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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors: Purple Heart

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Blurb:

Jenna West has no idea what she might have done to her new tenant Mike Hightower. He's surly and hateful every single time they meet, and he looks at her as though he despises her.

He does despise her. She's from the Middle East, and people like her killed his friend Ramirez when the army sent them to Iraq.

Will the power of love work its magic to soften Mike's bitter hatred, or will he ignore his growing attraction for his pretty landlady?

Last Week:


Prologue

The dark Iraqi streets looked deserted, but they heard movement all around them. Captain Perry motioned Mike forward. “Sergeant Hightower, take a couple of guys with you and cover the side exit.”

Mike nodded. He gestured toward Ramirez and Mason, and they silently followed him around the side of the building where they took their positions behind an old burnt-out wreck. Mike had just finished adjusting his night vision goggles when an explosion erupted behind them. The reverberations from it hadn’t died away before another shell detonated in front of them.

The bright flash of light temporarily blinded Mike. “Fall back!” he heard Perry scream from somewhere on his right.

Mike staggered, tripped, and fell. 

This week:

13 comments:

Ed Hoornaert said...

Lots of tense, painful action.

Christina Ochs said...

Eek! That was intense!

Teresa Cypher said...

Good action writing. Drew me into the scene!

Amy Braun said...

Yikes, this is brutal and intense!

Siobhan Muir said...

Sounds like Murphy's Law got ahold of them. Good snippet, Elaine.

Naomi Shaw said...

Dramatic snippet. Love it

Veronica Scott said...

Very intense and dramatic, fast moving snippet.

Hywela Lyn said...

OOh, very intense and dramatic snippet. Hope he's OK!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Emotional intense scene! Scary situation.

Linda said...

That's so terrible, it's like they are all going to die. :'(

Eden "Kymele" Mabee said...

Powerful detail and visceral....

Jennifer Powell Reynolds said...

Not good. I hope he makes it out alive.

Caitlin Stern said...

Things just keep getting worse. Except, at least so far, he doesn't seem to be fatally wounded. Great action!