Weekend Writing Warriors – Restoration #34

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The past few weeks have been a challenge for me technically and have not been able to submit any post. The place where I stayed after the fires in Fort McMurray had very unreliable WiFi. I’ve posted this snippet early in hopes that it will have a chance to read it. This will be my third attempt to get it up and it seems to have worked.

Enjoy

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of the short story, 8 – 10 sentences at a time.

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Clash of steel.

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“Then I’ll make the choice for you.”

Faldron ran toward Demeas. He did not move, nor did he regard the swords, but only looked at Faldron’s eyes. Perceiving the intent of the striking swords, Demeas also noticed Faldron’s eyes revealed another objective. With quick hands, he grabbed his swords and blocked Faldron’s steel. The sound of metal clashing and the screaming of the blades as they slid across each other sent nearby birds to noisy flight.

Faldron’s sword was Hivarhan, like all H’Rhophyan swords, forged by the armourers of Hivarha in Southern Sendeshia. It was a lighter sword compared with a standard sword of similar size. Demeas’ sword, while fashioned to resemble an H’Rhophyan blade, was constructed of Elven steel which made it much lighter and stronger than most swords, even H’Rhophyan ones.

“You’re as fast as ever,” grinned Faldron waving a sword at Demeas.

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Weekend Writing Warriors – Restoration #33

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It is doubtful this will end peacefully.

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Faldron untied the cord of his cloak and let it to the ground. He drew both swords, holding the short sword in a reverse grip, blade pointing down like a dagger. Demeas untied his cloak and let it fall, but he did not draw a weapon.

“This doesn’t need to happen, Faldron,” continued Demeas in a soft, but firm tone.

Many times he had sparred with Faldron over the years. Faldron had been Demeas’ student after he arrived at The Temple as a young teenager and responsible for his weapons training. On occasion Faldron had bested him, but sparring was not a matter of life and death. This was the last thing Demeas wanted. All personal feelings had to be set aside should this fight become unavoidable.

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Weekend Writing Warriors – Restoration #32

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Demeas tries to convince Faldron to give up.

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Demeas heard the fear in Faldron’s voice and saw it in his eyes, “You and The Book will return with me.”

“No!” shouted Faldron with almost a cry. “If you take me back, I’m a dead man.” He stood in defiance, “I’ll take my chances with you.”

“I don’t want to fight you.”

“Then let me go!”

“I can’t do that, but you already know that.”

“Then it ends here.”

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Weekend Writing Warriors – Restoration #31

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The confrontation begins.

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Faldron did not speak, but moved to an open area pulling his cloak behind him
revealing his swords.

The Pillars have no monetary value.”

“It’s worth more than you realize, Demeas.”

Demeas moved into the clearing, “Why did you steal It?”

“I can’t tell you.”

“Won’t tell me, you mean.” Demeas pulled back the left side of his cloak
exposing his sword, “I’ll ask only once. Who ordered you to steal The Pillars?”

“You already know who he is. That’s all I will tell you.”

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Weekend Writing Warriors – Restoration #30

Welcome to another snippet.

Over the next little while I will bring you the remainder of the short story,
8 – 10 sentences at a time.

There was a problem with the scheduler last week which was the reason
this snippet was not ready for viewing on Sunday. By the time I realised
what had happened, it was too late to post.

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Demeas finally meets who he is looking for.

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“You have me at a disadvantage,” said Demeas.

“How does it feel?”

“If you intend to intimidate me, it won’t work.”

“I didn’t think it would,” said the thief as he moved out into the open.

Demeas was speechless. Discouragement rose as he watched the man move into the clearing. This person had been one of his students and his disappointment now turned to himself.

Where did I go wrong?

“Why did you steal The Pillars, Faldron?”

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Currently Reading “Kiss the Girls” by James Patterson

 

Finished reading May 9, 2016. I liked it and, again, very unlike the movie. Thought the characters were well thought out especially Casanova and The Gentleman Caller terrorizing both US Coasts simultaneously. Alex is, of course, as interesting as ever. I know it’s an older book, but you will enjoy it. Give it 4 stars.

Not sure what is next: Jack & Jill (#3 of Alex Cross) or one of Patterson’s stand alone books.

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Kiss the Girlcovers (Alex Cross #2)
by James Patterson @JP_Books 

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~~~ Book Description ~~~

First came the stunning number-one bestseller. Now comes the scariest, most unforgettable novel in several years. In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed. In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears. Washington D.C.’s Alex Cross is back to solve the most baffling and terrifying murder case ever. Two clever pattern killers are collaborating, cooperating, competing- and they are working coast to coast.

~~~ From Amazon Product Page ~~~

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Weekend Writing Warriors – Restoration #29

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Over the next little while I will bring you the remainder of the short story,
8 – 10 sentences at a time.

This link will take you to the Weekend Writing Warriors home page where you can check out snippets from other writers.

It appears I did not register my snippet from last week, even though I posted the segment on my blog. Perhaps, you would like to read last weeks portion first. Go here to read last weeks snippet.

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The meeting Demeas has both waited for and dreaded has arrived.

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Demeas’ keen eyes searched the trees around him, but the barrier hid the thief. The clearing was a corridor lined with snow covered spruce trees. Most of the maple and birch trees scattered among the spruce were bare while others still had leaves clinging on, as if refusing to acknowledge the coming change. Creating a dense wall, the trees made it impossible to see who was beyond.

“Leave and we can forget about this,” continued the voice.

“You have something that doesn’t belong to you. I will restore It to Its rightful place and bring you back with me.”

He had an idea where the voice came from and moved in that direction and dismounted.

“Stop there, Demeas!”

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Weekend Writing Warriors – Restoration #28

Welcome to another snippet.

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Over the next little while I will bring you the remainder of the short story,
8 – 10 sentences at a time.

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Demeas finally finds who he’s looking for.

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His horse laid her ears flat and her eyes opened wide. She jumped around, but Demeas calmed her by patting her neck.

“It’s all right, girl. Just calm down.”

She seemed to relax a little. He scanned the surrounding area for whatever spooked her.
After several minutes he shouted, “You might as well show yourself.” From his horse’s reaction he knew his quarry was near. “A lame horse won’t get you very far.”

“They had to send you,” replied a voice from the trees.

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Currently Reading “Along Came a Spider” by James Patterson

I finished reading the book yesterday afternoon, April 21, 2016, and decided to give the movie a look as well. I was disappointed, not because the book and movie were poor–they weren’t– but because the movie was such a huge departure from the book. If the title, character names and places were changed for the movie you would not know that it was based on this book. I don’t understand how authors can watch their work be changed that much. But I digress.

This was an very enjoyable read that kept me wanting more. I like the short chapters which usually hooked me (do all Patterson’s follow the shorter chapter model?). I found the book to be a fast paced roller coaster ride with memorable characters, especially the bad guy, Gary Soneji.

I’m glad I started this series binge. I will give the book a solid 4/5 stars. “Kiss The Girls” is next, right?

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by James Patterson @JP_Books

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~~~ Book Description ~~~

The classic thriller that launched the Alex Cross series, the #1 detective series of the past twenty-five years!

A missing little girl named Maggie Rose . . . a family of three brutally murdered in the projects of Washington, D.C. . . . the thrill-killing of a beautiful elementary school teacher . . . a psychopathic serial kidnapper/murderer who is so terrifying that the FBI, the Secret Service, and the police cannot outsmart him – even after he’s been captured.

Gary Soneji wants to commit the crime of the century. Alex Cross is the brilliant homicide detective pitted against him. Jezzie Flanagan is the first female supervisor of the Secret Service who completes one of the most unusual suspense triangles in any thriller you have ever read.

Alex Cross and Jezzie Flanagan are about to have a forbidden love affair–at the worst possible time for both of them. Because Gary Soneji is playing at the top of his game. The latest of the unspeakable crimes happens in Alex Cross’s precinct. It happens under the noses of Jezzie Flanagan’s men. Now Alex Cross must face the ultimate test: How do you outmaneuver a brilliant psychopath?

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A Patterson Book Binge?

I’ve read only one James Patterson (@JP_Books) book so far: ‘Zoo‘, which had an interesting, but troubling concept with the message of “the stupidity of mankind”. The TV Series was also good and my wife and I are waiting for Season 2 to air.

The only other acquaintance to Mr. Patterson’s work are two films produced from the first two Alex Cross novels: ‘Along Came A Spider‘ and ‘Kiss The Girls‘ starring Morgan Freeman.

Friends told me how much they enjoyed this series and encouraged me to read it as well. I’ve decided to do an ‘Alex Cross‘ binge (sort of), and read as many of these books back to back as I can. With all the praise for this series, I don’t think I’ll be bored.

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I don’t know, think these are a good start?

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