Saturday, December 10, 2016

Scarlet dress - Snippet from Gargoyle Hunt for #WeWriWa #Superheroes

Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Writers in different genres showcase their stories with 8-10 sentences. Join the fun and read our snippets.

I am posting snippets from my new release, Gargoyle Hunt, Book 3 of Secret Supers.

Blurb
Danger is the last thing on Estelle’s mind when she visits the University of Oxenford for a summer course. But, mysterious thefts and shadowy figures spur her into action. With Toby five thousand miles away, Estelle and her winged horse must hunt for the culprits alone. Soon they are embroiled in a mixed bag of aliens and ancient magic. Toby’s unexpected arrival throws her into turmoil and spurs events into a climax. 

This week, I’m switching to a scene later in the book. After the gargoyles’ robbery hits the headline news, Toby arrives unexpectedly on a mission for his Farleon Elders. His first order of business is meeting the clade leader in London. When he returns in the evening, Estelle is eager to hear about his trip. But, this happens:
(Please excuse irregular punctuation to fit.)

Toby was standing under the arched stone entrance holding a brown paper bag. He smiled and walked toward her, looking hunky despite the wary expression in his shadowed eyes.
Estelle longed to hug him; questions burst from her, “Toby, are you okay? What happened in London?” 
“Hi babe, sorry I’m late.” He waved the paper bag, wafting the salty smell of greasy fries to her nostrils, “Picked up a steak pie and chips.” He glanced over her shoulder, straightened and stared.
Estelle turned to see what had caught his interest. In a short scarlet dress and matching red shoes with stiletto heels, Cynthia Mortimer sailed toward them. A mismatched pair of men accompanied her: a tall, distinguished-looking man with iron gray hair and a charcoal gray suit clasped her left elbow, and a sallow-complexioned man with slick black hair, a head shorter than her, walked at Cynthia’s right side.

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As always, I’ll be happy to reply to your comments.

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31 comments:

  1. Uh, oh. Cynthia sounds like trouble. Small nitpick: salty small of greasy fries. smell Very nice snippet.

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  2. Sounds like trouble is brewing. Definitely intrigued to know what those three want.

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  3. These three nattily dressed folks are about to stir the pot to boiling, I suspect.

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  4. Excellent hook, Aurora. We just know trouble is on the way, and can't wait to read more!

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  5. Excellent hook, Aurora. We just know trouble is on the way, and can't wait to read more!

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  6. That group sounds intense. Also, you made me crave fries/chips at 9AM. So... thanks? :)

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    1. I'm glad the scene evokes an emotional response, although I hope readers don't rush off to get fries instead of finishing the story!

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  7. I guess they'll have to postpone their chat about London for later. Cynthia doesn't sound like good news.

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  8. Not knowing the story I'm not sure what is happening at the end here, but it certainly sounds sinister!

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    1. Nothing has happened yet, apart from Cynthia drawing Toby's eyes.

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  9. Trouble is a brewing. Great snippet and can't wait to find out more. Great imagery with sight and smell.

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    1. Thank you - I'll continue the scene next week.

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  10. Thanks for sharing more of this great story.

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  11. Interesting snippet, they never quite catch a break from the action, do they? Best wishes on the book's release :)

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    1. Thanks! Don't your MCs have the same problem?

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  12. Looks like trouble is heading their way. (And looks like they're going to be eating cold fries.)

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    1. Toby won't care if the fries are cold - he needs the calories to maintain his muscles.

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  13. Great hook. Makes me wonder what sort of trouble is headed their way.

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  14. He's the perfect guy, bringing her greasy food. But he's about to ruin it if he ogles the scarlet woman!

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  15. Interesting scene. An unusual cast of characters. Curious to see what happens.

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