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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors


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We saw that after the wrestling match started, Cade hit Rocky with a chair, and Rocky didn't get up. We also saw that in the ambulance he asked if it was safe to sit up, and at that point Aimee slapped him. The driver told Aimee there was no call to hit him because it wasn't his fault. Aimee doesn't think Dave (the driver) and Rocky understand the seriousness of their position. (They ticked off drug dealers and have to fake Rocky's death so he can enter the witness protection program.) At the hospital Aimee is told that Rocky is dead which of course he isn't. I'm skipping a few paragraphs and moving to Rocky's fake funeral where Aimee confronts two important characters, Cade McCoy and Gabe Porter. We met Cade who supposedly killed Rocky in the first scene, and today he speaks to Aimee and tells her he'll never go back in the ring again

Excerpt: 


Cade had been planning to retire in December anyway. He’d made enough money to buy a farm and raise horses, which was what he really wanted to do with his life. What would she do if the situation were real? How would she react to Cade? Inspiration struck and Aimee touched her tissue to her eyes. “Th . . . thank you for coming.” She let herself burst into tears and ran from the room. 

She hid in the restroom for as long as she thought she could. As she approached the door that would take her back to the hallway, she caught sight of herself in a long, full-length mirror. Good grief, she looked awful in black, so pale and sad-looking; no wonder everyone had been kind to her. 

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, remodeling a crumbling farmhouse, and starting a new online business, life in the country is anything but boring.

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16 comments:

Ed Hoornaert said...

The lady seems to be discovering her acting ability.

Kim Magennis said...

Looking the part is half the battle.

Love the duality in this story so far, Elaine. The reality versus the illusion. How it looks and how it feels. Nicely done.

P.T.Wyant said...

I like Cade's real dream for his life.

Nancy Gideon said...

Nice scene, Elaine. She's selling it!! Happy holidays to you!

Charmaine Gordon said...

What a scene. This is a remarkable story.Well done, Elaine.

Patricia Preston said...

Such a touching moment! I love the sincerity of your writing. Also, Elaine, you have some beautiful covers.

Aurora Springer said...

She is a good actress!

Veronica Scott said...

Such an interesting story and she's carrying off her part very well! Enjoyed the snippet and happy holidays!

Siobhan Muir said...

Interesting that she's playing a part - I would think she'd be more upset that she's going into WitPro. Good snippet, Elaine.

Angelica Dawson said...

Confusing tease. The blurb helps clear it up. Very interesting tale!

Rachel de Vine said...


It's hard work pretending to be a grief-stricken widow, when hubby is alive and well. Great snippet.

Elizabeth Alsobrooks said...

Good acting! But I see some difficult times ahead. Happy Holidays!

Caitlin Stern said...

Not bad acting! Not bad at all... The question is, can she keep it up? She'll be lying a lot in Witness Protection, I imagine.

Christina Ochs said...

So far, so good on the acting!

Linda said...

I almost started to think that she didn't know he isn't dead. She is doing a pretty good job at protecting their secret.

Amy Braun said...

Hm, she has some good acting chops indeed... Wonder where else she can go with them!