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. Alex has his first vision.

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He took a knee. Alex’s gaze remained fixed on the blood drops, pupils dilated. His breathing was shallow and Scott pressed fingers to his wrist. The pulse raced. “Alex, are you with me?”

The blue eyes widened further and a look of fear swept the boy’s face. Sweat beaded his forehead and his body quivered as if he were ready to run. Good lord! It had happened so quickly.

Scott had promised Alex he’d work with him to control his visions, but there had been no warning for this one. The blood had been a definite trigger, but was it always a trigger?


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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9 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday

  1. Jake Malden says:

    I haven’t done any of the Flashes yet, bit if I were going to, this would be the way to do one. Smart, attention-grabbing and a total tease. Very well done.

  2. Whoa! This was an intense snippet. I can’t believe how much information you were able to fit in. Great job.

    I do have to take a quick moment and ask you to kindly limit your WeWriWa snippets to 8 sentences. I know it’s tough (I’ve slipped a few times) but the limit makes it easy for participants to check out everyone’s contributions. Thanks so much!

    I’m looking forward to what happens next!

  3. Frank Fisher says:

    I think it’s interesting that his visions are triggered by blood. It’s usually the gross things that do that. Great descriptions!

  4. Gemma Parkes says:

    There’s certainly a lot to learn about Alex, tense moment and very visual.

  5. siobhanmuir says:

    Wow, intense and creepy, Dianne. Well done. 🙂

  6. Millie Burns says:

    Very intense moment you’ve shared. How stressful for the one with the vision, and the one trying to help him through it.

  7. Susan says:

    What kind of visions? and finding the trigger is always difficult –sounding good

  8. alexissduran says:

    Great snippet. You’ve really got me hooked.

  9. Such an intense snippet, right into the action. Wow. Really am hooked by this story and want more!

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