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Between last week’s snippet and this, Sergeant Janet Kyle of the Talbot City Police left Tom Mahon’s detective agency to cart away the werewolf assassin (which is too refined a word for him, if you ask me) whom Tom shot multiple times (and cuffed in healing-retardant silver) during the course of the first chapter and whom his partner, Turner, tossed out of a fifth story window (in order to avoid nosy neighbors in the elevator—mostly).
I skipped a little banter among Kyle, Tom, and Turner that didn’t readily fit into the eight sentence limit.
I’m mentioning all this so you won’t have to go back and read through all the Sundays from here to make sense of the sentences below—though you’re certainly welcome to!
“She thinks you’re trainable,” Turner said. “That’s a step up. So, where do we start?”
“With the floors, before the blood sets,” I said absently, “and it’s your turn.”
“You made the mess,” he said.
“Not on the pavement, I didn’t.”
“Forecast says rain tonight.”
I sighed and went to get the mop.
Thus endeth chapter one.
I’m not sure if I’ll continue sharing bits from this particular WIP; this seems like a good enough place to stop and I’m leery of sharing too much.
I may be taking the month of November off anyway to do Nanowrimo (or maybe a half-Nano) but I haven’t decided anything for certain.
For those of you who are doing Nano—are you going to keep up your Sunday snippets as well?
Should we maybe try a NanoSnippet November?
And while we’re figuring that out:
A good friend of mine is a member of The Hamilton Writers Guild
(that’s Hamilton, Ohio)
and she asked me to mention their annual Harvest Gold General Fiction Writing Contest.
All fees go to the prizes
and no Hamilton Writer’s Guild members past or present can enter.
It’s absolutely legitimate and at 2000 words,
absolutely doable for most of us, within the extended November 24th deadline—
even for Nano-ers!
Take a look below and if you have any questions, click the image (or here) for the Writers Guild website.
(Thanks for the heads-up, Terry!)