Welcome to this week’s edition of Christian Fiction Friday brought to you by me and my lovely and talented co-host, Alana Terry! This is a chance for Christian authors to post short snippets from their works in progress! Easy and fun!
My 7-year-old has been home sick all week with pneumonia, so I haven’t written a word. In fact, this is what my day looked like yesterday:
So, this snippet is unedited and something I wrote last week from a suspense novella that is currently untitled, but will be part of a romantic suspense bundle that I’m doing with my co-host Alana Terry and six other authors!
Andrew fought for control as the SUV slid through the intersection and crashed into an oncoming car. With the impact, her head hit the side window, dazing her. The next thing she knew, Victor had his hands on her face and was yelling something at her. Her head hurt. She raised a hand and touched the wetness at her temples. Her stomach turned when she saw the blood on her hand.
Finally, she could make out what Victor was saying. “Now! Come on, Ruth, move!” She watched as Andrew kicked his window out and climbed out of it, gun drawn. Victor reached over and pushed open his passenger door. Ruth’s hands slipped on the seat belt twice before she managed to unbuckle it. Victor crouched at the open door and held his hand out to her. “Come on!”
On her side of the vehicle, she could see the impression of the dump truck that had T-boned it. On the other side of the intersection, two men got out of the dump truck, guns drawn. She heard the screams of the onlookers before she heard the gunshots. The window next to her head suddenly cracked with a spiderweb pattern and she heard the pings of bullets hitting the side of the SUV. A burning smell filled her nostrils and smoke stung her eyes.
“Go!” yelled Andrew, popping up from behind the truck and firing in the direction of the shots. “Got to cover!”
Without looking back, she held tight to Victor’s hand as he raced away from the intersection. “Don’t stop,” he yelled, dodging his way through the heavy rush-hour pedestrian traffic. “We’re in Kovalev territory. Not safe.”
He didn’t say another word. As the adrenaline pumped through her system, she felt her headache recede and the pain she’d initially felt in her knee fade. Who knew what kind of damage she did to her body sprinting through the crowd with an almost certain concussion and possibly strained knee. Deciding that if she felt the pain in the morning, she would praise God for the glory of surviving this day and focused on keeping up with Victor.
Without warning, he ducked into a recessed building entrance, spinning her so that her back pressed up against the brick wall. Through the arched entryway, she saw a man run down the street. From the steps of the building, two women in tight mini skirts and teetering platform heels walked up to Victor. “Hello, Mr. Kovalev,” the woman with the brunette hair said, looking Ruth up and down.
“Nina,” Victor said, out of breath. “I need to get out of the territory.” He put his hands on his knees and bent over at the waist. Sweat dripped down his forehead. When he straighten, he shrugged out of his suit jacket.
“You’ll never get out,” she whispered in a heavy Russian accent, popping her head out of the archway and looking down the street. “Boris put a bounty on you. Whoever finds you, is free to go.”
Now it’s your turn! Just link your Christian Fiction Friday! Here are the rules:
1. Christian Fiction Friday is a blog hop where authors post short (400-ish words or less) snippets from their current works in progress (not published pieces).
2. Keep it PG-13 or lower. No swearing, no sex scenes. If you have a particularly violent scene or deal with a heavy or controversial subject matter, please include a disclaimer at the beginning of your post.
1. Visit at least some of the other Christian Fiction Friday authors each week and comment on their blogs.
2. Don’t offer critiques unless the author specifically asks for it in his or her post.
3. Please include this blurb at the end of your weekly post:
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