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Weekend Writing Warriors is an awesome site that allows writers to share their 8 to 10 sentence excerpts, published or unpublished, to the blogosphere.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, 1/26: http://wewriwa.com.
This week I’ll be sharing my urban legends WIP. A serial killer murders college students, one by one, based off famous urban legends. Here’s what I shared last week.
…[Sweeney Todd] stepped into the elevator. Men wearing business suits and a few casual couples were already standing in it. How did this run-down hotel get any business? He pretended to text on his iPhone, not bringing attention to himself.
With no luggage or even an overnight bag, he strolled down the hallway, the lights flickering on and off, until he reached room twenty-four. He didn’t plan on spending the night. Why stay in a roach motel when he had a cozy bed he could sleep in?
Letting himself in with the card key, he switched on the lights. His eyes scanned the room. A king sized bed with dirty linens; a dusty dresser with a busted television; a broken remote; a blinking alarm clock by the bed; a carpet covered with black spots.