Thursday, January 21, 2016

Third Snippet from #Superhero #Mystery WIP for #SFFSat

Welcome to another Saturday of Science Fiction & Fantasy and read snippets exchanged by several writers.
Today, I’ll continue the first chapter of my WIP, a young adult, superhero romance. The story is set in the fictional city of Atalanta, a sunnier, southern version of Gotham City. (Punctuation altered slightly to fit.) You can read last week’s snippet here –

“Wish I knew,” the Inspector said. Standing up, he made a fast decision, warning, “Keep an eye on the streets. This death is the second case I’ve seen in three weeks with the same type of wound on the neck.” He glowered at the startled officer, “We may be looking for a serial killer.” 
“A serial killer,” Cagle repeated slowly. He shook his head and whispered, “With that weird slash, it may be time to call in the Secret Supers.” 
“They’re an urban legend,” Parkins snapped.
The trooper tilted his head and asked, “How long have you been in the city, Inspector?”
“Six weeks on Monday,” Parkins replied, running his fingers through his thinning hair. His thoughts were elsewhere. He stepped aside and beckoned to the ambulance crew waiting with a stretcher, “Take her to the morgue; I’m ordering an autopsy.”
Suppressing a shudder, Parkins guessed what the medical examiner would find. A body drained of blood like the first murder case. Not a normal killer. He could imagine the careful wording of the official police reports for the public. Maybe they did need the Secret Supers; whoever, or whatever, they were.   

This snippet concludes the introduction of the story, poses the problem and suggests a solution. Whatever they are! 
I'm still working on a cover - had difficulty finding a hot biker. 

Please return to and read the other snippets.
Your comments are welcome as always. 

Still 99c/99p for Book 1 in my Trilogy
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  1. Let's hope the Secret Supers are real! It's always better to use heroes to your advantage. :-)