I promised a couple more today, and I always try to keep my promises. 🙂 This is a continuation of the scene I posted earlier, another page or so along. Ruth worked up all her courage, and crept downstairs, shotgun in hand, hoping she can defend herself against her ex by finding him before he finds her. Enjoy. Or not. 😉
Stepping down onto the living room floor, Ruth scanned the room. She was alone, unless he was hiding in the pantry. Possible, but it didn’t feel right. She was sure she would have heard him moving around inside, opening or closing the pantry door. As she stood peering into every corner, a faint noise wormed its way into her awareness—a soft thumping near her kitchen window.
Whirling to her left, she aimed her shotgun at the window, then froze, her brain slow to comprehend what she was seeing. A shape hanging outside the window jerked feebly in the moonlight. A cat? No, a rabbit. A rabbit spun slowly on a length of twine, hind feet scratching faintly against the glass, leaving black, clotted smears sliding down the pane.
Nausea rolled through her as the full horror of what she was looking at registered. The bastard had slit its belly open and hung it up to bleed out against her window. In a silent agony of black and gray, the rabbit swung back and forth under the silver moon. Her breath caught on a sob, and all hope fled. She knew without a doubt—could see in her mind’s eye—that Lloyd was going to gut her just like that rabbit.
This is it. He’s gonna to kill me tonight. Oh, God, he’s gonna to cut me open and kill me.
2 thoughts on “#ExcerptWeek – #WakeRobinRidge No 2”
That’s a powerful one. I love scary so you have me…
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Thanks, Olga. Though Wake-Robin Ridge is essentially the story of two different women who lived in an isolated cabin nearly 50 years apart, some bad things happened during the first woman’s (Ruth’s) life. The second woman (Sarah) slowly uncovers the pieces of the puzzle and finds the truth about a terrible night decades earlier. There are several scary/intense scenes, but it still falls into Romantic Suspense, I think, as opposed to say, thriller. But it will give you a few shivers here and there, along with what I hope is a decent love story. Okay, two love stories, actually. 😀 I might add another excerpt today, and then I’ll switch to Swamp Ghosts, Rabbit, and Finding Hunter throughout the week. Stay tuned! 😉