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This week, my six paragraphs are from Odessa, my western historical romance.
Set Up: Odessa started a trip with her father to Phoenix and along the way their wagon flipped, pinning and killing her father. Zach Johnson finds her collapsed in the middle of the trail and delays his important plans to rescue her. They've just encountered three suspicious-looking drifters, and...
As soon as the three riders moved back onto the trail, Zach placed his booted foot in the stirrup, mounted, then pulled Odessa up behind him. She quickly tugged her dress down over her bared legs and swallowed hard. She’d feel better as soon as some miles separated them from this mean-looking bunch. A horrible thought jumped into her head. What if they’d been the ones to find her rather than Zach? Her stomach knotted.
Zach nudged Storm forward before Odessa had a chance to settle herself, and she almost slid off. Gaining balance, she wrapped her arms around his waist and held on for dear life. “Next time, warn me,” she hissed.
He headed his horse back the way they’d come. “Don’t look back.” His voice drifted over his shoulder, but he kept his gaze forward. “My gut tells me not to trust ‘em.”
Odessa’s mouth went dry. “Mine, too. They looked at me liked buzzards viewing their prey.”
“I noticed. But I was outnumbered. We’ll just ride away and hope they don’t follow.”
“What if they do?”
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