Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sunday Snippet: AN ARMY OF ANGELS

My snippet for today is from An Army of Angels, the upcoming sequel to my supernatural thriller Chasing the Wind. This is from a scene written from the point of view of the female protagonist, Robyn Cantwell, at the celebration of her marriage to visionary artist Alex Stewart....



My brothers had lined up, arms around each other’s shoulders as they sang Can’t Smile Without You--off-key--and danced in a chorus line.
We should have eloped,” I told Alex.
At the end of the song, Paulie jumped up on one of the picnic tables, microphone in hand. “Can I have your attention, please?” he silenced the guests. “Whoever had April first in the wedding pool, come get your winnings. I think there’s about seventy-five dollars here.”
They had a pool to predict when we’d get married?” Alex asked.
I shook my head. “They’ll have a pool for anything. They once had one to predict when Dad would pass a kidney stone.”







10 comments:

  1. Why am I not surprised the band of heathens that make up the Brothers Cantwell would have had a pool running on that?

    A fun excerpt, Norma!

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    1. I thank you, partner--and the brothers thank you!

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  2. ROFL I love this. What a great bunch of brothers!

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    1. Thanks! Two of the brothers were in the snippet I posted from Sucker-Punched!

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  3. “We should have eloped,” I told Alex.

    If I had a buck-fifty for every time I heard my friends say this or said it myself, I could have bought us a stepladder and two tickets to Vegas. :)

    Though betting on a kidney stone might have been a quicker way to raise the money...

    Excellent snippet!

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  4. Loved this snippet.

    Hugs and chocolate!

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  5. Heh heh, oh such true words re: marriage! (Love the images too, perfect finds:)

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  6. Love this snippet! I want to know more about this family!

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  7. OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG wahahahahahahahahaahaha

    cheers, parsnip

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  8. That sounds like a fun family wedding. I can see why she thought about eloping.

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