When Things Go Horribly Wrong

So, I joined this group, Weekend Writing Warriors. Let’s see if I can keep this up for 10 weeks to the end of the year!


It’s simple and fun. Sign up on the linky list with your name, blog url, and email address on Mondays, 8:00 AM EST. Each week, the list remains open until Saturday, 11:59 PM. Then on Sunday, post 8 to 10 sentences from a current writing project, published or unpublished. Visit other participants and offer opinions, critiques, support. Writers hanging out with writers, a good time with a great group of people.
8 sentences –  I can manage that, can’t I?
 Luke swallowed hard, raising his hand to his face, partially covering his open mouth. The hairs on the back of his neck stood on end as he realized he had learned more than he had intended to. He played the video over again. They were healthy young men at the beginning, and in ten weeks, their appearance was so altered that their families wouldn’t have been able to identify their bodies.
 Maybe he was wrong, maybe there was some other explanation. This additive to the company product, a product that he had been using in his training, a product that was supposed to give him an edge in competition, had caused the deaths of these two young men. 

Something clicked inside his head. News reports about students missing. Discoveries of homeless on the riverfront that had overdosed on a synthetic drug.

Nervously, Luke took the micro-sized flash drive from the pocket of his lab coat.

This is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Roxy Sings the Blues.

That wasn’t so hard!
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Write on my friends, write on!

9 comments on “When Things Go Horribly Wrong

    • I don’t know what happened – I proofed it I swear! Then I read it posted and WTH??? This has happened before. Thanks for pointing it out though, yeah it wasn’t supposed to repeat. I think I fixed it – let’s see what wordpress does with it though.


  1. Welcome. This is a fun group. I hope you enjoy our weekly snippets. The repeated sentences threw me. This guy is in a bad place. I hope he gets out before he becomes one of the victims.


    • GAH! I went over everything twice – guess it should have been three times. Sometimes I think wordpress just hates me. Thanks for pointing that out – it happens when I copy and paste from another document, or when I rearrange things on the page.


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