Sunday Snippet: “…someone approached my back.”

Welcome back to Weekend Writing Warriors, where I’m continuing on with a new snippet from my upcoming urban fantasy novel, Storm of the Gods. In this scene, Derek and Liam have separated to see who is trying to creep up on them.

He grumbled under his breath, but did what I asked. I turned my back to the pipes and walked to one of the side vents, pretending to flick dust out of it. The whole time, I eased magic into my veins, drawing it out from my soul and letting the power enhance my senses of hearing and smell.

Gentle winds brushed sand around my boots. I could hear the distant clangs of mechanical equipment from the metalworking plant and the low buzz of cars driving over the highway. The dracanae howled and thrashed in the back of the truck, but nothing seemed off––

Crunch.

I kept working at the vents, listening to the shift of grit under boots as someone approached my back.

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I’m still chipping away at rewrites for my Young Adult fantasy while getting organized for my big condo move in 17 days (only 17 days!). All of this before I try querying again next month. It’s going to be hectic, but I’ll get it done!

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Amy

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34 Comments

  1. Author Jessica E. Subject

    And the tension continues… Intriguing snippet! 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  2. Ed Hoornaert

    I like how he seems to draw magic right out of the vent (even though I know that isn’t what’s happening).

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Haha thanks!

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  3. Author Charmaine Gordon

    Another exciting snippet. Well done, Amy.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  4. Aurora Springer

    Yes, tense. I hate it when someone comes up from behind and startles me.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      It happens to me almost every day at the Real Job. 😉

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  5. veronicascott

    I like the mix of magic and mechanical things. An excellent snippet, heightened tension!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  6. Siren X Star

    Intense snippet!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  7. Elyzabeth M. VaLey

    How can he be so calm? I’d be wondering who’s coming. Great snippet, Amy! And good luck with the querying!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Derek has experience with this kind of thing. 😉 Thank you!

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  8. Alexis Duran

    Nice description of the way he accesses his magic, sort of a calm before the storm, I predict.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Good guess!

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  9. Christina Ochs

    Okay, now I’m expecting an explosive burst of action very shortly!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Probably next week! 😀

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  10. Kim Magennis

    Good luck withh your move, Amy!

    Excellent piece, loved the description of his accessing his magic.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  11. elainecsc2013

    Nicely descriptive excerpt.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  12. Andrea R Huelsenbeck

    “I eased magic into my veins, drawing it out from my soul…” I’m trying, I’m trying. It sounds so easy–why don’t I have supersensory powers?

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Keep trying! Hahaha

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  13. Caitlin Stern

    Sneaky, sneaky… Love the tension in this snippet, makes me wonder what’s happening next!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  14. Karen Michelle Nutt

    Love tension here and I want to know who’s coming.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  15. Elizabeth Alsobrooks

    Oh, I am dying to know how is coming! Great hook for me here.

    Your schedule sounds grueling! I hate moving more than anything. Good luck!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks so much!

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  16. Diane Burton

    You really ramped up the tension here. Great job.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  17. Kimberly Gould

    I get the feeling something bad is coming…

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Good guess! 😉

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