#8Sunday from Reap & Repent. It’s all fun and games until someone ends up in Purgatory.

#8Sunday…From Reap & Repent

This is my first Weekend Writing Warriors 8 Sentence Sunday!

Thanks Cara Bristol for recommending it.

This eight sentence excerpt installment follows a scene in which hero Deacon has taken heroine Ruth on her inaugural trip to Purgatory. She’s just landed and this is what she sees:


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 Ruth opened her eyes to complete and utter chaos. There were creatures everywhere. She would have been hard-pressed to prove most of them were now or ever had been human. It was like the cantina scene in Star Wars without the fun band. Ruth’s mouth gaped open. It was dark, foggy and damp in the long underground chamber where they’d landed, like some kind of subterranean cave. She’d never seen anything like it.

It was a depot of sorts, it seemed, and there were long tunnels crisscrossing every which way, disappearing into the stone walls.


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Reap & Repent blurb

They see death. Can they share a life?

Ruth Scott can read the energy of every person she meets. Then she meets Deacon Walker. She can see his ice-blue eyes, his black hair, and his gorgeous face. But this beautiful stranger has no aura.

Deacon is just as unsettled by Ruth—and, having spent more than two hundred years ushering souls to Purgatory, Deacon is seldom shocked by anything. As he helps Ruth to understand her true nature, she awakens desires that he decided long ago a Reaper can’t afford.

A demon invasion forces Deacon to confront the darkness in his own past even as he fights to save the human souls he’s charged to protect. When he’s taken captive, his first concern is for Ruth. But Ruth just might be able to save herself—and the Reaper she can’t live without—if she can learn to wield her newfound powers.


16 Responses to #8Sunday from Reap & Repent. It’s all fun and games until someone ends up in Purgatory.

  1. So glad you decided to participate! I loved Reap & Repent. Can’t wait for book 2!

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    burnsmillie says:

    So nice to meet you, and welcome to WeWriWa! Love the reference to Star Wars, made me smile. Looking forward to a further taste of reapers next week : ) Please return!

  3. Welcome! I also liked the Star Wars reference. The place she’s found herself in sure sounds a little ominous and I sense cold and wet. LOL. Great snippet!

  4. Welcome to WWW. I also liked the Star Wars reference, it made me smile.

    Just one thought about the snippet, IMO I would drop “like some kind of subterranean cave”. To me, the phrase doesn’t add to what you’ve already depicted, and it seems to weaken rather than augment the vivid description you led in with.

  5. Welcome to WeWriW! I’m highly intrigued by the scene your character has arrived at? Fallen into? And I also enjoyed the Star Wars reference. Minor nit, the word “it” appears pretty often in the snippet – my Editor raps my knuckles when “it” shows up over and over instead of varying the word structure LOL. Love the story’s premise!

  6. Sounds kind of spooky, even with all the bustling–wouldn’t want to be there when it’s empty!

  7. Some terrific details in there, I like it! =D

  8. I love this line> “…like the cantina scene in Star Wars without the fun band.” And Reapers! Welcome to wewriwa:)

  9. this is a story I can dig my teeth into lol. I’m not on WWW this week I must get back. Good for you to describe purgatory – my characters work for the devil and I tried to describe hell — but one person’s hell is another’s heaven

  10. Welcome to wewriwa! We’re glad you’re giving it a try. Good scene. You’ve painted it well. I feel like I could simply echo all the other comments. I too loved the Star Wars’ reference, and I agree with the “its” Veronica mentioned. No knuckle rapping needed 😉 And I think Botanist is spot on about this being redundant: “…like some kind of subterranean cave.” Hope you liked wewriwa, and you come back next week. 🙂

  11. Yes, the star wars line was what stood out to me, loved it! Thanks for sharing.