Sunday Snippet: “…someone else was here, trying to hide.”

It’s that time again! More Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly blog hop where indie authors share 8-10 sentences of their current, upcoming, and newly released work. I’m inching toward the end of the final rewrites for my new urban fantasy story, Storm of the Gods. I am also very aware that I keep saying that, but Real Life has chosen to heap everything on me at once (of course), so I’m not as far as I want to be. Still, I’ll get there! Now, onto the snippet: After main character Derek inadvertently brought up a mysterious memory that silenced his chatty (and slightly irritated) little brother Liam last week, he begins to focus on the drive to find their way out of the construction site they’re in, and he’s quick to see that they’re not alone…

We stopped talking, letting the aggravated dracanae fill the silence. I wanted to curse myself, to tell Liam he could go back to sulking and whining so he wouldn’t cross his arms over his torso to rub his left ribs and right pectoral.

I wanted to pull to a stop, look him in the eye, and promise to take him to the beaches in the Poseidon Region. It was still early spring, but he loved Santa Monica and the ocean cheered him up.

But I didn’t, because I saw a shape clad in black flicker behind a set of heavy pipes. I frowned. The forger-scions who worked here all wore bright vests and hard-hats, and none of them were out here. They were all still in the metalworking plant like we’d told them to be until I called and gave the all clear.

Which meant someone else was here, trying to hide.

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I won’t be on Weekend Writing Warriors next weekend. I know, I know, but between talking to a real estate agent, buying Mothers Day gifts, getting consumed by A Court of Wings and Ruin, promoting Danielle L. Jensen’s new novel (come back on May 4 for that!) and Elise Kova’s latest cover reveal, celebrating a friend’s birthday, taking a self defence course, having a desperately needed girl’s weekend, watching Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, recover from chaos at my Real Job, and thinking about my YA fantasy novel, I’m barely going to have time to breathe and do rewrites let alone do a blog post. Still, I will be back in a couple weeks, hopefully with some more news! Until then, remember to check out the other Weekend Writing Warriors authors for romance, sci-fi, fantasy, and more! Cheers!

Amy

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30 Comments

  1. Author Jessica E. Subject

    Oh, I wonder who’s hiding, and if it means trouble. Intriguing! 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor

      You’ll have to see! 😀

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  2. Author Charmaine Gordon

    Just when you thought the coast was clear-a glitch! Fine snippet!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  3. SueBarr

    Nice. I like the phrase ‘I saw a shape clad in black flicker behind a set of heavy pipes’ <–definitely set the mood.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  4. Christina Ochs

    Definitely trouble ahead! We’ll miss you next week.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Aww thank you!

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  5. veronicascott

    Uh oh, cue the ominous music inagoodway – loved the snippet! Nice tension building…Can’t wait for more….

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Haha thanks!

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  6. Kim Magennis

    Enjoy your hiatus, Amy. We are going to miss you!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Aww, thank you! I’ll be back soon! 😀

      Reply
  7. Aurora Springer

    Lucky they’re not so good at hiding!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Or maybe they want to be seen… 😉

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  8. Karen Michelle Nutt

    I’m intrigued to know who is hiding.
    I received the book I won from your contest. Thanks so much. And by the way, my husband saw the postcards of your book covers. He thought they were really striking. 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Excellent, and that’s so kind of him! 😀

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  9. Ed Hoornaert

    This snippet sort of mirrored your life right now. You want to be able to focus on writing, just like he wants to focus on his brother, but real life is out there, interfering.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Ohhh… I never noticed that before, but it’s way too true! Haha

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  10. nancygideon

    I think our heroine is just about to make things exciting for the brothers. Nice cliff hanger, Amy!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      We shall see!

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  11. Kimberly Gould

    oh boy, who can it be? Great suspense.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      We’ll find out soon! 😀

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  12. Diane Burton

    Such tension in this snippet. Then you end with a real cliff-hanger. Who is hiding behind the pipes?

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      We shall see!

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  13. racheldevineuk

    Great tension and suspense in this snippet. Enjoy your girl’s weekend!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  14. Caitlin Stern

    Someone sneaking around is never a good sign. Makes me wonder what they’re up to!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Safest guess: trouble! 😉

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  15. Teresa Cypher

    Nice hook, Amy! Enjoy your girls’ weekend–at least try to while you’re rushing to get everything done. 🙂 We;ll miss you.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

      Reply

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