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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors



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We know so far that Rocky ticked off drug dealers and had to fake his death so he can enter the witness protection program. At the pretend funeral, Cade McCoy told Aimee he'd never go into the ring again, and Gabe Porter who is suspected of being in the drug ring hugs Aimee and reveals that he knows where she lives. I'm skipping some paragraphs today to the time Aimee goes home to Baltimore, and Rocky calls her right after she was thinking how peaceful she felt. This is stressful because the Witness Protection Program told him not to call her for six months. 

Excerpt: Some creative punctuation.

“Since you won’t ask about my news, I’ll tell you,” Rocky said. “I’ve bought a house for us. Actually, it’s an estate; no, I guess it’s more of a farm. You’re speaking with the proud owner of two hundred fifty acres of prime West Virginia real estate. It’s just across the Virginia–West Virginia state line, and you’ll never guess what.”

“What?”

“They say Benedict Arnold slept in the house.”


Benedict Arnold? Why not George Washington? Oh, wait. I’m talking to Rocky.

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19 comments:

Linda said...

Is it just me or she doesn't seem very impressed with the estate?

Ed Hoornaert said...

Having Benedict Arnold sleep there, and not Washington, is a rather inauspicious selling point.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

She doesn't seem overly thrilled he's called with his bit of news.

Elizabeth Alsobrooks said...

"I've bought us," doesn't usually follow the word "house". Interested to see where this goes.

Teresa Cypher said...

Haha! That last line says volumes! Good snippet, Elaine. :-)

Kim Magennis said...

Hmmm. He broke the rules to tell her that? I wonder if anyone is listening in on the call?

Nancy Gideon said...

His choice of heroes is quite telling!! Nice clip, Elaine. Rocky is definitely trouble courting more trouble!

Charmaine Gordon said...

Trouble ahead in her peaceful life without him.

Veronica Scott said...

I love the Benedict Arnold twist, great touch. Thoroughly enjoyed the snippet!

Aurora Springer said...

I love her thoughts about Arnold and Rocky!

Rachel de Vine said...


I think that if I was her I might be tempted to tell him to move to his Virginia ranch...on his own! He doesn't seem to care that he's putting her in danger, as well as himself. Great snippet.

Kimberly Gould said...

He seems quite proud, but she doesn't. Wonder why.

Christina Ochs said...

Haha, the most famous of traitors slept here! It'll be an old house in a beautiful place- she should check it out.

Iris B said...

Wonder about her subdued reaction - or lack of it.

Diane Burton said...

He only cares about himself. When will she see that?

Amy Braun said...

Ha, I love her reaction. Or lack of reaction! :D

Caitlin Stern said...

He is so clueless, isn't he? He's going to get himself killed for sure.

Siobhan Muir said...

History is one thing, but infamous history? lol Great snippet, Elaine. :)

P.T.Wyant said...

LOL! Love that last line!