Weekend Writing Warriors 2/9/14 #WeWriWa

Continuing with the love theme for February, and picking up where we left off last week, today’s excerpt is from “The Kindness of Strangers,” a short story I wrote for The Indiana Horror Anthology 2011.

In this story, Laura left her friend’s party after seeing her ex with another girl. It started raining as she was walking down the road, and Alec offered her a ride, and a chance to vent.

“If you can’t have him, no one should, right?”
“Exactly,” Laura agreed, still lost in Alec’s eyes.


“I have just what you need,” he said as he opened the glove box and pulled out a small paper packet. “Put this powder in his drink, and no one will ever bother him again.”


“It won’t hurt him, will it?”


Alec turned to her, stared into her eyes. Why had she thought his were black? His irises were yellow; a wolf’s eyes.

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  1. That’s creepy but in a good way because it makes me really want to know what happens next!

  2. ‘no one will ever want him again’. Foreshadowing of the best/worst kind.Super eight.

  3. Oh my, this isn’t sounding good…for her ex.

  4. Uh oh, she’s teetering on the edge of disaster here…and I’m totally hooked! Great snippet, really leaves me wondering what happens next.

  5. ‘If I can’t have them, no one will’ is a terrible, terrible attitude. Don’t give in to it, Laura! It never ends well…

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