I Am Writing 22/11/20

Elizabeth and I have started a regular Sunday AM Writing post in our Sleepless City group. To read the other WIP snippets check out the group.

This week’s WIP snippet is from Comes a Horseman, book 3 of my WWII Echoes Rising series.

“Get down!” Michel hissed. He dived behind the shed next to the main station building and crouched low. Beside him, Ken laid a hand on his shoulder, pointed behind them, and shrugged.

Michel cocked his head, silently asking where the hell Sébastien and Nicolas were, but Ken shook his head. The two men had been a couple of metres behind him a moment ago.

This mission from the SOE wasn’t going according to plan at all. It was supposed to be straightforward—blow up a section of railway track to delay supplies being shipped to Caen this next evening. They had received the mission specs directly from London, so they knew it was an important one.

The shed they were hiding behind was part of an old railway station the Germans had taken over, so it wasn’t used by civilians. The station wasn’t always manned, and tonight it was supposed to be deserted. Why were these soldiers here?

“Search the area!” The Oberleutnant in charge barked the order. “You’re looking for explosives and anyone out after curfew.” Footsteps pounded the ground near them. At least six men if Michel had counted correctly. He heaved a sigh of relief as they passed by his hiding place, although it would only be a matter of time before they returned.

Not only were the soldiers here when they weren’t supposed to be, but they knew the Resistance had targeted this section of track that night.

About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at https://annebarwell.wordpress.com
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