Weekend Writing Warriors 6/8/14 #WeWriMa

For June, I’m going to pull from my horror/paranormal universe stories. Eventually there’ll be 17 or 19 or so of them (I prefer prime numbers) that’ll be grouped into a short story collection, Between Light and Dark. Right now I’m at about 5 finished and 10 started. Sara from last week will be in several of the stories, as will Alec who’s in this week’s excerpt from “A Quick Stop.”

Not-quite-human Alec loves driving around the country, causing trouble. Tonight he’s picked up Brianna at a bar in Indiana and is about to drive her home.

Brianna shivered in the cool night air, and Alec wrapped his arm around her, his nails biting into her flesh.  She whimpered at the pain, and he licked his lips.

“This way, my dear,” he said as he led her over to a black Corvette, ignoring her slight gasp as she saw what he drove; he was used to that.

Like a gentleman, he opened the door for her, then slammed it shut as soon as she was in.  He got in, put the keys in the ignition, and turned to face her.

Brianna fingered the cuts on her arm and asked, “Your eyes…weren’t they black?”


Alec nodded but offered no explanation.


“I don’t think this is safe; I should go.”

Post a link to your eight sentences blog entry, or join the fun at the Weekend Writing Warriors website. And make sure you get a copy of my short story, “Not My Thing.” It’s currently free at Smashwords and Barnes and Noble (Amazon is still dragging their feet with the permafree thing, but you can get a Kindle version at Smashwords).


  1. Great word choice in this snippet. It’s very dark and ominous. Great details with the eyes :)

  2. I’m with the girl, she probably should go but I bet it’s already too late. Shivery little excerpt, loved it!

  3. Okay, I say to myself, it’s only a story but why do I scream inside Run, girl, run before it’s too late. You’ve captured me.

  4. “I don’t think this is safe…” – seems like maybe a bit late for such thoughts :)

  5. Oy! This is one of those stories where the reader is shouting, “Don’t do it, Don’t do it!” even though the readers knows…she’s gonna do it! S.C.A.R.Y. Nicely written, ED!

  6. Don’t tell him anything, just open the door and jump out! Yikes!

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