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This six comes from my forthcoming debut novel, The P.U.R.E. (releasing April 16, 2012). In this scene, our heroine, Gayle, is in her bedroom changing after returning from a traumatic rendezvous.
I opened my dresser drawer and a movement in the mirror caught my attention. Raising my eyes, I detected a shift in my closet door. I froze.
My mind flipped through a series of possibilities, some realistic, others entirely too fantastic thanks to an obsession with horror novels. The cockroaches grew pretty large in Texas, but I’d never seen any muscular enough to move a door, certainly not in my apartment.
Please, anything but a human…or zombie.
Uh-oh. Who or what might be in Gayle’s closet or is her imagination running wild?
Come back tomorrow too. I’ll be unveiling my book trailer that I’m very, very proud of, especially since I did about 99% of it myself and learned a new software program in the process! I’ll be just like Michael Scott from The Office–“I made it on my Mac.” LOL
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Wow, I have no idea but I’d like to read the book to find out!
Given the evidence in your six and fact that I was one of the lucky few to preview the blockbuster-like trailer, I deduce the culprit to be a Mr. Tall Dark and Handsome. How is that for detective work?
Sensational six, Claire!
Awesome snippet! I really want to know what’s in the closet. I hope it’s a zombie. I love zombies!
Awesome suspense in this , Claire. Looking forward to the trailer.
I really dislike cockroaches but I’d take one over a zombie any day. Now, about the ‘thing’ not being human… wonder why that 🙂
Hope it’s someone gorgeous!
Oooh…that scary moment when you see something out of the corner of your eye; something moving in the dark, something that shouldn’t be there.. Spooky!
And +1,000,000 awesomeness points for mentioning Michael Scott. LOL The Office is my favorite show ever!
“Anything but a human — or a zombie” — awesome! Can’t wait to find out what’s in there.
I sense something of the zombie nature!
Heh-heh…I love all the speculation. :::rubs hands together gleefully::: Love the comments, everyone! Thank you!
I hope it’s not zombie… I’ll look for the trailer…
Great snippet, I’m hooked.
Fun. Fun. Fun. Reminds me of a dream I had as a kid when a mummy came out of the closet. Scary things always hide in closets (and under the bed. Don’t want to fall asleep with your arm hanging over the side!). Looking forward to more snippets and the release.
I got caught on the “not a human” part. Made me wonder what she is! Probably just hoping its a large rodent.
Fun 6! Can’t wait to find out what or who is in the closet 🙂
The suspense is killing me! What or who is in the closet? Fab six!
Great suspense in this snipit. Nice one 🙂
Come to the dark side, Claire, you’ve definitely got the chops for it.
As much as i like horror, zombie movies scare the hell out of me.
Heh-heh…thanks. I may one day. I’ve written one zombie story already…but like you, they scare the hell out of me too.
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