Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, where participants share excerpts of their books or works-in-progress. It’s a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! Be sure to check out their website. Today’s selection comes from my book, Stay With Me (the full synopsis is below). Picking up where we left off last week, Noah had ventured into a tattoo shop to try to get more information about the mystery woman, who he learned is named Alma. Instead he found Glen, the seven-foot-tall and menacing-looking owner of the shop, who wants to know why he’s looking for Alma.
They walked into a small room, outfitted with a tattoo chair, a stool and a small table with various needles and inks. Glen held his arm out to the chair and Noah reluctantly sat.
“Now,” Glen said as he dropped onto the stool, “What did Alma do?”
“Uh,” Noah began again, eying the man as he picked up a six-inch needle off the table, “She, uh…kissed me.”
Both of Glen’s eyebrows shot up.
“And that’s it?”
Glen placed the needle back on the table, stood up and said, “Then consider yourself a lucky man and move on because she’s trouble.”