Stevie Carroll (stevie_carroll) wrote,
Stevie Carroll
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Weekend Writing Warriors

It's Sunday, and that means another round of Weekend Writing Warriors, and my current WiP is on hold while I work on edits for the novel I want to pitch next weekend. So, instead, here are eight sentences from one of the tales in my short story collection A Series of Ordinary Adventures. In 'Seven for the Devil', Michael is trying to make his way back from visiting the graves of his former bandmates, but is forced to hitch-hike due to his mountain bike having mysteriously acquired two punctures:

***


The window on the positively ancient rust-red Volvo rolled down as the car came to a halt. Michael ducked his head to look inside.

“Where you headed, son?” The driver grinned, showing a mouth full of crooked teeth, gaps, and one gold upper incisor. He wore a battered brown suit, and an even more battered brown hat, reminding Michael very much of his late grandfather.

Michael heaved a sigh of relief, and then told him. Old black dudes were far less likely to be maniacs, serial killers, or run-of-the-mill thugs than young or middle-aged white guys.

“That’s right on my route.”

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