Saturday, June 2, 2012

When Bad Guys Prey on Good Intentioned People #SixSunday


Welcome to Six Sentence Sunday: Where writers share six sentences from their published or unpublished books.

In this snippet from my debut novel BENEATH THE SURFACE, an elderly man has pulled his boat next to Brooke’s, and asks if she’s seen his missing granddaughter. Hard to resist helping someone, isn’t it? But could it cost you your life?

   Brooke took the flyer, and her heart pinched at the photo of a happy, girl-next-door-like smile on the teenager’s face. The girl’s dark hair, straight white teeth and giant smile made her wish she could help the man. She stared at the photo and shook her head, then held the flyer out to him.

   “No, sorry. I haven’t seen her, or heard about it. I didn’t get a chance to watch the—”

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14 comments:

Donna Cummings said...

Ack! You've got me all worried now. LOL Great suspenseful six.

Mackenzie Crowne said...

Ugh! How to creep me out on a lovely Sunday morning, Joya! Lol

Laura Kaye said...

Suspenseful six!

Joya said...

Donna-LOL, oops! Didn't mean to make you paranoid. :)

Mac-Hope your morning continues to be lovely. A little creep out is a good thing, right? LOL.

Laura-thanks!

Jess Schira said...

What a cliffhanger! Great six!

Kate said...

Wow, you didn't even let her finish her sentence. ;) I hope the girl is okay.

epbeaumont said...

Trouble's always good for a story, and you've set some up here.

Joya said...

@Jess-thanks so much and glad to leave you hanging. LOL.

@Kate-well, no. Sorry to say Brooke is not okay. Her words were cut off for a reason. :)
@ep-You are so right. Trouble is good for a story. :)

Thanks very much for stopping by.

Buffy Armstrong said...

Very ominous. I like it. I wonder what kind of trouble this is going to cause the heroine of the story. What is the adage, no good dead goes unpunished?

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

Intriguing, powerful six! More, please!

Joya said...

@Buffy-LOL. So true about no good deed goes unpunished. :)

@Jennifer-aww thanks about wanting more please. LOL. :)

Sandra Sookoo said...

So suspenseful! Nice job!

angelaquarles.com said...

Oh, yikes! Great cliffhanger!!

A.S. Fenichel said...

Very creepy! Very well done!