Welcome to Weekend Warriors Writers. This week I move on from The Beginning . . Not the End stories to a novel, Starting Over, a Survive & Thrive story.
excerpt: She ran as fast as she could on the hard packed sand this early morning in February, still cold in St. Augustine, Florida; cold and beautiful with no one around. Almost always sure footed, not as steady since Larry died eight months before, Emily stumbled and caught her balance. There was a sense of someone watching her, close to her, yet she ran into no one on the deserted beach. Tears spilled down her face just as the hurdles set for the track team came up. Easy leap over the first one, the second knocked over by a careless foot and Emily didn’t get up.
A lone runner sprinted through the waves and hurried to aid the fallen woman.
Binoculars slammed against the railing of the widow’s walk where two eyes had been watching the long-legged runner for months. From his well-hidden perch high up on the mansion over-looking the Atlantic Ocean, under investigation the infamous Clifford Lansdale said, “She’s mine.” Fragments of the expensive binoculars lay at his feet.
more snippets ahead: