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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 my excerpt (I used creative punctuation to make the best use of my sentences):
…[Sweeney Todd] hoped no one would be lingering in the hallway because the stench would probably cause suspicion; if he was lucky, the person would faint from the disgusting smell.
He wanted to tiptoe down the hall, but the duffel bag was too heavy, causing his feet to drag on the tile floor. He was pretty sure his boots would scruff it all up; hopefully, the janitor would do his job of waxing the floor to hide any evidence in the morning.
What seemed like hours, Sweeney Todd finally made it to his destination. His heart started beating fast; if anyone came out of their room and recognized him, he’d be screwed. He hurriedly put his ear to the door and listened for any noises; he heard nothing.
He rushed to pull the spare key out of his pocket, unlocked the door, and went inside, leaving only a crack through the door, not wanting to risk the lights from the hallway waking up his next victim.
Once the door closed, he remained standing by it and dropped the duffel bag onto the carpet. He waited for his eyes to adjust to the dark, listening to the soft snores of his next victim.