Stevie Carroll (stevie_carroll) wrote,
Stevie Carroll
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Hump Day Hook

Another Wednesday, and that means another Hump Day Hook. I'm doing something a bit different this week as 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 has told his friend Jimmy, a vicar and former guitarist in a goth band, all about the mysterious old man who gave him a lift home:

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"So you don’t think..." Michael made a start on his pint. "You don’t think he was the devil?”

"What? Like the old Robert Johnson story? That never happened, you know. It was just spread around by reporters who couldn’t understand how he could play so well."

"But surely you believe in the devil?"

"Not like that. The devil is the evil that lurks in people’s hearts, preventing them from reaching their true potential for good. Not some bloke driving around East Anglia tempting injured musicians to throw away their life’s savings."

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