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#8Sunday #SnippetSunday: Mar 09, 2014




weekend_writing_warriorsveteransbadge_4Each 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.

Today, we are back with A Legacy of Lies, one of my many works in progress. The one you’re all familiar with.

Jacob (the hero), is trying to find his missing sister Julia, and her best friend Elissa (the heroine), is determined to help him.  Only, Jacob has the hots for Elissa and he’s trying, very desperately, not to.  You can see last week’s snippet here. The following snippet carries on from there.  They had arrived at an abandoned motel hoping to find Julia, but she was gone by the time they got there. Jacob did, however, find a clue that he’s certain is from his sister.

Jacob closed his fist around the dirty crumpled piece of paper in the palm of his hand, and closed his eyes. She’d been here, only a short time ago. As soon as he’d stepped inside the room, he’d known—her scent lay everywhere. The comforting scent of his baby sister—overridden with the stench of her fear—but he detected a hint of anger, and that’s all he needed, because that little bit of pissed off would keep her fighting.

He rose to his full height and turned to face Elissa, who looked up at him with concern and questions in her eyes. “Let’s go.”

“Where to?”

“To find Julia.”


You can read all of my past snippets here:  ALL my snippets.

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I’m looking forward to catching up with everybody.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 





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  1. Millie Burns

    I’m glad he knows she’s still fighting. Interesting he can tell all that just from being in the room.

  2. diannehartsock

    Excellent snippet! Terse and tense. I like his determination.

  3. veronicascott

    Enjoying this story very much, so glad you’re giving us more glimpses from it. Another excellent excerpt!

  4. Sandra Nachlinger

    I wonder if Jacob has unusual powers. He sure could tell a lot from the scents in the room! Now I’m curious.

  5. Sarah W

    I love these hints that Jacob is more than human, though I don’t think I’ve read exactly what flavor of supernatural he is (?).

  6. Gemma Parkes

    Fantastic imagery, i really enjoyed this tense snippet.

  7. chellecordero

    Sounds as if Jacob and his sister have quite a connection. I like his single-minded determination.

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