Sunday, June 22, 2014

#8Sunday - Fall From Grace - Episode 14: Remind Me Why I Let You Live.

Welcome back to another #8Sunday post from Weekend Writing Warriors and another eight sentences from my WIP Fall from Grace.

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The sentences for this week follow those from last week, which you can find here.

To bring you up to speed:

The helicopter carrying her friends to safety was just hit by an RPG, and the Captain is pretty pissed off about this. She's in the middle of a heated confrontation with the base Commander -- because she believes that he's responsible. Maybe she's placing the blame on the wrong person, but she hasn't been wrong yet.


"Lieutenant Maddox had it coming, and we've been over this before. If this were Vietnam his Sergeant would have sent his impulsive ass home in a body bag for leading his men into ambush."

"This isn't Vietnam," she reminded him, her voice low. "And even if it was, those pilots were just following orders. Your orders."

She wanted to smack the smirk off his face. "Commander, I'm having a very difficult time remembering why I let you live after our last meeting."

"Maybe it's that conscience you speak so highly of," he laughed.


And there we have it. Thoughts?

Thanks for stopping by this weekend! Your comments are always appreciated.




  1. Sounds like the previous encounter was a doozey!

  2. Really a fascinating situation going on and I find it interesting that - given all she suspects the Commander of doing - she's not afraid to confront him. You'd think her own life would be in danger...intriguing excerpt!

    1. You would think... And it would be... But something tells me she isn't the type of person to let something as insignificant as death stop her from kicking ass...


  3. He's defending himself for something that killed several because he thinks one man deserved it?

    1. The Commander is seriously one of the only characters I would not mind seeing something very very VERY terrible happen to... He just is not a nice guy...

      Thanks for stopping by, Sue :)