Saturday, March 28, 2015

WeWriWa Snippet from The Chocolate House - All for Love - Anthology: Pig in a Poke 3/29/15

Hallelujah!

We made it through the winter and the days are starting to get longer and sunnier, and a smidgen
warmer. Of course, the warmer weather means everything is covered in horse hair but I'm going to ignore that little detail and focus on the positive.

One of the things that has made me very happy this winter was the release of The Chocolate House-All For Love-Anthology, which was compiled by Francine Howarth. The anthology features short stories that were penned by 6 authors from all over the globe. Today's WeWriWa snipet is from the story I contributed, Pig in a Poke.
http://www.amazon.com/Chocolate-House-Love-Anthology-Masqueraders-ebook/dp/B00U9UDCBU/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8




On the other hand, he wondered why his brother wanted to meet. A dozen different possibilities drifted through his mind, but Simon dismissed each one. None felt quite reasonable.

Simon stood and reached for his coat, only one way to find out.

The sound of an angry, feminine voice drifted through the window.

Simon opened the wooden shutter and looked out the second story window to the street below.

Two men and a tall slender woman with a powerful pair of lungs stood across the street, in front of a small, nondescript building. The woman’s arms flailed while she berated the well dressed, barrel shaped man who Simon recognized as the owner of the plain building. 

Well, that ended a bit more abruptly than I intended. Sorry. If you want to learn more about the trio below Simon's window, grab your copy of The Chocolate House-All for Love-Anthology!

Also, don't forget to check out the official WeWriWa list for links to this week's participating authors. You'll be amazed by the variety!


23 comments:

  1. You move the scene along nicely, Jess. And I wonder what all of the yelling is about. :-)

    I'm so glad you guys are finally seeing the end of winter. It was 9 degrees here this morning. Ugh! No forsythias blooming this year. Their little buds had begun to form already.

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    1. We've done the dive back down to the single digets at night again, but anything is an improvement after the -20's we had a few years ago. And it's finally gotten warm enough the water lines we lost have started to open up so no more carrying buckets! *HAPPY DANCE* Nothing has started to bud here, which is good. I'm surrounded by apple orchards, early thaws always make the owners really nervous.

      The deer are starting to show up (in our hay fields, grrr) and it looks like they had a really rough winter. I'm guessing they had a tough time finding enough water.

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    2. that should read a few weeks ago.

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  2. Love the snippet vey intriguing and I'm wondering why she's hitting him. Nice! We thought we saw the end of winter here, but the below freezing temperatures came back, I'm so looking forward to the spring weather

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    1. I call Michigan home so I've learned to expect the weather to fluctuate, but at least the end of winter is in sight (I hope) and after the sub-artic temps we had a few weeks ago, anything is an improvement!

      Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Curious - why is she so angry? Guess I'll drop back next week, hoping to find out.

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  4. Someone is in a cranky mood . . . can't wait to see what Simon discovers!

    Moonlight and Mayhem --can't wait to check it out next month!!

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    1. Thanks, I'm really excited about M2M. Basically I dropped a Samurai warrior woman into the middle of a Georgian Era political plot. It's the first time I've tackled a historical multicultural and stepped away from my rural roots.

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  5. Looks like Simon is about to be distracted from his ruminating. Maybe he'll have to stop a fight. Very vivid scene!

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  6. Outstanding snippet. Leaves the reader wondering what's going on.

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    1. Thanks Charmaine. All things considered, I'm pleased with how Pig in a Poke turned out. All of the stories in the anthology are solid and compelling.

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  7. Well now I'm curious about this woman and the two men. And about Simon's brother. So many questions from just 8 sentences! Fantastic job!

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  8. Love to know what she's yelling about. Intriguing scene!

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  9. Sounds like quite an argument. I like this woman's willingness to be bold with her opinions.

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    1. Which wasn't easy for them to do in the 19th century, something I tried, and hopefully succeeded, to address in this short story. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Sounds like quite the argument going on. I could visualize the scene very well from your description...excellent excerpt!

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  11. Interesting snippet Jess; even more so after reading your description. A Samurai warrior woman in 19th century England - fascinating concept!

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  12. That's definitely an intriguing cliffhanger to end on!

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