If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Sunday, May 26, 2013

WWW- 5- 26

 Weekend Writing Warriors
Catch up: Ebony heard an intruder in her house in the middle of the night. She snuck to the kitchen, grabbed a cast iron pan, and hit the intruder over the head with it as he came into the kitchen. She turned on the light and he was passed out on the floor....

8 sentences from Bloodstone



She didn’t actually have any use for rope, but her father had always kept it around. Even though he passed right after her nineteenth birthday, at twenty-four Ebony still stored most of his things right where he’d left them. Thank God.

Ebony slipped the rope through the hook for the cast iron pan, tied it around the pan’s handle, and pulled the rope down to the chair. She slip knotted it so it couldn’t fall and then stormed over to the man on her floor. Anger boiling over, just who did he think he was? This was her fricken house. She grabbed both of his hands and pulled as hard as she could. God he was heavy.


23 comments:

Linda said...

Is she going to interrogate and torture him or is she going to call the police?

I like the last sentence.

Lauren said...

I love this heroine. Truly. She's so feisty and innovative. I really admire her as a character and that makes me want to keep reading!

Elaine Cantrell said...

He's in trouble now! nice 8.

S. J. Maylee said...

Love how fast she thinks and I totally could feel how hard she was working in those last two sentences. Well done.

sassyspeaks said...

will she call the police or deal with it on her own?

Denise Moncrief said...

I have so many questions. Who is he? What's she gonna do next? Is this guy a villain or a hero? She sounds like my kind of heroine. Strong and smart. Great eight, Summer!

Jess Schira said...

I'm with Ebony. One should never through anything in the trash when it can be saved and used another day. Compelling snippet.

charmainegordon author said...

Call the cops, girl. But no, too feisty for her own good. . .what happens next? Good eight

stevie-carroll said...

Very enterprising. I like her.

stevie-carroll said...

Very enterprising. I like her.

Elaine Smith said...

I really admire your heroine. She has a "Takes no prisoners" kind of attitude - apart from the fact that she has just taken the intruder prisoner *teehee She is a girl who can tie a good knot.

I hope she isn't going to go too far with this. I'm almost feeling sorry for him.

Debbie said...

She seems to have good control of herself and anger is certainly a more practical emotion than fear. Interesting story!

Kate said...

I think I missed something because I got the impression that she just tied the frying pan to a chair. My fibro is flaring up so it's probably just the brain fog doing it.

I'm liking Ebony and how this scene is going so far.

Veronica Scott said...

She's pretty fearless (but I'd be calling 911 by now myself). Can't wait to see what happens next!

Erin Kane Spock said...

In lieu of rope, might I suggest magic hair that glows when you sing? :)

karen Y. bynum said...

Loved it! What is he doing in her house? Eep! She's got pluck! Great 8 :))

Isabella Leigh said...

I got the same impression as Kate, that for some reason she tied the pan to the chair, and I'm curious about why. But I love this girl. She's just so... take charge. Can't wait to see what this guy's story is.

gemma parkes said...

She has a lot of spirit fueled by her anger, l'm wondering who this intruder is and whether she knows him from somewhere.

Cindy Amrhein said...

Interesting. Why tie the pan to the chair and leave the man on the floor? To have it handy? Is she dragging him over to it? I'll be interested to see what happens with this next week.


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Ashley Perry said...

Oh, very nice! He's definitely in for it now.

The Belle in Blue said...

I like how you managed to seamlessly get in the backstory about her father and how she felt about him in this tension-filled part. Great snippet!

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Sandra Cox said...

Just goes to show, don't mess with Ebony.

Fel Wetzig said...

She seems feisty, I'm also wondering about the pan and the chair.

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