Weekend Writing Warriors: Blood Angel Rising, Part 20

Posted on Nov 23, 2013 | 14 comments

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors!

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Welcome to Part 20 of Blood Angel Rising, presented to you 8 sentences at a time through Weekend Writing Warriors.  Check out the previous installments here.

Let’s stick with Vincent Moretti this week, and his strange ability to read the truth about people from their shadows…


Meeting rooms filled with rows of black leather seats and enormous digital clocks stretched down the hall.  Massive skylights and glass walls revealed the pale mid-morning Colorado air, smog-filled though it was. Thick iron clouds were congregating in the western sky, and Vincent could tell from the smell of the atmosphere that rain was on the way.

Vincent stepped in front of Frost’s office.  He looked around, watching the shadow trails whenever someone walked by.  Sometimes he wished he could turn off the ability, that he could silence the whispers and let people pass without hearing their histories and seeing their thoughts, without feeling the ripples they left in their wake.

Thank goodness I lost my mind decades ago, he thought.  The Old Man saw to that.


Check in next week for Part 21.  Thanks for dropping by, and have a great weekend!


  1. Intriguing as always. Loved the “thick iron clouds” description! Can’t wait to read more of this story, terrific snippet!

    • Thanks Veronica!

  2. Wonderfully vivid descriptors employed here. Love this scene and am curious to know a lot more.

    • Thanks Sarah!

  3. Oh, how did the old man drive him insane? Yikes! More…I think I’m going to have to start at the beginning of the series and work through them…I need free time for reading!!!

    • Thanks, Millie — no worries, I’ll be doing this one for a while! ;D

  4. The descriptions in this snippet are amazing, and the last sentence is … fascinating.

    • Thanks Jess!

    • Thanks Cara!

  5. What a fascinating ability, and I can see how it would drive someone insane.

    • Thanks Sue! I’m always fascinated by how supernatural powers would affect a person’s psyche. =D

    • Thanks Cindy!

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