#SnippetSunday – As Yet Unnamed WIP (Vigilante/Noir) – October 6, 2014
Snippet Sunday is a Facebook group for writers I’ve been privileged enough to have been accepted into.
From the group guidelines;
“Welcome to Snippet Sunday, where writers come together to share a few sentences of their current project–whether it’s a recently released novel, a WIP (work in progress), or an older manuscript that’s being revived. Intended to hook readers, gather feedback and build an author’s fan base, Snippet Sunday is the FB group that does all three.”
This week’s snippet is the second half of the fight Meyer got into in last week’s…
I felt the wind on my face at about the same time I noticed Danny’s frenzied waving.
The Phone Booth hadn’t been alone after all.
I dropped into a clumsy crouch as a foot and a half of rebar sliced through the space where my head had been.
The swing and a miss put Rebar Guy– a wiry army fatigue-wearing guy with a shaved head and a prominent chin– off-balance.
I snapped off a low back kick as he stumbled by.
He screamed as the ligaments in his right knee came apart. The rebar slipped out of his hands.
I jumped on his back.
His remaining good leg faltered.
I held him up, working one arm over his shoulder and around his neck. I positioned my bicep against his throat, then squeezed.
He pulled and slapped at my arm and shoulders, fighting for air.
I braced my other forearm against the back his neck, increasing the pressure on his carotid arteries.
He flailed for another few seconds, then went slack.
I let him fall, then dropped to a knee, watching his chest for signs of respiration.
Thanks for reading!