Greetings and Happy Sunday! It’s my new favorite day of the week because today I gather with my fellow authors to participate in Weekend Writing Warriors as we each share 8 to 10 sentences of a current work-in-progress.
For more details on the blog hop or to click the links of the other participating authors, visit http://www.wewriwa.com – I highly recommend you do!
This month I have been sharing snippets from Rise of the Angerroots and I am happy to report that my rough draft is nearly finished! Looks like February will be a fun-filled month of rewrites. Oh my!
Sarah can’t remember her past. When she kisses Max, bits of her memory return, except unfortunately for Max, it is the desire for another man she remembers. Last week when she confronted Nathanial, her next door neighbor, and the object of her true desires, he held back from kissing her. This week, our two men ‘meet’…
“You have a lot of nerve coming here,” Max said. He waited for the first blow, which he was sure would come and when it did, he would use it as his excuse to strike the man down once and for all. He didn’t really need a reason but for Sarah’s sake, he would offer one.
Nathanial appeared calm but Max knew his enemy well enough to sense the tension that boiled under the surface.
“You want to kill me so do it,” Nathanial said.
Max lashed out before he had the opportunity to censor himself. The punch caught Nathanial square in the jaw, knocking his head back and sending a smattering of blood onto the leaves surrounding them. Max brought back his fist to strike another blow but caught himself in midair. Nathanial hadn’t even brought up his hands to block him.
“I have no reason to fight you.” Nathanial said, regaining his composure and rubbing his jaw.
That’s it! Not a lot of love between this pair. I hope you enjoyed my snippet and I look forward to your comments. Have a happy Sunday! See you next week. 🙂
11 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday – There Will Be Blood”
Interesting scene, Stephanie. You have me asking a lot of questions right now. I wonder…I wonder… 🙂 Good 8!
“No reason to fight’? Very intriguing, Stephanie!
I’d love to see more interactions with these two! With just a few sentences, you gave us the sense of who these two men are. Max seems to be the hot-headed one…I mean, he punched the dude. And Nathaniel (love the name) is cool, collected, and composed. I loved how he didn’t fight back. And there’s always a reason behind not fighting back. Does his simply dettest violence? Or, does he know if he hit back he could hit harder than Max, maybe even really hurt him. That’s scarier, and gives him a sharp edge if thats the case. These are just my thoughts. Good job! 🙂
Oh, lots of tension there. I think it’s interesting Max didn’t go for a second blow even though he had the opportunity. Anxious to read more. 🙂
Hm, not quite the slugfest Max was expecting apparently. Very interesting!
Nathaniel shows remarkable restraint.
Oh my, that was intense. Good on Nathaniel for holding himself back.
Interesting reactions by both men. Clearly a lot of history, and high stakes going forward. Well done snippet!
It’s hard to figure out from this which of these men is in the right. Nathaniel seems pretty cool, though.
Sounds like Nate isn’t interested, and I love the concept of amensia. I’m editing a book that begins with the heroine having amensia.
No fair hitting someone who isn’t defending themselves!