Saturday, February 18, 2017

Time to Scarper! Snippet from gargolye 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.

I am 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 has been followed. He walked into an ambush. See last week’s snippet –
Last sentence (in italics to indicate telepathic communication): Where’s the black bird?” Toby asked Growler.

The raven flew home. She warned me about your danger.”
Standing motionless and invisible, Toby frowned at the wider road intersecting the alley. Cars trundled past; girl walked by, swinging her purse, without glancing sideways; light footsteps pattered closer. Two kids raced into the alley and halted. A boy called, “Hey, what’s going on?”
A girl squeaked, “They’re dead. Let’s scram.”
Toby agreed, “Time to scarper, cat.”

 Gargoyle Hunt

Secret Supers, Book 3, Gargoyle Hunt

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32 comments:

  1. Yep! Sounds like it's time to scram.

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  2. I'm glad the raven is on their side, but yes, time to leave before the authorities arrive.

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  3. I'm glad you thought to include a need for him to scram. Too often good guys simply walk away from their carnage without ever having to face the authorities.

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    1. They started the fight. And the glimpse of normality adds tension.

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  4. Scarper? I like that word. Good snippet.

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  5. Enjoying this, Aurora! Like the mix of the two levels of awareness.

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  6. Leave it to the kids to be more sharp-eyed than passing adults! Yes, definitely time to be gone!

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    1. Back to Oxenford and Estelle, if he's lucky!

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  7. Great job with describing the other things going on in the scene--shows us that level of hyper-alertness he'd have.

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  8. The kids have it right! The place will be swarming with cops in no time.

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  9. Those kids sure are quick off the mark. Good piece.

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    1. They're right to run, although it's safe now Toby and Growler are in control.

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  10. I was hoping the raven was on their side. As for the kids- yes, better scram.

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  11. Yeah, probably not a good idea to hang around. But I do hope they check the bodies first.

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  12. Just learnt a new a new word - scram! good snippet.

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  13. Seems like a cross between the mundane and the sublimely strange. Great juxtaposition

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    1. Yes - that's part of the concept for this series.

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  14. Love the raven bit! Nice snippet and time to "scarper" is right!

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