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.
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My story has no scenes to celebrate motherhood, so I’ll give you another glimpse of Toby. You remember Toby – the tough with the tattoo of a black cat leaping up his biceps. Estelle met him over the summer and heard his voice when she was pinned in a weird cylinder. (Some creative punctuation to fit.)
Scanning the other students, Diane nudged Estelle and nodded towards the Engineering building on the other side of the lawn, “Look at that hunk!”
Following Diane’s gaze, Estelle inhaled sharply; Toby! Running down the steps from the entrance, his black garb and powerful build stuck out among the nerdy crowd of engineering students. He strode across the lawn in their direction. Blushing, Estelle said, “I’ve met him; he rode a motorbike on the trails near my uncle’s farm.”
Diane said, “With muscles like that, he must lift weights or wrestle. Come on, let’s say hello.” Tugging on Estelle’s hand, Diane stepped off the path and angled towards Toby. After a second of hesitation, curiosity bit Estelle. What was Toby doing at Goldman University?
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The quiet summer before her freshman year turns frighteningly weird after Estelle Wright trespasses onto an Army base. Blown into the air and knocked unconscious, she wakes with a nascent superpower. Not to mention a winged horse with a snarky attitude and a mind of her own.
Back home in Atalanta, a serial killer is targeting the students at Goldman University. Before long she must juggle college classes with sneaking out of the house after dark to battle alien monsters. Estelle’s life is in danger, but who can she trust: handsome Captain Copper from military intelligence, or hunky Toby, the tough gangster with a motorbike? Both men have secret agendas, but falling in love is not in their plans.
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Ah, young lust...what fun! Interesting snippet.ReplyDelete
Also, a man of mystery.Delete
So nice to see a familiar face. Good snippet, Aurora. :)ReplyDelete
Well I hope he's there to be her side-kick! Or her boyfriend?ReplyDelete
But who is he really? Estelle last heard his voice when she was pinned in a weird cylinder.Delete
A coincidence? Or maybe not??ReplyDelete
Brains behind the brawn perhaps? Or maybe he has some other reason to be there.ReplyDelete
Both are correct.Delete
In this situation, she'd be very curious indeed.ReplyDelete
Yes, she needs to know what's going on.Delete
Fun. Love how she describes him.ReplyDelete
I bet he's keeping an eye on her, and we won't find out why till something big happens and maybe he has to pull her out of trouble. Looking forward to more, as always!ReplyDelete
He is certainly keeping an eye on her. But she has already found the "trouble".Delete
Maybe he is on a surveillance mission, who knows. So who is going to get the boy, lol.ReplyDelete
He is certainly more than he appears on the surface.Delete
Such a coincidence! Or not....interesting development. I just bet he stands out at that school! Enjoyed the snippet...ReplyDelete
He would stand out at ours.Delete
While one girl is in 'lovestruck' mode, the other is confused and wondering. Nice juxtaposition.ReplyDelete
I also enjoyed the 'nerdy engineering students' line, because it reminded me of #3 son, an engineer (now an urban planner) -- 6'5" and one of several fitness fanatics in his engineering class.
Yes, that's Toby!Delete
A hunky engineer? Right up my alley. ;-)ReplyDelete
Yeah! Estelle needs answers from him.Delete
Yeah, what is he doing there?ReplyDelete
Exactly what Estelle is asking.Delete
You can be brawny and brainy at the same time.ReplyDelete
He is, among other things.Delete
I don't know why Toby is there... but I hope to see more of him! ;)ReplyDelete
Estelle learns more about him gradually as events unfold. Eventually, she is bugging him for answers.Delete
Lovely snippet ... her new sidekick ??ReplyDelete
It's more complicated, although you can guess where the story is heading.Delete
My guess is he's looking for her. :-)ReplyDelete