piece every Sunday, and that’s how Weekend Writing Warriors work. So glad you’ve visited my blog to read my eight. It is the first round of Weekend Writing Warriors in spring; hopefully, some of you are experiencing spring-like weather, because I’m not in my parts. I’m sharing an eight from my YA horror short story, The Burning Night.

This eight continues from my last eight, although I’m skipping a bit to get to the good stuff. My main character, Melissa, is in the basement with her younger sister, Ashley, when Melissa hears some disturbing noises from the other end of the basement. Ashley thinks it’s just the furnace, but Melissa isn’t convinced. After investigating the noise and unable to find the source, Ashley convinces her to come back and sit on the couch, where she is watching TV. As you will see, this turns out to be a mistake.

On with the eight:

Letting out a long sigh, I shuffled to the couch, kicked off my flip-flops and sat back down while murmuring, ‘Just relax, Melissa…Just rise above it!’  My little sister wrapped an arm around me as her warm sisterly embrace put me at ease. “Look, just chill, there’s, like, nothin’ to worry about.”

Suddenly, we rapidly swung around through an open frame in the wall behind us as the force threw us from the couch. The next thing I knew, we were dashing uncontrollably towards a grey wall ahead as our feet thumped against a frigid metal floor. I shielded myself with my forearm, hoping the impact wouldn’t hurt. An audible thud sounded as we hit the steel wall and grunted, before dropping to the ground. Unable to find my voice, I gaped at a grey wall ten feet away from me as my arm throbbed in pain.

Melissa would’ve likely said, “You were saying?” As you can see, things have taken a turn for the worst for these girls, and this is only the beginning. I’d love to know what you think, keep in mind that this a first draft. I hope I got the couch spinning them around part OK. Click on Weekend Writing Warriors for the complete list of participating authors.

I’m also participating on Facebook’s Snippet Sunday. I look forward to reading your posts as well.

Have a great Sunday!



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