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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Final Truth - A Quote and A Snippet

(Here's my first post concerning this story of mine, in case you don't know about it yet.)

Quick rundown of the novel: It's called "The Final Truth," and is a mystery romance. It's set in London, England, and the two main characters are Tom Devries and Julie Rease. Tom is an investigator/detective for the L.I.D.A., and Julie is a writer for a newspaper.

I've got over 12,500 words now, compared to 2k last time I posted about it. Needless to say, I'm not a very fast writer... xD I've gotten stuck a couple times with ideas for it, so that has definitely slowed progress. But it is getting longer, slowly but surely. ;)

Anyway -- now to get to the new material from it! :D

My favorite quote from the story so far...


And a quick snippet...
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     Tom’s head snapped forward and hit the air bag that blew up as he was jerked to a halt amidst the sound of crunching metal and breaking glass. Only slightly stunned by the bash to his head, Tom slid over to the passenger seat and quickly exited the damaged car, grabbing his briefcase and pistol from the center divider on his way out.

     Tom could hear his enemy pursuers after him as he ran down the street in the opposite direction. Bullets whizzed past him, just barely missing their target as he ducked behind a car parked on the side of the street. Tom crouched down while loading his gun amidst the sound of bullets hitting the car in front of him. He fired a few shots back at the pursuers as they began to close in.

    Tom knew he couldn’t hold them off by himself for long. He needed back up. Tom pulled out his cellphone and quickly dialed the special enforcement department of the L.I.D.A. The men continued to approach the vehicle which Tom hid behind while keeping a steady line of fire towards him.

     An automated voice came on the line as Tom fired another round at the approaching men.

     “Agent 104 requires immediate dispatch of reinforcement groups to the intersection of 7th and Landings Street!” Tom shouted over the gun shots. “Hostiles firing after attempted abduction and car chase. I repeat – send reinforcements immediately!”

     “Request denied. This number does not have authorization for L.I.D.A. commands.” The line went dead.
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2 comments:

  1. Beth, this sounds so cool! I can't wait to read more :) I like the quote too...

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