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 another paragraph to my psychological thriller THE SHED. Scott takes Alex out for coffee and meets Art Peters.

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He waited politely for Alex to finish his sentence then pulled out the chair between them and sat down. “They’ll bring our drinks…”

Scott’s voice trailed off and his heart gave a definite thump when Alex’s friend glanced at him. Such lovely eyes! He quickly cleared his throat and held out a hand. “Scott Reid.”

Mischief glinted in the man’s light blue eyes and his quick grin did things to Scott’s stomach. “Art Peters.” He held Scott’s hand a trifle longer than necessary. “So you’re Alex’s shrink?”


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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7 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday

  1. winterbayne says:

    Awesome! I hope to start joining in during my camp nano.

  2. alexissduran says:

    Ah, things are getting more complicated, and in a very interesting way! I always look forward to reading the next installment of this story.

  3. Hmm, sparks seem to be flying now! Excellent excerpt…

  4. Frank Fisher says:

    Alex’s shrink? Kind of an odd question to ask someone you’ve just met. Wonderful snippet!

  5. Great job of introducing characters to one another. Very natural dialogue.

  6. atexasgirlblogs says:

    This sounds like a great book to read. I hope to make it back to learn more about it.

  7. Millie Burns says:

    Hmm, introducing someone new…

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