Saturday, May 14, 2016

Weekend Writing Warriors May 15

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Continuing a draft scene from my latest WIP, The Ashes of Home, Shayla Carver is in disguise and stopped off at a work canteen to refuel. She inadvertently took some of the good food, supposedly off-limits to “her kind”, and is going to see what response her actions will provoke. A guard, trying to avoid trouble, has just tried to head her off but Shayla told him to be ready to fetch the clean-up crew.

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She pushed past and found her way barred by a wall of muscle. The two thugs she’d originally marked stood a respectable distance behind, clearly nothing more than lieutenants in this bully ring.

The wall of muscle was topped by a face wearing an amiable grin. “Your folks sit back there.” He glanced down at Shayla’s tray. “And I see you’ve brought me my rations.” The grin widened.

Shayla gazed back at him, unfazed, expressionless.

“Stupid Woolly,” one of his henchmen muttered. “Dumb bitch can’t even understand you.”

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20 comments:

  1. Oh...this is going to be good! Heehee...

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  2. I agree! Will definitely be exciting when Shayla does react. Great build up! :)

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  3. I'm pretty sure an explosion of ferocious activity is about to erupt, because this woman is NOT the waitress type.

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  4. Teresa, good, but for whom? :)

    Jessica, wait for it...

    Ed, you have a knack for guessing right.

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  5. I can't wait for her to kick ass! She is so cool, it is going to be monumental!

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  6. Hi Ian - certainly Shayla can remain expressionless .. something we could all master - I await your next instalment .. cheers Hilary

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  7. Oh man, they are just digging in deeper with every word. Can't wait for her reaction!

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  8. Kim, ass-kicking on its way next week :)

    Hilary, Shayla is a master of disguise and that naturally includes presenting to the world exactly what she wants to show.

    Christina, they have dug a deep hole for themselves, that's for sure.

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  9. Oh dear, this is going to get very bad for the bullies, I have a feeling! But wonderful buildup going on, loved the excerpt.

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  10. I hope getting called names makes her angry.

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  11. Oh nice. You had me at "wall of muscle." How far along are you in this story?

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  12. Veronica, glad it's working for you.

    Sheila, I suspect she's way past angry by now.

    Cara, LOL, I might have guessed :) I've now got it about half drafted.

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  13. ooo,yeah, that last comment is not going to go over well...you've mastered maintaining tension. Every week I look forward to finding out what Shayla's doing!

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  14. This is going to turn ugly quite suddenly I'm thinking.

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  15. They are asking for trouble.

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  16. Marcia, Shayla's all about tension. Glad to hear that's coming over.

    Elizabeth, you're quite right :)

    Linda, now what would make you say that?

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  17. It's weird that he'd even try to dress up those threats with a smile. I guess they're willing to let her go without too much violence if she caves.

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  18. I sense a bad thing is about to happen to this guy.

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  19. Little does he know... Sounds like that guy might be in for a beat down.

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  20. Caitlin, I think that's the pattern with bullying out in the open, there's (so far) nothing attributable in his behavior.

    Jean, yep!

    Crystal, I think you've met Shayla before haven't you :)

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