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Saturday, February 11, 2017

#WeWriWa - #8Sunday ONE RED SHOE - Bleeding like a stuck pig


Welcome to Weekend Writing Warrior and 8 Sentence Sunday, the weekly hops for everyone who loves to read write! Writers share an 8 to10 sentence snippet. Be sure to visit the other writers. You can find them here.

I'm back again with another snippet from my romantic suspense, One Red Shoe. In last week's snippet, Sam was shot in the butt by a stray bullet. Another one creased his calf. He finally found a place (unfortunately, the ladies' restroom) to take care of the bleeding before the two assassins followed his trail of blood.

The air moved—Sam’s only warning that the door to the restroom had opened. As a whirlwind in beige blasted past him, Sam instinctively cataloged the intruder: female, five-ten, weight uncertain due to voluminous coat, late twenties, long dark single braid, penny loafers, and a large button clipped to her purse. Shit. More dangerous than a Russian Mafia hit man—a wide-eyed innocent, the kind he’d sworn to protect—and there he was bleeding like a stuck pig, so dizzy he was going to fall flat on his face.


It Happened One Night meets Knight and Day

When elementary teacher Daria Mason left Iowa for a writers’ conference in New York City, she didn’t expect to come home with a wounded spy. Sam Jozwiak works for a shadow agency that gathers intel vital to U.S. security. From the moment he steals digital files from a Russian Mafia kingpin, Murphy’s Law takes over. No matter how he covers his tracks, the kingpin’s assassins find him. What’s worse than getting shot in the butt? Accepting help from an Iowa tourist. Thus, begins a road trip that takes Sam and Daria cross country with the assassins right behind them. 






16 comments:

  1. Ah yes, the heroine is now faced with that age-old conundrum -- what is a lady to do with a bloody man in the ladies'. (Bloody in more than one sense, of course.) Intriguing situation.

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  2. Oh I so like this snippet, situation and all-internal dialogue etc. YUM!

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  3. I love this! I love the description and that her innocence makes her more dangerous to him than a hitman.

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  4. LOL! Love Sam's insights. So wry and accurate!

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  5. Excellent snippet! I wonder how she'll react to him. Love it! :)

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  6. Wow, he absorbs all those details pretty efficiently! Enjoyed the excerpt...

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  7. I hope she's there to help, not finish him off!

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  8. The things you find in a ladies room. :-) This story is so good, Diane!

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  9. I love the fact that he thinks the woman is more dangerous than a Russian Mafia hit man! And him with a butt wound too. What is a man to do? Great snippet.

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  10. Love the snippet! I bet I'm going to like her. :D

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  11. Love it. I bet she never expected to encounter a spy. I like her already.

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  12. Restrooms are always the worst place to hide. Especially when Russian hitmen are after you. Intriguing snippet!

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  13. Well, this doesn't seem to be a moment where he's putting his best foot forward, does it?

    Eager to read more, Diane!

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