#8Sunday Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #37

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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Weekend Writing Warriors is an awesome site that allows writers to share their 8 to 10 sentence excerpts, published or unpublished, to the blogosphere.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, 2/23: http://wewriwa.blogspot.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. To not spoil the motive behind the killing, I’m skipping ahead in my scene.

Here’s my excerpt:

His tongue slid into Savannah’s mouth. He could smell the pickles she had on her hamburger from lunch. He didn’t hesitate to squeeze his hands around her neck. She tried to scream, but her vocal chords wouldn’t work. She scratched his hands. Her long nails stabbed him repeatedly. He squeezed tighter and tighter.

He couldn’t risk anymore of his DNA under her fingernails, so he snapped her neck. “Thank you, Savannah, for playing your part. You have no idea how much that means to me.”

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

 

 

#8Sunday Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #36

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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Weekend Writing Warriors is an awesome site that allows writers to share their 8 to 10 sentence excerpts, published or unpublished, to the blogosphere.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, 2/16: http://wewriwa.blogspot.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. Last week left off with Sweeney Todd and Savannah flirting after making love. I skipped some of the conversation to get to the answer everyone’s been waiting for 🙂

Here’s my excerpt:

“Did anybody see you in the hallway coming towards this room?”

“No one was in the hall, if that’s what you’re asking me; trust me, they’re all probably creepy men having to pay to get laid.”

What was wrong with that? Savannah was so judgmental; how she was dressed, she could’ve been one of the damn hotel escorts, so she had no room to talk.

Satisfied there wouldn’t be that much of a trace to room twenty-four, regarding Savannah, he knew he could get away with murder.

For now.

He lay on top of her, their legs interlocked as she lay on her back. He put his face closer to her neck, breathing in her scent. “You’re beautiful, Savannah Getts.”

“You’re not too bad looking, W–,”

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

 

Getting More International Love! Check Out My Guest Post: What’s in a (Character) Name? #WIHM #IARTG

For Women In Horror Month, I was determined to guest blog and get my name out there as much as possible. Even though I’m shy in real life doesn’t mean I have to be shy with social media 🙂

I had the honor of being a guest on Samantha Henthorn finds the right words blog today! Samantha is the author of Curmudgeon Ave Series. You should check her books out. I found her through the #DectheShelves challenge on Twitter back in December. In fact, I had met a lot of cool authors during that time.

If you want to see how I come up with character names for my horror stories, please click on the link: What’s in a (Character) Name?

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

#8Sunday Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #35

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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, 2/9: http://wewriwa.blogspot.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. I’m skipping the sex scene that was coming up from last week’s blog post.

Here’s my excerpt (many semi-colons added. Looking through my WIP, I realize I use a lot of short sentences lol):

She lay in his arms; her soft blonde curls tickled his arm. He gently placed a strand of hair behind her ear. Should he continue to live in the moment or was it time? In bliss, he didn’t want to accidentally fall asleep and mess up the plan; he had a full night ahead of him.

Sweeney Todd. He laughed to himself; what idiot would really accept that as a suitable name? The desk clerk should’ve known that was a fake ID; lucky for him, the guy was stupid; people were morons in general.

He kissed Savannah on top of the head.

“That feels nice.” She laughed a lazy laugh, “You see, you can act sweet when you want to.”

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Getting International Love for Plenty of Fish #WomenInHorror #WIHM

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I got a pleasant surprise this month, which is awesome because it’s Women In Horror Month. My dark suspense short story, Plenty of Fish, got a 4-star review from Deborah J. Miles who lives in the UK. Thank you so much 🙂

This is another well-written, short, dark tale from Ms Hosby, where I found myself holding my breath, expecting the worst, while still hoping to be wrong.”–Deborah J Miles.

Check out her blog (Against the Flow Press) to read the rest of her review.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

My February Goals #writerslife #amwriting

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Hola. I can’t believe it’s already February! Where does time go???

My February goals:

  1. Celebrate Women In Horror Month
  2. Celebrate Black History Month
  3. Revise my urban legends novella whenever I get feedback (patiently waiting!)
  4. Spend a weekend creating my own writer/artist retreat
  5. Look for opportunities to guest blog or submit to anthologies
  6. Read more to keep up with NetGalley and Ginger Nuts of Horror  book reviews
  7. Share my art on social media

What are your goals for the month of February?

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

#8Sunday Weekend Writing Warriors Excerpt #34

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, 2/2: http://wewriwa.blogspot.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 my excerpt:

[Sweeney Todd] sighed and closed the door; he approached the bed then plopped down; he texted: Room 24.

I’ll be there shortly was the reply.

He kicked off his boots and made himself comfortable, looking up at the ceiling, lying down, his hands behind his head.

It didn’t take long for Savannah to come; she had knocked so soft that he had hardly noticed it; he opened the door and greeted her with a smile.

She grinned back, then caressed his cheek. “Hello.”

“Hello.”

He stepped back, so Savannah could enter the room; when she walked past him, he felt her butt in her skin tight dress; he didn’t even know why she carried herself that way; it’s not like she was an escort or prostitute. He knew her for fuck’s sake. She could wear baggy sweats, and he would still think she was beautiful.

“Did anyone follow you?” he asked.

***Sorry if I didn’t comment on someone’s post last week. For some reason, Blogger wasn’t letting me respond to any blogs. I had tried on my iPhone and computer. It would let me write something but it wouldn’t let me hit submit.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby