I Am Writing – 6/12/20 – Comes a Horseman

This week’s WIP snippet is from Comes a Horseman, which I’m currently editing.

“Obersturmführer Reiniger, this is Oberscharführer Esser. He will be working under you while he is assigned here.”

“Yes, sir.” Reiniger glanced at Esser, as though immediately dismissing him as unimportant. He still needed to learn that it was better to encourage loyalty in the lower ranks by treating them politely, but as long as Reiniger got the job done, Karl would not interfere with his methods.

“Our fugitives have been sighted outside Bétheny. They could well be heading in our direction, but in the meantime, I want you and Esser to travel to where they were last seen and search the area. Take half a dozen men with you. If they are no longer there, widen your search.”

“Yes, sir. At once, sir.” Reiniger saluted, and a thin smile crossed his face before he turned and left the room.

Esser still stood to attention in front of Karl’s desk.

Karl glanced at him. “You’re dismissed, Oberscharführer. Unless you have more information I should know about?”

“No, sir. Thank you, sir.” Esser saluted. “Heil Hitler. It is a pleasure to serve under you, sir.”

Karl doubted Esser would feel that way after a few days taking orders from Reiniger, but that wasn’t his concern.

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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