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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors

Welcome to Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors, your chance to sample the work of a talented group of authors. My new release Flood is now available for purchase. The buy link is at the end of the post, and I'm starting with the Prologue.

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Drawn together by their love of animals, Aria De Luca and Caleb Hawkins burn for each other. They never suspected that malignant forces around them were successfully plotting Caleb’s ruin from the moment he entered her life. When the flood of a century strikes Aria’s hometown, an alienated Caleb is all that stands between her and catastrophic loss.

Last Week:
Aria snickered. “No, we aren’t getting a convict, but one of the big animal shelters in Pine City has several. Listen to this. They took in an abuse case, an adult dog that nobody but one of their convicts could reach.” She sniffed. “Since the dog isn’t especially friendly or pretty, nobody wants to adopt it. It’s scheduled to be put down on Friday unless someone steps up for it, and guess who’d have to walk the dog to the killing room?” 

“The convict?” 


Lila studied her fingernails for a moment. This week she had painted them neon green which clashed with the blue scrubs she was wearing. It didn’t look all that good with her red hair and freckles either, but Lila had her own style and always had.

“What are you going to do about the dog, Aria? I know you’re going to do something. I’ve seen that look on your face a hundred times before.”

Aria laughed and started to tidy the papers and medication samples on her desk, a huge, mahogany antique that she had bought at a junk store and refinished just because she loved it. “What look?”

“The one that says you’re determined to save the world.”


Linda said...

I'm not sure she is going to just save the dog, it sounds like she is going to save the convict taking care of it too.

Siobhan Muir said...

That's heartless to be sure. Great snippet, Elaine. :)

Charmaine Gordon said...

Beautiful snippet with so much angst between the lines.

Kimberly Gould said...

Sounds like my daughter and her 'unique' style. LOL

Jacob Rosemeier said...

She shouldn't make her saving-the-world-look so obvious haha. Nice job!

Amy Braun said...

Keep the puppy! Always keep the puppy! :D

Veronica Scott said...

I like the feel and flow of the story, nice details about the desk. Great snippet!

Nancy Gideon said...

Good for her! The world needs saving, in this case one animal at a time. Or is it the man she's out to save?

Jennifer Powell Reynolds said...

She's getting a dog. :) :) Her friend knows her well.

Ed Hoornaert said...

I know the exact facial expression you're talking about.

Caitlin Stern said...

Oh, come on, that dogs needs to be saved. Someone has to do it! I like all the details that show their personalities.

Teresa Cypher said...

There's a very nice flow to this writing, Elaine. It feels very natural while it pulled me into the scene--like I was eavesdropping on their conversation. :-)

P.T.Wyant said...

She needs to adopt the dog. (And probably the convict.)

Rescue dogs are awesome! I have two rescued senior boxers at the moment and we're adding two more on Saturday.