Nan Reinhardt, Author

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8-Sentence Sunday

December15

wewriwa_square_2A new 8-Sentence Sunday and I stayed in Sarah’s story because it’s the one that’s on my mind this week. This snippet picks up from where we left off last week. Mack and Sarah are talking about her abusive ex-husband, whom she’s convinced is sitting outside the shelter in a limo waiting for his chance to confront her…

“No, he won’t give it up,” Sarah’s voice sounded flat to her own ears as Mack followed her out into the courtyard. Even as she said the words, the truth of them sent a chill down her spine. She couldn’t shake the image of a mountain lion patiently stalking a gazelle. Watching, waiting.

“How do you know it’s him? It’s been damn near six years, Sarah.” Mack kept his tone low as they headed for the stairs. “Why would he wait so long to come after you?”

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18 Comments to

“8-Sentence Sunday”

  1. Avatar December 15th, 2013 at 12:19 pm Shannyn Schroeder Says:

    But I bet she DOES know. IT doesn’t matter that it’s been 6 years. You don’t forget that kind of fear. Part of me wants her to confront him and get it over with – enough being the gazelle 🙂


  2. Avatar December 15th, 2013 at 2:21 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks for coming by, Shannyn. Yeah, she’s got to fix this one way or another.


  3. Avatar December 15th, 2013 at 12:56 pm Kate Warren Says:

    Woman’s intuition, Mack. Don’t question it, just help her stay safe. I’ll definitely be back for more of this!


  4. Avatar December 15th, 2013 at 2:20 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks for coming by, Kate and yes, she knows her ex!


  5. Avatar December 15th, 2013 at 1:06 pm Veronica Scott Says:

    I definitely feel her tension in this snippet – really well done. Great 8!


  6. Avatar December 15th, 2013 at 2:20 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Veronica! Things will probably get more tense…


  7. Avatar December 15th, 2013 at 3:31 pm J. Rose Allister Says:

    GAK! Who’s outside in the limo?? Great suspense build for this snippet. Thanks for sharing it!


  8. Avatar December 15th, 2013 at 9:51 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks for stopping by J. Rose!


  9. Avatar December 15th, 2013 at 4:00 pm Author Charmaine Gordon Says:

    Time to face the devil she knows and fears. Well written eight. Nan, is this one of your mature romances? If so, how do you market them to reach the right audience?
    Please advise if you can to authorCharmaineGordon@gmail.com


  10. Avatar December 15th, 2013 at 9:51 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Charmaine! Yes, I’ll send you note, okay?


  11. Avatar December 15th, 2013 at 4:31 pm Sue Ann Bowling Says:

    For some people, 6 years would only make them more dangerous.


  12. Avatar December 15th, 2013 at 9:50 pm Nan Says:

    Yeah, Sue Ann, he’s had a lot of time to ruminate…and get meaner. Thanks for stopping by!


  13. Avatar December 15th, 2013 at 9:19 pm Siobhan Muir Says:

    Great tension in this snippet, Nan. I really like it. I do have one suggestion about your analogy. Mountain lions live in North America while gazelles live in Africa. I suggest you either change gazelle to antelope to fit the mountain lion or change mountain lion to just lion to fit the gazelle. You captured the image of a waiting predator very well. 🙂


  14. Avatar December 15th, 2013 at 9:50 pm Nan Says:

    Oh, Siobhan, thank you! Great suggestion and I probably should’ve researched that analogy before I used it. Thank you a ton!!


  15. Avatar December 16th, 2013 at 11:45 am Skye Says:

    This just sings, Nan. Can’t wait!


  16. Avatar December 16th, 2013 at 12:30 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Skye!!


  17. Avatar December 16th, 2013 at 5:38 pm Gemma Parkes Says:

    Exciting and intriguing snippet! Love this line ‘Sarah’s voice sounded flat to her own ears’ simple but very effective.


  18. Avatar December 16th, 2013 at 11:10 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Gemma! Glad you stopped by!


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