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Sunday, May 21, 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, and he agrees to take Aimee to Rocky's place. Once she arrives she meets June the realtor and takes a tour of the house.

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

Last 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. 

This week:
They left the living room and went straight into the room on the left of the fallen door. “This is the dining room,” Rocky said. “Don’t go into the far corner. We have a hole in the floor.”

Aimee bounced on the supposedly safe part of the wooden floor. “I’m not sure we should be in here at all. It feels spongy to me.

Cade stepped into the hall.

From the hallway, Rocky led them to the back part of the house. “Here’s the kitchen, hon.” 

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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Charmaine Gordon said...

HELP! Get her out of there and right now. You've conjured up quite a story, Elaine, far different from others.Fascinating.

Veronica Scott said...

Ohhh, I can't wait to'see'the disaster of a kitchen, after the way the rest of the house has been described! Quite a tour so far, loved the snippet.

Aurora Springer said...

I hate to imagine the kitchen!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

I'm afraid of what she'll find in the kitchen. lol

P.T.Wyant said...

I'm terrified of the kitchen. (I'm actually even more terrified of what the bathroom is going to look like.)

ARHuelsenbeck said...

Men sure look at houses differently than women. Or does he see potential that she can't imagine?

Christina Ochs said...

Nothing about this house says potential, yet. Maybe the kitchen will be better? I doubt it. :-) I think Rocky is being bamboozled by the realtor.

Caitlin Stern said...

Oh, yes, this sounds like a winner of a house. Rocky just keeps racking up the points!

Ed Hoornaert said...

Built in 1750 and decrepit by 1760?

Amy Braun said...

Doesn't sound like the safest kitchen ever... ;)

Hywela Lyn said...

This house seems to go from disaster area to disaster area, so goodness knows what they'll find in the kitchen! I love old houses but I think I might give this one a miss!

Linda said...

Oh my god! This girl is never happy, the kitchen is going to be a disaster. I wonder why she is still in that house.