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Saturday, May 13, 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. Rocky called Aimee even though he wasn't supposed to and told her he'd bought a house for them. Aimee has car trouble and is worried about how she'll get to Rocky's home. She's nervous about being stranded on a deserted road too. A man who knows her name comes riding down the road on a horse and speaks to her. It's Cade McCoy, the man who helped Rocky fake his death so he can enter the witness protection program.  I've skipped some paragraphs where Cade and Aimee talk about how there's only one realtor in town, and she was the one who sold Rocky's house to him. Cell phones don't work in that place so Cade offered Aimee a lift on his horse. Today they reach Fortuna. I've skipped a few paragrahs where Cade tells Aimee that a big red truck belongs to Rocky, and a small Volkswagen belongs to the local realtor June. When they try to enter the house the door falls to the floor. Cade introduced Aimee to June whom Aimee found rather odd in appearance.

I did a little creative punctuation today to get the correct number of sentences so please excuse some of the long sentences.

Last Week:
“Oh, you don’t have to worry about June. She’s a friend,” Rocky assured him, beaming at June like she had offered him a prime wrestling gig. 

Aimee took deep breaths to calm herself. If Rocky didn’t take this witness protection thing seriously he’d get both of them into major trouble. She shivered. The last thing she wanted to do was explain this deception to Gabe Porter. He would not be amused. 

Rocky grabbed her hand before she could scold. “Let me show you the house, hon. It’s just incredible. 

This week:
With Cade and June following, Rocky indicated the room to the right of the fallen door. “This is the living room.” He pointed toward the ceiling. See that pretty molding up near the ceiling?”

Aimee shook her head. “No, but I do see some crumbling plaster; is that what you’re talking about?”

Rocky closed his eyes as if her assessment of the molding pained him. “Hon, this house was built in 1750; of course it needs a little work.”

“With historical properties one focuses on the potential, not the current condition,” June inserted.

Aimee’s lips tightened when June’s snarky tone registered. 

Aimee Sherwood never dreamed that following her fiancĂ© into the witness protection program 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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Siobhan Muir said...

I suspect it's not going to go well between Aimee and June. :) Good snippet, Elaine.

Ed Hoornaert said...

Strange house, strange people.

Teresa Cypher said...

I know I didn't like June--and this confirms why! :-)

Charmaine Gordon said...

June has to go and now. And that's just a start. So does the looney tunes Rocky.

Sue Barr said...

Bye bye June

Allyson Carter said...

I see a fight coming with Amiee and June.

Veronica Scott said...

Oh that June - up to no good, I have a feeling! Loved the hints about the condition of the house - great snippet.

Unknown said...

Wow, June is a piece of work! And so is that house. I've lived in one a hundred years younger, and even well-maintained, something is always falling off!

Hywela Lyn said...

Love all the foreshadowing going on here. I predict fights and hauntings!

Nancy Gideon said...

Run, girl! Run! You've fallen into the Money Pit!

Unknown said...

Well, potential is important... but they don't have the money to uncover it, I bet. They need something move-in ready, don't they?

Amy Braun said...

I love snarky comments! ;)

P.T.Wyant said...

I wonder why Rocky is so enthused about the house? (I can understand why Aimee isn't. LOL)

Unknown said...

I see the potential of the house, but I do find their behavior a bit odd. Great snippet.