Wednesday Wippet #3

Welcome back to the 3rd Wednesday Wippet, where I post a snippet of my WiP, Born of Hatred, the sequel to Crimes Against Magic.


This week as it’s the 20th, you get something from chapter 20, which happens to be a flashback chapter.


When you’re done reading this head over to read Wippets by Krista Walsh , Sarah L Fox and  Kathi L Schwengel, all of them are excellent, so you’ll enjoy it.

And now the here’s part of chapter 20. As before, these wippets are not from a finished draft, so may contain spelling/or grammar issues (although I’ve tried to remove any).


“What needs to be done,” I said absentmindedly. “Goddamn it. Get out of the tub.”

“What?” she asked, but I was in no mood to ask again. I grabbed her arm and removed her from the tub with one pull, dropping her onto the floor with a splat as her wet flesh hit the wooden floorboards.

“Get your ass in that chair,” I snapped.

She dragged herself into the wooden rocking chair, her arm was red where I’d grabbed it. As far as I was concerned, she was lucky to still have both arms.

I removed the ropes from the window, usually used to tie the curtains back, and tied Stephanie’s arms behind the chair, making sure that she couldn’t get up. I took second rope and attached one end to the first, using the other end to tie it to the handles on the chest of drawers. If she started yanking at the rope, she’d get out, but it would take a while.

“You want me still so you can kill me,” she said and spat at me, missing by a few feet.

I stood in front of her and rolled up the sleeves on my shirt, letting her watch the orange glyphs that lit up on my arms. “If I wanted to kill you.” A small sphere of flame appeared in the palm of my hand, Stephanie’s eyes opened as wide as possible. “You’d already be dead.”

The flame vanished and I put on my coat. “You’re going to give your friends in this town a message. They have forty-eight hours to leave. To run as far away as they can. Because in two days I’m going to come back, burn this entire fucking town to the ground and piss on the ashes.”

Posted on June 20, 2012, in Born of Hatred, Fun, Writing and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I just love him. Another great peel at what is certain to be an awesome sequel. Now, get back to work.

  2. Nate isn’t a happy soul, is he? I don’t envy his therapist.

    Moody, pacey, and grabs the reader by the parts other stories cannot reach. Just what the doctor ordered. 🙂

  3. Love the attitude! Nice.

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