Nan Reinhardt, Author

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8-Sentence Sunday


wewriwa_square_28-Sentence Sunday is back around and I’m switching it up on you again. Here’s the next 8 from Book 4 of the Women of Willow Bay series. For the previous snippets, head back to the the October 20 and 27 posts. Remember, this is Sarah Everett’s story, and as it opens, she’s terrified knowing that her abusive ex is out of jail. She suspects he’s stalking her because she’s seen a limo parked outside the shop where she works and her gut tells her it’s him. She and Mack, the night watchman are discussing possibilities…

She couldn’t help thinking of the vehicle as a huge dark monster, crouched on the street, teeth bared, ready to pounce if she stepped outside the shelter. Ridiculous. It was only a car; the car was harmless. The monster was lounging  inside in his leather seat, probably wearing an immaculately tailored suit and perfectly shined shoes. No doubt he was sipping expensive bourbon from a heavy crystal glass as he read stock reports on his iPad or scrolled through emails on his smart phone.

“Why don’t you let me call the station? They’ll run him off. Maybe he’ll give it up.”

I hope you’re intrigued. Stay tuned–I’ll be going back and forth between the two books because…well, because I can. Comments are welcome and encouraged. Please don’t miss the other Weekend Writing Warriors.   Head on over and check out the work of dozens of other writers. You’ll be so glad you did!

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17 Comments to

“8-Sentence Sunday”

  1. Avatar December 8th, 2013 at 11:09 am Teresa Cypher Says:

    Excellent description, Nan, and your writing is incredibly fluid.

    I think she’d better let the night watchman call the station…

  2. Avatar December 8th, 2013 at 12:19 pm Nan Says:

    So happy you came by, Teresa. I hope she does let the Mack call the station…

  3. Avatar December 8th, 2013 at 11:44 am Millie Burns Says:

    I love the description of the monster…he’s the kind that doesn’t look it on the exterior, but his heart is black. I hope it’s someone else in the car…but then who else is stalking her? AH! Now I’ve gotta wait two weeks! Nan, not nice.

  4. Avatar December 8th, 2013 at 12:18 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Millie! So glad you came by!

  5. Avatar December 8th, 2013 at 12:10 pm Author Charmaine Gordon Says:

    Very interesting, my new friend, Nan. This calls for some more from mature romance.

  6. Avatar December 8th, 2013 at 11:04 pm Nan Says:

    Amen, Charmaine! Thank you!!

  7. Avatar December 8th, 2013 at 1:29 pm Veronica Scott Says:

    I’m worried for her, the description of the “monster” ex was chilling but realistic…excellent excerpt!

  8. Avatar December 8th, 2013 at 11:04 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks for coming by, Veronica. Glad you found it believable!

  9. Avatar December 8th, 2013 at 3:01 pm Shannyn Schroeder Says:

    Excellent description. I highly doubt one stop from the cops will prevent anything further.

  10. Avatar December 8th, 2013 at 11:05 pm Nan Says:

    Probably not, Shannyn…she’s going to have to figure out something else. Stay tuned…

  11. Avatar December 8th, 2013 at 3:54 pm Siobhan Muir Says:

    Why do guys always think a stalker will give it up when they thrive on the fear they inspire? Great snippet, Nan. 🙂

  12. Avatar December 8th, 2013 at 11:05 pm Nan Says:

    They seem to think that, don’t they? Mack was a cop–he has to believe he can stop him. Thanks for coming by, Siobhan!

  13. Avatar December 8th, 2013 at 8:35 pm Skye Says:

    Hmm. Maybe I’m feeling a bit overemotional, but that bit made my stomach clench for Sarah! That’s scary, Nan! Good for you! I hope she lets Mack call the station.

  14. Avatar December 8th, 2013 at 11:06 pm Nan Says:

    I’m glad I’m evoking feelings with this, Skye. That makes me believe I can make it work. Thanks, baby!

  15. Avatar December 9th, 2013 at 1:41 am Chelle Cordero Says:

    scary situation indeed to be stalked, I feel for her and feel her angst.
    Hmmn, a limo and he’s sitting there sipping bourbon from a glass, definitely a passenger. Id the limo driver in the front? Sounds almost like a mob-style kidnapping about to take place if she steps outside. Yikes!

  16. Avatar December 10th, 2013 at 12:15 am Nan Says:

    Yup, it’s pretty scary…a guy with delusions of grandeur and a wicked temper…stay tuned and thanks for stopping by, Chelle!

  17. Avatar December 10th, 2013 at 2:39 am Sue Ann Bowling Says:

    Scary beginning.