Hello everyone and welcome to fellow Weekend Writing Warriors!
Like the preceding weeks, the 8 sentences I’m posting for the blog hop are from The Phoenix’s Wake today.
The setting for this week is simple: Drea and Keith discovered the second dead body of the novel (the victim was killed days ago) and this scene ensues.
On the ceiling above the bathtub and its victim, lines of dried blood drew a familiar glyph. “This is one of my old cases.”
There had been a flicker of blood on the ceiling above Anita’s body.
I walked past Keith and motioned for him to follow me outside the apartment, where the air was a lot more breathable making it easier to think. My memories fleeted when I tried to grasp them, leaving behind the certitude I had faced this before with Ramses.
They had wanted to summon a demon.
“The details are fuzzy,” I said to Keith patiently waiting for my explanation. “I think Anita and Tahiry were killed by the same person.”
This week in the adventures of the first draft:
The whole sequence of events surrounding this new body used to be chapter 13 of the book (the day after last week’s fight). However, I realized Thursday night that the tension and character arcs were broken and that putting this body as chapter 9 (a day before the fight) would be much much better. Now that I’ve spent two days doing quick and dirty edits to smooth out the bumps, I’m very satisfied with the result and ready to keep drafting toward the ending.
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