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Here are a few more paragraphs from my current wip, THE SHED. In this scene, Arthur stops by Scott’s office.
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Arthur’s hearty laugh dispelled that line of thought. “Alex is adorable, but no, I’m not in love with the child.” He suddenly leaned across the desk, his attractive face lit with interest. “Are you?”
“Don’t be absurd.” Scott glanced pointedly at his watch. “Now if you’ll excuse me—”
“Who do you love?”
“I don’t see—”
“It’s a simple question. You asked me about Alex. Only fair you answer me.”
Scott let out an exasperated breath. “It’s not your concern. Now, it’s nearly eight…” His words trailed off as Arthur’s intent gaze traveled slowly over him and came to rest on his lips.
The man straightened, an impish grin sliding over his face. “I think I’ll make it my business. Most definitely.” He chuckled when Scott remained silent, then he made a slight bow, picked up his coat and left the room.
Scott watched his retreating back, slightly dazed. What did he mean? His pulse leapt at the possibilities and he touched his tingling lips, wanting kisses he probably shouldn’t expect.
As a Certified Mental Health Therapist, Scott Reid has his share of interesting experiences, though nothing compares with the time he spends with the psychic, Alex Elson. Plagued by terrifying images and dreams, Alex turns to Doctor Reid in the hopes of learning to control his visions. Instead, Scott is pulled into Alex’s world, where dreams and reality mix and nightmares are real.
Two young men, brothers, have been abducted from the lake outside of Oakton without a trace of who took them. That is, until Alex receives a silver pocket watch in the mail belonging to the elder brother, a taunt from the kidnapper for Alex to come find them. Alex’s visions turn at once into nightmares. Images flash in his mind of an abandoned well and a terrified, lonely boy slowly dying at the bottom. The shed looms close by, holding a horrifying secret, a dark place Alex’s frightened mind refuses to go.
With the help of Scott Reid, Alex endeavors to control his visions and find the brutalized victims before death claims them. But the watch is ticking away and time’s running out.