Working on Sequel to “The SEED”. Here’s the opening scene. Let me know what you think!
Suspense that takes place near Tucson, AZ.
Ginger Farraday loved cedar. She had a collection of cedar boxes, some plain, some decorative, many crafted by artisans from around the world. Several though, were made by her father. Mmm, the fresh, sweet yet spicy essence of cedar! It never failed to summon up pleasant memories for Ginger. Happy hours in her Dad’s wood shop. Soft mounds of sawdust. The profusion of curly wood chips . . . .
Usually the scent of cedar spelled security.
But now? It wrought terror.
A single tear slid down Ginger’s cheek. She screamed, but no one heard: she was 13 miles west of Tucson, 7 miles south of Williston, Arizona, and 3 feet below the ground–buried alive in a crude, splintery cedar box.
Dad, where are you?
Ginger wailed. Then she squeezed her eyes shut, determined to concentrate on good memories, her mind’s eye focusing on her Dad’s woodshop. She wished she were there now, watching him work. Listening to him hum. But, Burnham Farraday did not always hum as he worked. Sometimes he lectured. What I’d give to hear one of his lectures now, she thought. A wry sigh gurgled in her throat as she struggled to remember
Got lots of scenes done, mentioning endangered species, the Sonora Desert, etc. Might post a few if you ask!!! Don’t forget to comment! and Check out my website at www.annrichduncan.com!