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Weekend Writing Warriors — NaNoWriMo Edition: GUN WITCH, Part 4

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors!

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This week I’m continuing along with another excerpt from Gun Witch, my paranormal action/adventure I wrote for Nanowrimo.  After a 1st person introductory chapter we shift to 3rd person for the remainder of the novel, starting with chapter 2, in which our heroine Monica King starts her mission of revenge against the shadowy creatures called the Scaravae…

Below is from Gun Witch, Part 1: Dead Woman Walking, Chapter 1.  It’s pretty much just a descriptive passage as Monica wakes up, but I’ve decided to keep trucking along from the beginning, so here you go. =D

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Monica woke to the sound of the alarm clock, and for a moment the world was nothing but a haze, an incandescent filter of light and smoke filled with traffic sounds and muffled voices.  Her skin was cold, so she groped around and found the blankets, pulled them close.  The warehouse she slept in was drafty and barren save for a cot and some metal cabinets stacked against the walls.  Dull sunlight pushed through the narrow windows and under the metal door.

She swung up out of the cot, shivered as her bare feet pressed against the concrete before she slipped on her hiking shoes, rose and walked across the room, faded jeans loose because she’d removed her belt before collapsing an hour before dawn.  Her black tank top was just a shade darker than her skin, and her mussy hair puffed out like a small explosion.  A runic tattoo of a shattered pyramid floating in a circle marked her right upper arm, while the left forearm bore the semblance of a dagger than ran hilt to tip down from her wrist.

The training bag bounced away from the force of her punches and kicks, and now and again the air sparked when her blows connected, snaps of power that smelled of ozone and fire.

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Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

 

14 Comments

  1. Kim Magennis

    She sounds like a force to be reckoned with! I always enjoy your scene setting, Steven.

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  2. Stephanie Ingram

    Love the details. She is a character I am eager to learn more about. Great snippet!

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    • Steven

      Thanks, Stephanie! Monica is pretty intriguing to me, so I can’t wait to learn more about her myself. =D

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  3. Christina Ochs

    Fantastic description! Love a woman who lives in a warehouse, complete with punching bag!

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    • Steven

      Who doesn’t? ;D Thanks, Christina!

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  4. Millie Burns

    Didn’t post this week Steven, but had to read through what you’ve been up to. Love to see your “voice”.

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    • Steven

      Thanks, Millie!

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  5. Cara Bristol

    “Her mussy hair puffed out like a small explosion.” Love that. But it’s ALL good.

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    • Steven

      Hey, thanks Cara!

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  6. veronicascott

    What a way to get up in the morning! I love the details, especially about the tattoos – another excellent excerpt.

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    • Steven

      Thanks, Veronica!

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  7. Ed Hoornaert

    I love the description of the setting. Very atmospheric!

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  8. jessicahanna

    Your description here is wonderful! Really nice snippet.

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