Friday, August 1, 2014

Friday Freebits with Ginger Simpson #frifreebits #blogshare

Today, I'm going to start a new batch of shares.  I've recently released a collection of short stories that were once all published individually with another house.  I was always a fan of the condensed stories from Reader's Digest, and I love having something I can finish in one setting and feel satisfied.  I hope you enjoy six paragraphs from my first story in Discovery:

A Wing and a Prayer:

Set up:  Callie Corwin is a newbie airline attendant on her first flight.  Her discovery is what happens when you judge someone by their looks:

When she reached aisle nine, D seat was empty.  She tapped her toe and waited for the dark-haired man to return.  In less than a minute, he appeared from the bathroom, rubbing his hands as though they might still be damp from washing.  His stony expression didn't waiver when they exchanged glances.  Callie backed away to give him room to seat himself, and in the flurry of movement, his jacket parted enough to reveal what looked like a gun.  Her breath seized.

Remain calm. The number one safety motto drilled into her head.  But how had he gotten a weapon on board?  Though her hands trembled, she managed to finish serving the trays on her cart and returned to the galley.  Margo poured drinks in the corner.  Callie sidled up to her.  "I...I believe one of our passengers has a gun."

Margo's head bobbed up.  Her eyes widened.  "What makes you think that?"

Callie swallowed hard.  "The man in 9D--"

Margo sidestepped behind Callie and leaned around the corner.  Callie yanked her back.  "Don't look!  We don't want to make him suspicious."

Her friend's brow arched.  "Which man?"

If you want to find out more, you can get your copy of Discovery via my amazon page.  Next week, I'll
share six from the next short story.

Now it's time to visit my fellow bloggers and see what exciting things they are sharing today:

Jamie Hill
Tricia McGill
Juliet Waldron
Taryn Raye
Kathy Fischer-Brown
Rhobin Lee Courtright
Margaret Tanner


Rhobin Lee Courtright said...

Just a few lines and a cliff hanger. Nice job, Ginger.

Tricia McGill said...

Great, as always, Ginger. My apologies, I never got round to posting my new six this week. The time seems to have fled by and Friday whizzed by before I noticed.

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Gnger,
Another great excerpt.



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