Saturday, May 21, 2016

Weekend Writing Warriors May 22

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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”. On her way to a table, she is confronted by three men. The ringleader is intent on taking her food off her and probably has other punishments in mind to put her in her place.

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Shayla placed her tray down on the table alongside her, just out of his reach. He leaned across, whether to take the tray or flip it on the floor she never found out. Her balled fist lashed out, striking him squarely in the solar plexus. As he staggered back, she landed a couple more lightning blows to make sure damage would be visible for the next few weeks. Blood sprayed from a broken nose.

He crashed into the table behind, eyes rolled up in their sockets. His henchmen leaped forward then stopped as they took in Shayla’s casual contempt and her fighting stance.

When they hesitated she widened her eyes, pretending to notice her downed assailant for the first time, and brought her hand to her mouth. “Oops, I didn’t realize I hit him that hard.” A picture of innocence, she picked up her tray and stepped over the comatose figure and past the nonplussed sidekicks.

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12 comments:

  1. Oh, I've been waiting for that to happen. Go Shayla! :)

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  2. Haha! Shayla takes no prisoners. :-) Good scene, Ian. :-)

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  3. Ah - now we know ... but then what next ... I'd quite like to eyeball some people and just watch them cringe back ... good for Shayla .. cheers Hilary

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  4. Wow. Now this is "hangry." Don't mess with HER food.

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  5. 'to make sure damage would be visible for the next few weeks'
    I love her humour. And the fact that she completely kicks ass is just a really cool bonus! Oh yeah!!

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  6. Jessica, happy not to disappoint :)

    Teresa, so true!

    Hilary, I might continue the scene later to show some reactions.

    Cara, not just about the food, there are principles at stake.

    Kim, Oh, she wants to shame him mercilessly :)

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  7. Yes, finally! Love her humor afterwards.

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  8. My, she's a very nice person, isn't she.

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  9. Well, she took care of those guys! I wonder if her quick action will scare the other bullies off... or if someone else will decide they can take her.

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  10. I like Shayla. Smart of the other henchmen to leave her alone after that demonstration of prowess. Great snippet!

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  11. Christina, I always like a little humor in amongst the bloodshed :)

    Ed, well, her heart's in the right place.

    Caitlin, we'll have to wait and see :)

    Veronica, bullies are usually cowards too, but she does end up in trouble a couple of scenes on.

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  12. ROTFL! Too perfect. I just knew that was coming. I sure hope she doesn't live to regret it though.

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