Sunday, January 17, 2016

WWW: Trust No One!


Who else is excited by the return of the X-Files? For a decade, its clever plots delighted me because you never knew what was real, what was true. 


Truth and trust are huge elements in my W-I-P PRINCE OF HONOR. Very little is what it seems to be, from intentions to actions, as demonstrated in today’s sniblet:
Her heat didn’t rest beside him, the sheet cold.

Empty. 

He tried to sit up but something jerked him down, that something a metal bracelet about his wrist, shackling him to the bedframe. His hazy mind recoiled in surprise. How could she have gotten to the key where it laid a room away in the pocket of his coat? 

Alert and now wary, Turow let his senses sharpen before opening his eyes to a sight that scarred him, heart and soul. Sylvia stood on the other side of their shabby room, dressed in her castoff clothes, her lovely, kiss-bruised lips narrowed, her expression carefully masked. She met his gaze directly, hers betraying nothing. 

Because they were not alone.

What do you think? Is Sylvia only trying to save her own skin or is she trying to protection Turow, too? Hmmm . . .

Have a great week. I hope Mercury Retrograde is dealing more kindly to you than me. My laptop no longer will do Windows updates and it takes 40 minutes to get past the Failure to Initialize message to get it to start up. Then half the time my files won’t open. Sigh. Time to go shopping!

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24 comments:

  1. Yay, I loved the X-Files! Though now I don't have a TV. :-(

    I have a feeling Turow is in for a difficult time!

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    1. No TV!? I guess if I didn't have one, I'd get a lot more done. Laptops have You Tube. Just saying. . .

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  2. Now that's a creepy scary last line. Awesome.
    Tweeted.

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  3. Ahh! Who's with them? I have to know! And yes, I'm excited about the return of X-Files as well. Can't wait! :)

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  4. Great excerpt. I agree with Victoria--creepy, scary last line. Good luck on computer shopping.

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    1. Not what I planned to be doing while still trying to settle in.

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  5. Bummer! Both for Turow and your computer woes. I had to take my hard drive in to be replaced. Had no idea Mercury was to blame. Great snippet.

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    1. Well that's who I'm going to blame! Thanks, Alexis!

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  6. Oh my! Very tense scene. Not a good way to wake up. I wonder what will be? I can't help but to hope she has a plan to save him.

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    1. Gee, I hope she has one, too! Thanks, Stephanie!

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  8. Wow, intense and unsettling and I can't wait for more! Terrific excerpt, high stakes here, clearly.

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    1. Thanks, Veronica/Jean!! A nail biter all around.

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  9. Intriguing and then--wham-mo! That last sentence is a zinger! Good snippet!

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  10. So maybe she wasn't the one who shackled him.

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  11. I admit it– I honestly thought this was going to be a kinky thing at first. ;) Really loved the snippet, and the cliffhanger is killing me!

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    1. Ooo, kinky! That's a thought. Thanks, Amy.

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  12. IKR?! I still see "Muler" as Californication though. LOL! Your newest WIP is awesome, BTW!

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