Saturday, August 23, 2014

Weekend Writing Warriors 8/24/14: It's creepy when you do that

Welcome to my contribution to the Weekend Writing Warriors blog hop! Today I give you an excerpt of my WIP Night Shift that comes pre-packaged in a group of 8 sentences. I was quite pleased to find that this excerpt came to exactly 8 without any condensing. Keep in mind, this is all Draft One. Much of this draft may wind up as backstory but I’m still working on the revised outline. Collected excerpts for this story are here

Devorah slugged Kazimir a few minutes earlier (and nearly knocked him out) and her hand is in some serious pain. He’s just told her that the easiest way for her to join the demons is to vanish from her old life. In shock over that suggestion, Devorah agrees to let him “fix” her hand. 

Kazimir is a fire-aligned demon; fire is the element he’s in tune with. He’s always really warm to the touch and never needs a coat in cold weather ;-)

Gently, he wrapped both hands around mine. That alone warmed my hand but then it got way warmer. He closed his eyes and let his breath out in a quick sigh. A red glow with a pins-and-needles sensation spread over my hand on both sides. The prickling grew sharper and hotter as it sank below the surface. It creeped me out but the pain lessened. Just as I was about to pull my hand free, the prickling, the glow, and the remnants of pain vanished. He released my hand with a smile.  

That’s not something you experience every day. He could make out like a bandit as a doctor! 

Another summer wrapping up (sort-of summer, anyway) and another Erie County Fair has come and gone (175 years!). The older one gets, the faster time seems to fly. I did get to see the Santana/Rod Stewart show when it hit First Niagara Center, John Fogerty at the Fair, and I’ve got a ticket for the Three Dog Night show in late September. So there have been some good times this summer. I hope you’ve had some wonderful times this year, too. Stretch out your fun times by visiting the WeWriWa homepage for links to perfectly exciting excerpts. I appreciate all comments and do my best to return visits. Happy writing, peeps!


  1. Whenever my sister or I got a bruise as children my dad would slap his hands together and rub them briskly so that his palms were warm, then he would soothe the bruised area - we swore that he had magical healing powers, lol.
    I am fascinated and curious about the relationship between Kazimer and Devorah - not too sure I trust him. Good 8.

  2. Great snippet, but I don't know if I would ever trust a demon. Interesting premise.
    Juneta at Writer's Gambit

  3. Now that's a handy trick, but it seems odd that a demon would have the power to heal like that. Seems a little bit on the *lowers voice to a whisper* good side :)

    1. I'm in a super rush today (and backed up from repaying these wonderful visits) but I want to mention that it does seem odd, but there's a reason for it. I haven't gotten into this yet but demons use Dark power to heal. Normally they only use it on themselves -- one of the draws of that lifestyle. There's nothing to stop them from using it on anybody, though.

      Thanks, Ian. I like that you caught that and mentioned it. :-)

  4. Gorgeous description-almost like sex.Your imagination staggers my mind, Marcia. Thank you once again.

  5. I like the description of how she feels the healing.

  6. Oh these two always back and forth with each other. You keep me guessing what's going to happen next.