(Some assembly required)
Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors. This is a sample from my work in progress, “Frankenkitty”, and I hope you enjoy it. It started out as a young-adult superhero book, and well, you’ll see. The week before last week, in the chapter, “The Gerbil from Hell,” the girls found a test subject. The trouble starts this week. This snippet picks up right after last weeks where Amber reminded Mary about their experiments with a coil.
“How could I forget? We nearly blew out the town’s power grid; you don’t think.”
“Why not,” Amber said, “it would be fun, and we could totes do it this time; they’d never know it was us.”
Jennifer’s father arrived at Amber’s house to pick up his daughter. He arrived just in time to see the house lights dim and brown out. The streetlights flickered then went out. Then with a loud bang, the whole street went black and sparks flew from the transformer attached to the power line in the street.
“Funny that,” he said to himself, “Same thing happened last year.”
He tried to ring the doorbell, then after realizing it didn’t work without power, knocked on the door.
Amber’s parents calmly answered the door; they were wearing LED headlamps and were surprisingly unphased by the events of the night.
This is a work in progress. In other news, I’ve become a booktrope author, but more on that latter. It has meant a change in pen-name. The week before last week’s is here and you can read the whole last chapter if you’d rather. I’ve added a sub-title “(some assembly required).”
I’m also looking for reviewers for my nearly ready book “The Curious Profession of Dr. Craven” It’s moved out of layout to final assembly. There was a bit of a hiccough in production, but that’s sorted out.