Sunday, January 3, 2016

Weekend Writing Warriors: On the Road Again

Now that I’ve finally stopped all the back and forthing and put down roots (and the last of my belongings) in my new home office, I’ve been able to get my characters back on the road. You may remember, my hero in PRINCE OF HONOR is transporting the heroine from New Orleans to Lake Tahoe to face their clan’s judgement for her crimes against them and she’s just as determined to see they never arrive. Here’s my 10 line scene:
After he counted back change, the clerk’s gaze touched on the woman’s. She gave her head a slight tip toward the rear of the store, eyes widening in a silent plea. Then she was all smiles again as her buff and gruff boyfriend thanked him and cinched an arm about her waist, turning her toward the door. 

Alvin watched the strange couple get into the road weary truck from the driver’s side. As the brawny fella leaned across her lap to fiddle with her seatbelt, the redhead cast another plaintive look his way. Intrigued enough to note the plate number, he waited until they’d pulled out and headed west before ambling back toward the restroom. 

He didn’t notice anything at first, just that the trash needed to be emptied and the floor mopped before his shift ended. When he turned to switch off the light, he saw the mirror, and the message scrawled across it in waxy lip gloss. 

Help Me! And below it, a phone number.

Think the wily Sylvia has finally managed to best her captor? Let’s see where the road takes them next week as I get back on track with their storyline.

Hope you all had a fantastic holiday. I can’t wait to see where the New Year takes us!

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  1. That is certainly a teaser scene. Now that you're all settled in, hurry up & finish this book. LOL Happy New Year to you, Nancy. I hope 2016 brings lots of good news!

  2. Oh, thank goodness he noticed the lip gloss on the mirror. Good snippet!

    1. Thanks, Elyzabeth! I just don't envy him having to wash it off.

  3. Nice teaser! Sounds like the plot is thickening!

  4. Ah Turow . . . you're sharper than that. Stop letting her play you for a fool. Think with your head (Not That One!) instead of your heart.

    Intriguing teaser, Nancy! ;)

    1. LOL, Sandra! Yeah, but if they only did smart things, there wouldn't be much of a book.