Welcome back to the 4th Wednesday Wippet, where I post a snippet of my WiP, Born of Hatred, the sequel to Crimes Against Magic. As per usual they may be some spelling or grammar issues.
This week as it’s the 27th and as much as I’d like to post something from chapter 27, it’s basically one massive spoiler, so that’s not really possible. Instead, you get something from chapter 7.
The clearing ended fifty feet in front of where we stood, replaced with a sheer drop that went down for a few hundred feet into the New Forest below. From our vantage point, we could see for miles and all of it green and peaceful. Very few people knew of the spot, so thankfully there was no fence protecting idiots from falling down the slope, spoiling what was a spectacular view.
“It’s so quiet,” she said as she walked toward the edge, stopping a few feet back and peering down the slope. “Bloody hell.”
“Yeah, I don’t advise jumping down there,” I said as I joined her. “You could probably survive as it’s not a sheer drop, but you’d know about it once you hit the bottom.”
“How do you know about this place?”
“I used to come here, a long time ago. When the only way to get up here was to climb that slope, or walk the ten miles to get around it.”
“You climbed that?”
I nodded. “A few times, it was good exercise.” I made my way back to the truck. “I picked here as we’re unlikely to be disturbed, you can ask whatever you want. I won’t dodge anything, I promise. No subject off limits. You got into a fight today, how are you feeling about it?”
Sara continued to stare down into the forest below, her back facing me. She rubbed her neck and turned. “I wanted to hurt him,” she said. “He threatened to… well, you know. When I hit him, I just lost it.”
“You handled yourself well. I’m proud of you for doing that, you should be too. Next time, maintain composure, loosing your temper will get you in trouble one day. Trust me on this.”
“You were so calm. You could have killed them all, couldn’t you?”
I nodded. “A day not too long ago, I would have too. But, that’s not me anymore, I try not to kill those too stupid to know better.”
“Why doesn’t that scare me?”
“Because I’m awesome,” I said with a laugh, which Sara quickly joined.
So, it’s the 2nd Wednesday Wippet, where I post something from my WiP, Born of Hatred. The only rule is, it has to be something that’s relevant to the date. So, as today is the 13th, I’ll post something from the 13th chapter.
Like last week, this hasn’t been edited, so there might be the occasional spelling/grammar issue, as I don’t want to spend tons of time going through it, as it defeats the point.
I hope you enjoy it:
“Anything else, Doc?” I asked.
He removed a thermometer from inside the wound. “It’s hard to give an exact time of death, but I would say about four to five hours ago. Whatever is doing this, it’s like nothing I’ve seen in my hundred and ninety years of life.”
I thanked him and, with a head full of information, went off to find Tommy and Sara. Instead I found one of the agents who had been the contact for the killer. “Agent Reid,” I said and offered my hand, which he took.
“Are you helping with the investigation?” He asked.
“Just a fresh set of eyes, I’m not trying to step on anyone’s toes.”
He raised an eyebrow. “You pissed off some people earlier. That would be akin to jumping up and down on people’s toes.”
“I get that a lot,” I assured him. “Do you mind if I ask you a few things?”
“The killer, Olivia says he calls you.”
“He calls Greaves,” he corrected. “Usually a few hours after he’s killed them. Greaves got the call just over an hour ago. We came here first and then contacted Director Green.”
“Greaves is a werewolf, yes?”
“Yes, I am,” I rough voice snapped from behind me. “Is there a problem with that?”
I turned toward the surly man with a smile on my face. “No problems. I just wanted to know if you caught any scent.”
“And I should tell you why?” He jabbed a finger at my chest. I glanced down at the digit and wondered if I should break it.
And that’s it for another Wippet. It’s much harder work than I’d thought, trying to find bits that don’t spoil anything, while still giving a taste of what’s in store.
Next week is the 20th, so you’ll be getting a glimpse of what the flashbacks in the book are about.