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Sunday, January 8, 2017

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 at the funeral he spoke to Aimee and told her he'll never go back in the ring again. Today, we'll continue with Aimee's meeting with Gabe Porter.


He reached for her hand and shook it before pulling her against him. “Please accept my condolences, Aimee. This must be a dreadful time for you.”

Aimee tried to tactfully pull away from him. Besides the fact that she didn’t want to touch him, his heavy cologne stifled her. He let her go, but he kept hold of her hand. Yuck. Could his hand be any clammier? 

“Thank you for coming. I know Rocky would appreciate it.” 

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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11 comments:

Aurora Springer said...

I laughed at the clammy hand!

Jessica E. Subject said...

Clammy hand and heavy cologne? I'd want to be away from him, too.

Angelica Dawson said...

odd juxtaposition. Thanks for sharing!

Veronica Scott said...

I enjoyed the scene because you included such terrific details!

Teresa Cypher said...

Ewe. Sweaty and overpowering cologne. This has to be a very tough part of faking their situation. :-) Good snippet, Elaine!

I don't have a post up this week. :-)

Ed Hoornaert said...

Great example of maintaining a polite face no matter what.

Caitlin Stern said...

Urgh, I hate it when people touch me without permission, especially if they won't take a tactful refusal. She needs to reclaim that hand!

Amy Braun said...

I definitely sympathize with her. I cough when someone smothers themselves in cologne and also hate when people touch me without permission. This helped connect me to the scene, though she shows a lot more patience than I would. ;)

Daelyn Morgana said...

I'm willing to bet she is lying through her teeth on that last line. She certainly has more reserved patience than I do in such a situation.

Jennifer Reynolds said...

Nothing worse than the touch of someone you find disgusting. :(

Elizabeth Alsobrooks said...

Totally got the creepy guy thing. Ew, what a snarky feeling. Good job!