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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors


Welcome to Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors, your chance to sample the work of a talented group of authors. When you finish here you can find more snippets at:

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Excerpt:


Rich glanced at his watch. “Get your bagpipes. It’s time.”

Oh, yeah. The bagpipes. She’d endured a million torments as Rocky learned to play them. Her head hurt just thinking about it. Rocky planned to play the bagpipes for the crowd before the match. She scowled as he stuck a tall, black hat on his head. Even though she hated to admit it, it was a good idea; LAWA was all about flamboyant personalities. 

Blurb: 

Aimee Sherwood never dreamed that following her fiancĂ© into the witness protection pro-gram would land her in a haunted house in a town that’s downright creepy. She’d have laughed if she had been told the guy who lives down the road might be her soul mate, not the man whose ring she’s wearing. Life in West Virginia is nothing like life in Los Angeles, but between bean ball battles with Marilyn Monroe, 


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25 comments:

PT said...

Love bagpipes! But is he wearing a kilt? You need a kilt to play bagpipes. And if he's wearing a kilt, is he Regimental?

Elaine Cantrell said...

Too bad it's already published. I could specify a kilt. With Rocky it would probably be a tear away thin, LOL.

Anastasia Vitsky said...

Had to laugh at the tearaway kilt idea. There are always sequels. :D

Elyzabeth M. VaLey said...

Hope the bagpipes sound good! NIce snippet!

Veronica Scott said...

Well bagpipes is certainly a new element! Loved the snippet...

Aurora Springer said...

I don't think it's easy to play the bagpipes properly.

Daryl Devore said...

Bag pipes - there's an interesting element.
Tweeted.

The Belle in Blue said...

Ha ha, what a great spectacle that would make for the match! Great snippet.

~Joyce Scarbrough

Christina Ochs said...

I love that the bagpipes are part of his persona. I love the sound, but listening to someone learn to play them is horrible.

Charmaine Gordon said...

Something for everyone, Elaine. And If you're locked in a different environment, Oh Boy!

Teresa Cypher said...

Will there be a sequel--with tearaway kilts? lol. You guys are too funny.

The word "flamboyant" works so well here. Wonderful writing, Elaine!

Charmaine Gordon said...

Something for everyone especially a private enivronment!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Bagpipes-- should be interesting. lol

Rachel de Vine said...


Bagpipes played well are rousing and enjoyable. But played badly they can sound like two cats fighting. I hope he plays well.

Amy Braun said...

I was definitely not expecting bagpipes. Great snippet! :D

Caitlin Stern said...

Listening to someone learning to play any musical instrument can be a trial. I bet bagpipes are extra exciting in the ear-pain scale.

Ed Hoornaert said...

A friend of my son's played pipes. He got to be quite good, but in the beginning ... well, let's just say that his parents made him practice out in the barn.

Diane Burton said...

Looks like we all latched onto the bagpipes. LOL Great element. When played well, they're so eerie. When learning...well, I'd go for noise-canceling headphones. The stovepipe hat is a nice touch.

Rin-Rin said...

Bagpipes! XD flamboyant indeed. Great snippet! :)

Siobhan Muir said...

Well, bagpipes certainly don't lend themselves to a "quiet" existence. I noticed your blurb cuts off at the end, Elaine. Good snippet, though. :)

Chelle Cordero said...

Played well bagpipes can be oh so lovely, just learning... OY.
I like the current of humor in this snippet.

Linda said...

I can imagine running out of the house every time he starts playing.

Iris B said...

love the sound of bagpipes, but at the same time i can only imagine the "earache" while listening to a novice

Elizabeth Alsobrooks said...

Wonderful snippet for the obvious reasons stated so eloquently above...now for a strong gust of wind and a nice pair of legs in a kilt to go with those pipes!

Daelyn Morgana said...

Well bagpipes is certainly quirky enough to stand out and be remembered. Interesting choice. I can imagine learning to play them though would be a ton of ear bleeds though. LOL.