Stevie Carroll (stevie_carroll) wrote,
Stevie Carroll

Hump Day Hook

Another Wednesday, and another Hump Day Hook, although I almost forgot to sign up this week. I'm still working on Finding Rupert as my main WiP, but I thought I'd do something a little different in the run-up to Halloween and post a few hooks from my published short story collection, A Series of Ordinary Adventures. This week's comes from 'Breaking the Silence' in which four friends meet up at their annual school reunion, but a surprise is waiting for them:


Tariq wished he'd kept in shape. Overseeing four car dealerships and a chain of garage-workshops, with his Borough Council and Planning Committee responsibilities on top, left him little time for going to the gym. There was a gym at the Council Offices, though, or maybe he could start jogging to work. He doubted he'd be able to outrun anyone these days.

"Here we all are," Jim continued. "A slightly different reunion to the one we were expecting. Walter, why don't you enlighten us on why you've brought us all up here?"

"You don't remember what we did?" Walter asked. "What you did, really, I suppose. None of the good luck ever rubbed off on me."


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A wander down a country pathway, a cruise vacation in the Mediterranean, a school reunion, a sandwich eaten in the park – in the stories of Stevie Carroll, the mundane becomes tantalizingly magical. A footballer’s mistress gets more than just an apartment when her lover tries to keep her in style; a rock-and-roll bass player finds out that second chances aren’t all they’re cracked up to be; something sinister lurks beneath the trappings of a travelling carnival.

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Tags: a series of ordinary adventures, blog hop, hump day hook, published work
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