Saturday, January 21, 2017

Shots cracked. Snippet from Gargoyle Hunt for #WeWriWa #Superheroes

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 WIPs are 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 for a meeting with the head of the British Farleons. When Toby left the building, he discovered a short man was tailing him. His attempts to shake the tail are in last week’s snippet –
The final cliffhanger sentence was: Pain burst down the back of his neck.

Dizzy and shaken, he stumbled against the nearest wall. Muggers! His tail had called in an ambush. Adrenaline pulsed, firing Toby’s instincts into fight mode. Dodging aside, he aimed a kick at the man who had walloped him. His attacker yelped and slammed to the ground; his cudgel thumped on the concrete.
Shots cracked.
Toby swiveled to face the first armed man and blinked in astonishment. A large black bird swooped on his attacker, beating its wings at the man’s head and stabbing its cruel beak at his eyes.

 Gargoyle Hunt

Secret Supers, Book 3, Gargoyle Hunt

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35 comments:

  1. Wow! I did not expect that. And neither, apparently, did Toby.

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    1. How could he? But, he must guess the bird is Farleon like his cat Growler.

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  2. Oh, a new player in the fight? It's always nice to have someone else on your side.

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  3. I guess Hitchcock's Birds were practicing for this moment.

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    1. Lol!
      The hawk Fricka is a character in the first two books, so this avian helper is consistent.

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  4. Interesting turn of events - seems he has allies. You always have a new 'trick' up your sleeve LOL. Great snippet...

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  5. Much needed in this scenario is the bird. Love the action. Fine snippet!

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    1. Thanks! The animals are important characters in this series.

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  6. I wonder who is unexpected savior is!

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  7. Great action scene. Glad the bird is coming to the rescue!

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  8. Fantastic scene, Aurora! Who doesn't like a stealth blackbird attack? I hope he gets out of this mess!

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  9. Great snippet! Before I finished reading the sentence, I anticipated the bird was pecking at the guy's head (not eyes). My way was funny, yours more efficient. LOL

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  10. Great imagery. A black bird to the rescue!

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    1. The animals are key characters in this series.

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  11. A new character? He seems to be on the right side.

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  12. Great scene, but can I just say that Ed's comment wins?

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  13. Birdie to the rescue! I would be running from that bird if I was his attackers, and I wonder how the bird found him... Nice scene.

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  14. Excellent action, Aurora. This entire piece has been full of surprises. Nicely done

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  15. Excellent action, Aurora. This entire piece has been full of surprises. Nicely done

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    1. Thanks - more surprises are coming.

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    2. Help arrives. Good pace in the action scene.

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    3. Thanks! More help is on the way.

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