Weekend Writing Warriors! #8sunday

wewriwa_square_2Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors where we share an
8 sentence snippet of our writing. You can find other great snippets HERE!

Hello! This week I’d like to share the next paragraph to my psychological thriller THE SHED. Still haven’t started edits on it yet, so if anything jumps out at you, please let me know!

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Scott realized he chewed his bottom lip and soothed the hurt with his tongue. Alex’s case intrigued him but he wasn’t sure if he could be of any use to the young man. He frowned as he maneuvered the busy street, wondering if anyone could help him. Alex’s visions were real, he had no doubt, but Alex’s ability to control them might be more than they could hope for. And they seemed to be getting worse, coming more frequently. Scott worried he’d lose his hold on reality this time around.

Alex stood on the sidewalk outside Scott’s office and Scott let out a relieved breath as he pulled into the driveway. Thank God. He was drawn to the young man and really wanted to help.

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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.

About diannehartsock

Author of paranormal/suspense, fantasy/adventure, m/m romance and anything else that comes to mind. Oh, and a floral designer.
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10 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors! #8sunday

  1. Cathy Brockman says:

    I cannot ait for this!! oh my it sounds so good!! I loved Alex!

  2. sadiecass says:

    Very intriguing snippet. I want to know more about these visions.

    (still playing, though my site is on on the wewriwa list)

  3. Gemma Parkes says:

    I’m glad Scott wants to help and I’m looking forward to reading more.

  4. At least the visions haven’t killed Scott yet.

  5. alexissduran says:

    Nice setup. I’m immediately interested in both of them. The blurb is terrific!

  6. This is a fascinating story and really sticks in the memory so I can’t wait for more. Great snippet today!

  7. Karen Michelle Nutt says:

    Interesting snippet. You have me intrigued to know more. 🙂

  8. Gem says:

    Vivid scene that makes me want to know more.

  9. Alex seems in a difficult position, I’m glad Scott is here to help.

  10. Millie Burns says:

    You have grabbed my attention. I’m looking forward to learning more. Nice job.

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