Opening scene for NaNo – 250 words
Title: Hide & Seek Revenge
About the book: SciFi, probably YA. Years ago a gang of kids had a good operation running disrupter missions to thwart their city council. But a mission went bad–really bad–courtesy of Six Tazida, the MC. The kids went their separate ways, taking their hard feelings with them. It’s three years later and Six has critical intel that needs to be acted on–fast–but she can’t do it alone. She grudgingly reaches out the old gang to make amends and to see if they want in on a plan to stop the council once and for all. This is the opening scene.
The invisible girl rounded the corner at a run (breaking Cardinal Rule Number One) and ran into the back of a patrol. Like, literally. She literally ran into the rear-end of the rear guard. She would have a split second to disengage the mantle that cloaked her before the guard would see her materialize before his eyes. Super risky, but did she have a choice? She hoped the commotion in the market would cover her sudden appearance. (So long Cardinal Rule Number Five.)
The guard spun around, swinging out with his arm. “Hey! What do you think you’re doing?” The six-person security patrol, assuming her too-obvious blunder was a distraction tactic for nearby thieves, snapped into a defensive formation.
Six arranged her face to read innocence itself, pulled a Queen of Spades from her sleeve and waived it in the air playfully. “Game of Turn?”
“You think this is a game?” The guard was torqued and he wasn’t the only one. Half the squad’s attention was now trained on her. Their attention was the very last thing she needed.
“Uh…no?” Six smiled. She tried not to be obvious as her eyes flicked from alley to roof to market stall, scanning for an escape. If she’d successfully lost the thugs tailing her it could be as easy as going back the way she came.
Five creeps wielding pipes and cables piled into the square behind her. No luck on that retreat. The boys looked only too satisfied to find their prey at arms reach
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