Only a couple months until NaNoWriMo, so I thought I’d revisit the novel I’ll be working on (for the third consecutive year), A Handful of Wishes. This scene takes place in 1963, when Zeke is 18. He’s just had a fight with his girlfriend, Julia Weslewski, the younger sister of the guy who bullied Zeke when they were kids.
“Uncle Walter,” Zeke called as he let himself inside the front door, “is everything alright?”
Walter came down the front staircase into the hall, wearing an ornate silk smoking jacket, and said, “Your girlfriend just called.”
Zeke’s heart skipped a beat; her family didn’t have a phone. “Is she okay? What happened?”
“She’s fine,” said Walter, “but her brother’s just been arrested for murder.”
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I love it, you drew me in with a very cool snippet and now I want more. Good luck in Nanowrimo, going to be attempting again this year myself.
ooo, the definition of tension! This is great. With just a few sentences and a tiny bit of backstory, you make me curious and concerned for the guy. :D
Ooh, now I want to know how was murdered and why.
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