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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Saturday Sample and Weekend Writing Warriors

Welcome to Saturday Sample and Weekend Writing Warriors. Today I'm sharing an excerpt from my current work in progress. The book is titled Tarnished Silver, and I have no official blurb to share. The set up is like this. 

My heroine Brittany Granger is a private investigator who has been summoned to the home of the Silver family. The Silvers operate The Silver Firm, a prestigious law practice. They are famous, rich, and some say unscrupulous. She has no idea why they want to see her.


Last Week:

The guard checked his clipboard.  “Follow the drive, and you’ll come to a parking area on your left.  You can leave your car there.  Someone will meet you on the front porch.”

It had started to sleet now.  Brittany winced as the cold, icy pellets struck her cheek and quickly put her window up.  After parking where the guard had told her, she darted toward the porch to get out of the rain and sleet.  A pale man with steel gray hair was waiting on her. 

“Hello, Miss Granger.  Mr. Silver is expecting you.  Won’t you step this way?”


Excerpt: This is a WIP so if something grabs you that I need to change please say so. I threw in a couple of extra sentences with my excerpt so we have a few more than ten.


Brittany followed him into the mansion, a Georgian Revival made of dark brick.  The entrance hall had marble floors covered with expensive looking oriental rugs.  Old oil paintings adorned the walls, and the mahogany furniture she saw looked costly and antique, like pieces that had been in the family for generations.  The man stopped in front of a massive wooden door and softly knocked before they entered.

“Sir, Miss Granger is here.”

A tall, thin man with neatly combed white hair rose from a navy leather wing chair beside the fireplace and extended his hand to Brittany.  “How do you do, Miss Granger?” 

“I’m fine, thank you.  And you?”

“I’m well.”  He indicated the chair in front of his ornately carved, enormous desk.  “Won’t you sit down?”

11 comments:

Ed Hoornaert said...

So far so good. Silver's manners are good, even if nothing else about him is.

Nancy Gideon said...

Nice set up. I'm suitably curious, as is she.

Veronica Scott said...

The scene is certainly well set for us! Lots of mystery going on, enjoyed the snippet...

Jessica E. Subject said...

Everything seems to be going well so far, but your previous snippets still have me a bit on edge for what's to come.

Teresa Cypher said...

Almost there! Now, what does he want with her.

Gorgeous descriptions of the house. :-)

Aurora Springer said...

A polite introduction to a gentleman in a fine mansion.

Shari Elder said...

It is all so polite, which often hides a wealth of intrigue.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

A nice and polite introduction. I'm curious to know what will come next.

Diane Burton said...

If I were her, I'd be chomping at the bit. Polite intro but let's get to the point. Why was she summoned? Good snippet.

Jenna said...

The calm before the storm, I assume. Once the niceties are over, he'll lower the boom on her and tell her why she's there. I can't think it's for a good reason. Great snippet!

Sue Barr said...

So... what's next, I wonder.