Sunday, July 3, 2016

Weekend Writing Warriors July 3

Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly blog hop where participants post eight to ten sentences of their writing. You can find out more about it by clicking on the image below.

Shayla has tracked a mysterious madman, Randall, to a makeshift bar in a forestry work camp. The patrons have been plying him with drink in anticipation of some entertainment.


“Hey, Randall,” someone jeered from the back of the room. “Tell us a story.”

For the first time, Randall seemed to react to another person. His eyes swiveled in the direction of the cry, then lost their focus again. “Hellfire,” he roared.

People cheered and clapped.

“Fire from the sky!”

More cheers. This is what the crowd had come to see.


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  1. Oh, I'm curious to know what will happen next. Lots of suspense with this snippet! :)

  2. Awesome twist, Ian.
    I love that he is a storyteller, and not a brawler, which seemed possible.
    I also love the tension and dynamics you have and are creating.

  3. And here I was expecting him to start a fight, or do a funny dance. Yelling potentially prophetic utterances might be far more interesting!

  4. Nice lines. I love a good story too.

  5. Jessica, he has a story to tell, that's for sure.

    Kim, he could easily have been a brawler, couldn't he :)

    Christina, I like to keep things unexpected :D

    Donna, don't expect the story to make much sense though!

  6. So far it's not much of a story, though obviously the audience agrees that this is a good hook.

    BTW, I forgot to add my snippet to the WeWriWa list, but it’s up and eager for readers.

  7. Oh, hellfire indeed!

    I am totally intrigued, and I need to know why Shayla has tracked down this guy.

    Good snippet!

  8. Oh but is the storyteller bit just a writer's ruse? Will there be a brawl sooner or later? I hope we're treated to a story first!

  9. Ed, will go check it out forthwith...

    Teresa, the "why" gets covered in an earlier chapter but the results will surprise her.

    Marcia, no ruse, but I hope the next snippet will make it clearer what's going on.

    Stephen, you bet!

  10. Is that a summons? Can't wait to see what's forthcoming.

  11. Fire from the sky sounds kinda bad to me. Sometimes the sky is falling, after all.

  12. Elizabeth, nope, this is all strictly scientific, nothing supernatural.

    Caitlin, yep, you nailed it ;)


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