Sunday, August 07, 2016

Stinky Wind Chimes

Time again for Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday!




Here's the penultimate snippet from my YA paranormal thriller After Me before I move on to the next book. (You can catch up on the earlier excerpts here.) This scene takes place when our heroine Jada goes home with her new friend Annalee and meets her mom's worthless boyfriend, Rufus.


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He raised his hand to hit Annalee, and I literally saw red—the same as when I’d sent Dougie flying into the tree. Before I could stop myself or even think about what I was doing, I had my hand around his throat and pinned him to the wall with his feet dangling ten inches from the floor like stinky wind chimes.

“Big mistake, Rufus,” I said. “Nobody talks to my friends like that, and you’re even stupider than you look if you think you’re gonna touch her. I’m gonna give you exactly thirty seconds after I put you down to get your shit and get out of here for good. If you’re not gone by then, I’m gonna break off two important body parts, the loss of which are gonna keep you from hitting anybody ever again and also from being able to pee without a catheter. You got that, douchebag?”

Even with the red filter over my vision, I could tell his face was turning a deep purple shade that meant he couldn’t breathe let alone speak, but he managed to nod and signal his agreement. I released his throat and he fell to his knees on the floor, coughing and gasping for breath.

“One Mississippi, two Mississippi, three Mississippi…”


Uh-oh. She's gonna have some 'splaining to do to Annalee after that little episode. Tune in next week for Jada's swan song. I promise it'll be a tune you won't soon forget! Can't wait? You can buy After Me here. And please do also check out the other Snippet Sunday folks and the Weekend Writing Warriors. Something for everyone among these talented writers!


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16 comments:

  1. I've been enjoying Jada's journey and all he unexpected developments you've tossed in. Another great snippet!

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  2. Great snippet and even though there will be some explaining on her part, well worth it to get rid of that guy. Well done.

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  3. Absolutely love how she's using her powers for good! But yes, the explanation might be a tad awkward.

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  4. :D Well, no one will ever accuse her of making an empty threat, now will they. Great snippet!

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  5. Now that's using your powers for the greater good. Save the woman now, explain later. Love her attitude!

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  6. He is certainly getting what he deserves.

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  7. I freaking love this girl. That's going to be a ton of explaining to Annalee after though. Wonder how she's going to react, and how she's going to play off her zombie strength. Better to ask forgiveness then permission though, right? LOL. Love the Mississippi counting!

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  8. As everyone says, she has a lot of explaining to do. The guy got exactly what he deserved.

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  9. Superpowers ... so convenient, yet also inconvenient.

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  10. Great snippet and I loved the stinky windchime description!

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  11. Love the counting at the end of the snippet. He'd better hustle or it's lights out. :D

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  12. I love how protective she is of her friend. Fun snippet -- I love her sass.

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  13. nice snippet ... good to see how she's now using her power for good cause

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  14. Bye bye Rufus! See you never!

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    1. Actually, he shows up again later, but it doesn't work out well for him. ;-)

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  15. I'm busy applauding her... sh'll think of something to say later.

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