#SnippetSunday – Hard-Boiled/Noir WIP – March 8, 2015
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.”
I think you’ve all got the gist of the scene between Jake and Marisa on the beach so I’m going to move ahead a bit in the story. Jake and Marisa successfully make it back to the Sunshade Motel. This scene takes place in the middle of the night, after the first snippet I shared from this WIP (the one in which she asks Jake if he knows how to hurt people)…
I woke up alone some time later.
Marisa’s spot was still warm and I could still smell her scent on the sheets. No Marisa, though.
I called out her name. The fridge answered with the intermittent gasp and groan I’d become accustomed to.
Just enough moonlight bled through the bent venetian blinds to make things easy on my eyes.
She wasn’t in the cheap armchair in the far corner or at the table by the fridge. She wasn’t in the bathroom either.
I found Marisa’s swimsuit on the floor at the foot of the bed, right where she’d left it. The clothing I’d dropped was gone.
The refrigerator piped down, giving me a little quiet to work with.
I shook the sleep out of my ears and listened.
Thanks for stopping by to read my work and thanks for any feedback you feel inclined to leave.