#8Sunday Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #50

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The Weekend Writing Warriors is an awesome site that allows writers to share their 8 to 10 sentence excerpts, published or unpublished, to the blogosphere. If you’d like to join or would like to read wonderful talent, please visit the WeWriWa website on Sunday, 5/24 http://wewriwa.blogspot.com.

I’m sharing my work-in-progress of a serial killer torturing a college campus with urban legends.

Here’s my excerpt:

…I’m not even a bad guy. I only kill with urban legends for true authentic research. After my future novel becomes a bestseller, I’ll have no reason to ever kill again. I promise. I cared for Savannah, but she had to go. When I stuffed her body in the hotel mattress, I knew there was no going back on the plan. I’m just lucky the smell didn’t disgust the hotel guests or staff. I’ve already cleaned the room and returned my key. No more hiding bodies. I want this town to be scared shitless.

That’s the end of this week’s snippet. If you’d like to read more, I’m ending this chapter and introducing what happens in the morning. Main characters, Wayne and Wilk (roommates) are introduced to you guys.

I need to see true reactions of these crazy crimes, so I can make sure my side characters in my novel act appropriately. I want this situation as realistic as possible for my readers.

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Wayne woke to a blood curdling scream. He jolted out of bed; his feet slipped on the carpet, but he caught himself before he could fall. He thought he was having a nightmare. When he saw Wilk rubbing sleep snot from his eyes, looking afraid, Wayne knew he was awake.

He asked, “Is that Elena?” 

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

I Think the Universe’s Trying To Tell Me Something…

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Yesterday, I was excited to see a bag of Doritos on sale at Walmart with my birthday on it. Naturally, I had to buy the chips, thinking the universe’s trying to tell me something.

Flash forward to being in the passenger seat while dad was driving. I glanced up quickly and noticed GHOST written on the back window. The light gray words  were faded, reminding me of the time I saw a ghost appear in the full length mirror when I was a kid.

My mind started racing:

  • Will I turn into a ghost on my birthday???
  • Will I see a ghost on my birthday???
  • Is a ghost trying to contact me RIGHT NOW???
  • Oh please, please, please don’t. I can’t handle ghosts right now. I wouldn’t be able to help.
  • Why write ‘ghost’ though? Why not just appear?
  • Am I losing it???

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Wanting to see if I was crazy or not, I blurted out to my dad, “I see ‘ghost’ written on your back window.” He gave me a look (lol) then glanced himself through the rear view mirror. He started laughing then explained how there was a liquor bottle with the word ‘ghost’ in the brand name in his car.

I thought about that even though I couldn’t see the bottle in the back, nor was there an outline of a bottle  with the words I saw in the back window. But that explanation was less scary than a ghost trying to contact me…I still say the universe is trying to tell me something though. I keep having vivid dreams of places I visited frequently in my childhood and I’ve had a few dreams of some deceased relatives. I’m talking to them in my dreams, but the second I wake up, I can’t remember the conversations. I can only remember the overall things that happened in the dreams and how it made me feel.

What do you guys think? Was ‘ghost’ just something from a liquor bottle? Or is someone/something trying to send me a message?

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

#8Sunday Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #49

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The Weekend Writing Warriors is an awesome site that allows writers to share their 8 to 10 sentence excerpts, published or unpublished, to the blogosphere. If you’d like to join or would like to read wonderful talent, please visit the WeWriWa website on Sunday, 5/17 http://wewriwa.blogspot.com.

I’m sharing my work-in-progress of a serial killer torturing a college campus with urban legends. Last weekend I had a brain fart, thinking I added myself to the blog hop, so if you didn’t get to read the fate of Elena’s suitemate, here it is. Sorry about the brain fart!

Here’s my excerpt for this week:

…I’ll have to be an actor not to laugh at the stupidity of most people. No one will ever guess it was me. Savannah’s body stunk up the whole floor. I’m really surprised no one woke up. I was on such a high when I was in Elena’s dark room. Putting the chloroform over her face, she never had a chance to wake up. I could’ve done so many things to Elena while she was unconscious, and no one could’ve stopped me. Such a thrill!

That’s the end of this week’s snippet. If you want to continue reading, here’s the rest:

I could’ve killed Elena. I could’ve strangled her like I had Savannah. I could’ve cum inside her without her knowing, but I’d never do that. I’m not a monster.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

#8Sunday Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #48

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The Weekend Writing Warriors is an awesome site that allows writers to share their 8 to 10 sentence excerpts, published or unpublished, to the blogosphere. If you’d like to join or would like to read wonderful talent, please visit the WeWriWa website on Sunday, 5/10 http://wewriwa.blogspot.com.

I’m sharing my work-in-progress of a serial killer torturing a college campus with urban legends.

Here’s my excerpt:

…“Get your shit together. Stop partying hardcore if you can’t handle your liquor. I’m tired of smelling your nasty puke all the time. Clean your got damn mess up.”

When the footsteps faded away, he smiled in relief, especially when a door slammed. Rushing, he took a container of blood out of the duffel bag. With a paintbrush, he wrote on the mirror.

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My heart skipped ten thousand beats a minute, anticipating if I’d get caught dragging my duffel bag down the hall. Just think, I’m the only one who has the video of what happened tonight. When everyone wakes up, it’ll truly be a mystery.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Getting More International Love and Appreciating Every Second Of It!

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I found Mrs. Average Evaluates on Twitter looking for people to interview for her ‘Writer of the Week’ blog series. Not passing up the opportunity, I contacted her. Please check out her awesome blog.She writes book reviews and gives author interviews. I’m blessed to be getting a lot of support from the UK. I could always picture myself moving to Canada, but maybe I need to relocate to the UK 🙂  I can see myself in London, Dublin, or in a small village in Italy.

If you want to see my guest post about the songs I listen to when writing, please check out the link: Yawatta Hosby.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

#8Sunday Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #47

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The Weekend Writing Warriors is an awesome site that allows writers to share their 8 to 10 sentence excerpts, published or unpublished, to the blogosphere. If you’d like to join or would like to read wonderful talent, please visit the WeWriWa website on Sunday, 5/3 http://wewriwa.blogspot.com.

I’m sharing my work-in-progress of a serial killer torturing a college campus with urban legends.

Here’s my excerpt:

Sweeney Todd heard footsteps in the suite room before he heard a door close. His heart caught in his chest as he stood still. He couldn’t believe this was happening! He never bothered to check if the bathroom door was locked! What if a suitemate entered the room?

He held his breath, afraid of making any noises. He listened to someone peeing. Someone coughed. Someone flushed. Someone pounded on the bathroom door.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Getting More International Love for Perfect Little Murder!!!

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I woke up to a nice surprise this morning and haven’t been able to stop smiling. Deborah J. Miles gave Perfect Little Murder a 5-star review, and she posted my author interview on her blog. She’s a talented writer. Please check out her book review blog and support her book called Orchard View.

Please click on the link to check it out!: #BookReview Perfect Little Murder @Yawatta_Hosby #GuestPost #AuthorInterview

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

#8Sunday Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #46

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The Weekend Writing Warriors is an awesome site that allows writers to share their 8 to 10 sentence excerpts, published or unpublished, to the blogosphere. If you’d like to join or would like to read wonderful talent, please visit the WeWriWa website on Sunday, 4/26 http://wewriwa.blogspot.com.

I’m sharing my work-in-progress of a serial killer torturing a college campus with urban legends.

Here’s my excerpt:

No one was safe…

Sweeney Todd hovered over Elena’s body. She looked so peaceful. He took a deep breath, upset with himself for getting distracted, then he made his way back over to the duffel bag. He slowly unzipped it. The smell of death and decay assaulted his nostrils. He held his nose, suppressing the urge to gag. 

He picked up Savannah’s bloated dead body from the bag; her body had been stuffed in there like a broken rag doll. He walked over to Savannah’s bed and lay her on top of it, then he pulled the covers over her like a sleeping bag. He made sure the covers only revealed her face.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Please Check Out My New #Horror Author Interview

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Browsing Twitter, I met Sterp. She was looking for authors to interview. I jumped on the chance. It’s always fun to meet other horror authors, especially women. Please, please, please check out her wonderful blog–SterpsBlog. I subscribed to her newsletter and am looking forward to reading the free welcome gift: Horror Ebook–3 Spine Chilling Stories 🙂

To see my interview, please click on the link: Author Interview: Yawatta Hosby

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

I’m Happy To Announce I Just Published My #Horror Two Book BoxSet #newrelease #indieauthor

I’m so excited! This month I published One By One and Six Plus One into a horror two book boxset on Amazon and other book sites. If you’re looking for ebooks to read while being stuck at home, consider my boxset. And if you’ve already purchased these ebooks and enjoyed them, then please consider gifting to someone 🙂

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One By One (book one): Alone in the woods, thirty miles from civilization with no cell phone reception, the weekend turns into a deadly game when a killer hunts Rae and her friends. They struggle to stay alive and discover the truth. Is someone stalking them, or is there a killer among the group?

Six Plus One (book two): Alta and her group of friends leave Voy on a road trip to Green Bank, West Virginia. They’re filming footage for their alien-centric web series. What should be a get-in and get-out situation for the weekend turns into a deadly nightmare…

Buy this horror boxset now and enjoy the ride of two survival horror tales full of betrayal and mistrust.

BUY NOW: AMAZON, B&N, APPLE, KOBO, OTHER BOOK SITES

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby