Saturday, January 14, 2017

Masked man - Snippet from Gargoyle Hunt for #WeWriWa #YA #superhero

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

Since my WIP(s) is at a rough stage, I am still posting snippets from 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. 

Toby is in London where he met Lord Winterbourne, head of the British Farleons. When Toby left the building, he discovered a short man was tailing him. His casual attempts to shake the tail are in last week’s snippet –
The final sentence was: Time to switch to a different tactic.

Toby stopped in a pub for a curry and a pint of bitter. The short man entered warily and sat three tables away, studiously nursing a glass of ale while hiding his face behind a newspaper. Toby swallowed the last mouthful of curry on his plate and drained his glass. Time to shake off his inept pursuer. Leaving the payment on the table, he scooted round the corner into the men’s room. Once out of sight, he tucked his posh jacket under an arm and switched the color of his nanofabric shirt from white to blue as a simple disguise.
He exited the pub by the back door, stepped into an alley smelling of rotten garbage and trotted to the far end. Halfway to the intersection with a broader street, a bird screeched. Jerking toward the sound, Toby glimpsed a masked man aiming a pistol.
Pain burst down the back of his neck.

 Gargoyle Hunt

Secret Supers, Book 3, Gargoyle Hunt

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39 comments:

  1. Yikes! One pursuer to another? Poor Toby! I hope someone comes to his rescue.

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    1. Don't you think he's capable of handling the attackers by himself? Lol

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  2. So much for his disguise. Great snippet, Aurora. :)

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    1. It wasn't much of a disguise. It's not the first time he has underestimated his opponents.

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  3. I think he needed a better disguise. I hope help isn't far away...

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  4. Uh-oh. I have a feeling his pursuers were expecting him to leave that way. Hope he'll be okay!

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    1. The story has a happy ending. I haven't yet killed off one of my heroes or heroines.

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  5. He might not be dead, but incapacitated is a good bet! I'm still worried about him! :-)

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  6. And you leave us with the cliffhanger LOL. Dramatic snippet as always!

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  7. Excellent cliffhanger, Aurora. I did not see that coming. Now I need to know just how bad it is๐Ÿ™ˆ

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  8. Excellent cliffhanger, Aurora. I did not see that coming. Now I need to know just how bad it is๐Ÿ™ˆ

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  9. I thought he'd managed to evade pursuit. Great snippet!

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  10. Dramatic. Great snippet. Nice place to leave us hanging.

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  11. He would've been better sticking with his inept tail.

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    1. Maybe the tail wasn't so inept as he appeared.

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  12. Way to leave us hanging. :) :) Great snippet. :)

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  13. Uh oh. Big trouble. Good job leading us on with him thinking it would be easy to ditch his pursuer. Hah!

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  14. Cliff hanger alert! Way to leave us dangling, Aurora. Nice set up.

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    1. Not until the end of the story. And thre's something he needs to tell Estelle.

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  16. Uhoh! I hope he has something to deal with that.

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  17. Oh no! I hope he gets out of this mess he found himself in. What hit him?!

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    1. Wait for the next exciting installment in the Secret Supers Saga!

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  18. Wonderful snippet. What a cliff hanger!

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  19. Aw crud! Well, that didn't go according to plan at all! I think he needed a better plan, or a better disguise. Hopefully that wasn't lights out for him and he can try to fight back.

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  20. Uh oh! Just when you think the disguise is working...

    Nice twist in that last line, Aurora. :-)

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