The stuff of my life had been dumped without any thought into cardboard boxes stacked to the ceiling in one of those rent-by-the-month storage facilities on the south side of Vegas. If I hadn’t come back from the dead who knows what would have happened to it. Sold probably. The proceeds given to the state.
I turned to the manager and asked, “Are you sure all that crap is mine?”
“Your name is Dr. Fiona Butters, right? And you lived at 3814 Juniper Drive?” he read from the rental agreement. Poor sod was sweating profusely in the hot September sun. His polyester SafeStorage shirt was a size too small, a couple of strategic buttons were missing but at least his fly was up.
Above is a 150 word snippet from Flipka 2, Return to Echoing Waters. I’m posting it as part of a Sasha Black/Hugh Roberts #writespiration event. The challenge is to post a 150 word snippet from your WIP along with the working title. Generally I don’t participate in writing challenges (too lazy) but sadly I had no door for Norm Frampton’s #ThursdayDoors and no ideas jelling for a blog post so I decided to play along!
Return to Echoing Waters is a sequel to Flipka, which you can read about here, if you like.
Feel free to play along! Either in the comments here or on Sasha or Hugh’s blogs.
25 thoughts on “Snippet: Return to Echoing Waters”
Nice. I am now intrigued.
“… at least his fly was up” 😀
Always a plus! Thanks!
I love that last sentence of your snippet, Jan. Brilliant. 😀
Me too, Joanne and Jean!
Thanks Jean! The Fi Butters character is always fun to write.
Lovely turns of phrase Jan. And new readers are finding out stuff about Fiona without hardly realizing. Neat!
Thanks Colm! Hope all is well with you and your family. Love your blog but I can’t figure out how to follow it!
Enjoyed the snippet, Jan, and feisty Fiona too~~
Oh Good! Flipka is my favorite of your books; I’m glad to hear she is making a come back.
I’m trying but lately its been a little rough.
Hi Jan, loved the ending, the description of the guy made me chuckle. Intriguing story to say the least. thank you for playing along 😀
Thank you Sacha!
It is coming back, on wattpad??
It’s been slow going Glyn. I’m currently dealing with so many other things but when I get the time, I play to get back to Wattpad.
I agree with Sacha, that last line brought a smile to my face.
Before I get into trouble with Sacha, Writespiration is her very own idea, and not mine, but thanks for the mention, Jan.
Thanks Hugh. Always happy to do what I can for another blogger.
Hey, snazzy! Kept my attention. Impressive, J.
You combine deep lines and humorous lines so well 🙂
You’re so sweet! Thank you!