Friday, May 9, 2014

Prompt: Librarian by day, bounty hunter by night

Sarah-Jo yawned without warning and felt her jaw crack as it stretched wide. She covered her mouth and ducked her head, hoping none of the library patrons had seen her. She continued checking in returned books and filing them on the sorting cart when the doors swooshed open. Glancing up with a welcoming smile, she froze, then slowly slid of her rolling seat and onto the floor, praying they hadn’t seen her.

Three large men, obviously carrying. She didn’t know them personally, but she had been looking at their photos all week on the bounty boards. What in the world were they doing in the Carteret County public library, 20 minutes before closing?

Sarah-Jo glanced up to find Kellie looking down at her with an amused twist to her bright red, silver-studded lips. Counting on the drama-queen’s sympathy, Sarah-Jo whispered, “My ex just walked in with two friends.”

Kellie looked over the library, frowning. “You mean the three big guys at the back computer?”

Sarah-Jo resisted the temptation to look as she fished her cell phone out of her back pocket. What were they doing on a computer in here? This just didn’t add up. She wasn’t sure she could claim the bounty if she called in backup, but she knew what these guys were capable of doing, and there were too many civilians in the building. She thumbed 9-1-1 as she whispered up to Kellie, “Stay cool. Announce early closing. I’m calling the cops.”

Hearing the click, she looked up into the barrel of Kellie’s pistol. “I’m sorry, Sarah-Jo. I can’t let you do that…”


Whoa! Kellie took me by surprise! What the heck is going on here!

Dogs in House

Lake Street Dive, “You Go Down Smooth”

Time writing
20 minutes

May word count


  1. Writing report:
    Novel editing, go back and read Ch27-Ch29. Things are not working. Need to revisit and revise.

    Time: ~25min

    1. Hang in there, Anne! Even chipping away little by little, you are making progress! Yay, you! :)

    2. Thanks for the encouragement! It helps :)