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#8Sunday #SnippetSunday Dec 1


Each week authors from all over and writing in all genres bring you snippets from their work.  It could be a work in progress or a completed piece.  It could be published or not. But it’s only 8 sentences.

I’m continuing from one of my current projects - A Legacy of Lies. This is  book 2 in a series I’m working on.  Jacob, the hero, is trying to find his missing sister, Julia, and her best friend, Elissa, the heroine, is determined to help him.

So, I’m thinking this will be my last post for this year.  I’m considering taking a break through December while I catch up on some stuff. So don’t think I ditched you.  I will be back!  Promise :)

So, check out the previous eight. Last week, Jacob and Elissa were on route to (hopefully) find his sister who’s missing.  Jacob has been having Elissa keep an eye out for a out-of-the-way motel where he’s got intel that his sister is being held.

When she finally noticed evidence of signage in the distance Elissa perked up, straining to read it long before the words actually came within her visual limits. She spotted a picture on the sign of what appeared to be a rose and gasped. “There, that’s got to be it.” She pointed, her finger trembling, her heart racing, her body tense with anxiety.

As they got closer, her excitement waned, bled away upon seeing the condition of the dilapidated bill board. The weather and years passed had beat the wood to nothing more than a piece of scrap, that somehow managed to remain standing on a pair of legs that begged for crutches, the paint faded to a point of almost non-existence. She could only image the condition they’d find the actual motel in.

When Jacob pulled off the highway and into a grass-infested parking lot, tears filled her eyes as she stared at the run down, doors hanging off their hinges, vacancy sign missing half its letters, abandoned motel.

Please jump back to the main site for  Weekend Writing Warriors and visit  Snippet Sunday on Facebook to see the many other authors bringing you a glance into their worlds for this week.

So, just in case you don’t see me around for the next few weeks, I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year. Don’t be a stranger to my site though.  I’ll be doing a big cover reveal for my next book that’s coming out in on January 17th. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  See you in 2014!


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0 Responses to #8Sunday #SnippetSunday Dec 1

  1. Not really the place for a romantic night, so creepy.

  2. P.T. Wyant says:

    Abandoned and creepy motel — I wonder what they WILL find in it? Awesome description!

  3. burnsmillie says:

    A whole month!!! Sigh. Excellent description. My heart rode high with her, then sank right along with it!

  4. your description of the sign was positively inspired.

  5. I wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to you and your family!

  6. Oy! And you leave us hanging for a month!! Lol, good strategy! Wonderful snippet, Anne! Lots of tension building.

    Thank you for the holiday wishes. I hope your Christmas is merry and that the New Year is full of blessings (and success!).

  7. Sarah W says:

    What on earth!?! The place is abandoned? And you’re just leaving us here?!

    You are evil. . . But enjoy your break anyway. :)

  8. S.J. Maylee says:

    I can totally see this place. Love this bit: on a pair of legs that begged for crutches. I can feel her nerves too. Great snippet. Grr. I don’t want to wait to find out what happens next! Evil, evil writer. :)

  9. Wow, I didn’t see that coming (the abandoned motel) but your descriptions were fantastic! Happy holidays…excellent excerpt.

  10. ldsmith1818 says:

    Argh! You’d better not leave us hanging for the entire month of december! I have to know if he finds his sister!!!

  11. No “and what happens next? ” But oh the description. Fine eight!

  12. Great extract Anne…and love the snow

  13. Gemma Parkes says:

    Fantastic imagery and full of emotion, beautiful snippet!

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