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Saturday, February 18, 2017

#WeWriWa - #8Sunday: ONE RED SHOE - Cute Meet


Welcome to Weekend Writing Warrior and 8 Sentence Sunday, the weekly hops for everyone who loves to read and 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 the last snippet from my romantic suspense, One Red Shoe. In last week's snippet, Sam's in the restroom mopping up blood from being shot--in the butt and calf-- when in races a desperate tourist. Daria.

When Daria found the ladies' room, she came face-to-face with a man pointing a weapon at her—a pervert, with unzipped jeans, wielding a green box knife. Because she’d raced into the restroom without checking out the situation, he now stood between her and the exit.
She was at the end of the proverbial rope. After walking in circles, she finally found a restroom, and nobody was stopping her from using it. Especially not someone who was playing copycat with that guy in the movie who wore one red shoe.

“I am having a really bad day,” she declared in the don’t cross me voice she used on her brothers. As soon as her words echoed off the hideous pink and black tiled walls and floor, she lowered her voice, saying, “You are in the wrong place, mister, now zip up and get out.” She pointed straight-armed toward the door.
The man shook his head, set the flimsy knife on the counter, and said, “Lady, you have more guts than sense. You are in the wrong place, at the wrong time.”


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. 





Next week, I'll share a snippet from my WIP, The Case of the Meddling Mama.


42 comments:

  1. What was he trying to do? Pry the bullet out of his ass with the box cutter? Lol.

    I like her attitude.

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  2. LOL I love how she stands up to him, but I'm not sure it's a wise idea. Fabulous excerpt! :)

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  3. Curious situation to be caught with your pants down. lol Great imagery of the bathroom and the situation. Love Daria's sass.

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  4. When I read this line: "he came face-to-face with a man pointing a weapon at her—a pervert, with unzipped jeans, wielding a..." I expected it to end differently, for some unknown reason. Wonderful setup, Diane. ;-)

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  5. I love the chemistry between these two. It just keeps getting better.

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. Reading it again as I searched for snippets made me love these 2 all over again.

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  6. That was a fun little snippet to read. Great exchange!

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  7. Doesn't everyone meet like that? I love the exchange "now zip up and get out". Tough lady.

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    1. Hey, she's a 2nd grade teacher. She knows how to handle boys. ;)

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  8. When in doubt, use the big sister voice and hope for the best. Terrific, snippet!

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  9. Oh, what a fun snippet, Diane! I love the red shoe reference tucked in here, too.

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  10. You got my attention! Great snip. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Oh, I love her! Great scene, can't wait for more of this story.

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  12. I agree with Charmaine about the big sister voice. Personally, when I encounter someone who looks to be up to no good, I use my teacher voice.

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  13. Holy heck! She's got guts. Don't think I could use my big sister voice after walking in on something like that! Nice snippet.

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  14. Loved the humor in this book, Diane. Nice job!

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  15. I've read this entertaining book! Loved it, Diane!

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  16. I think he's met one better than his match! I chuckled at her "Now zip up..." comment. Nice!

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  17. I'm guessing he has a good reason to be there, but I do have to admit it looks bad.

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    1. He does, if only to keep the assassins away from him.

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  18. Love this!! I so enjoyed the mixture of humor and suspense in this novel. Excellent snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Alicia. Your editing made it so much better. (I had to use "creative" punctuation to keep the snippet within the limits.

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  19. Uhoh. I think her day is about to get worse.

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