My friend and agency sister, contemporary romance author Macy Beckett, tagged me in the "look" challenge. According to the rules of the game, I’m supposed to search my current work in progress for the first usage of the word “look,” paste the surrounding paragraph into my blog, and tag as many authors as possible. My current work in progress edits on a YA urban fantasy novel titled Demon Reincarnate. We're preparing Demons Reincarnate for submission right now, but I am glad to share it with you. Enjoy!
"His gaze narrowed into an intense look. Sweat gathered on my palm. He was too close for kicking range. I thrust the scissors forward with all my might and plunged the blades into his stomach. I scrambled back, expecting him to drop like a stone and writhe all over the concrete. But he didn’t react. He didn’t scream, yell, or appear to be in any sort of agonizing pain at all. He stood motionless with the scissors stuck in his middle. The weapon pushed inside him, all the way up to the handles.
With an exasperated sigh, he reached down with his right hand, slowly unbuttoning the bottom of his shirt before he ripped the steel scissors from his stomach. The utensil dropped onto the cement with a small clack.
"You shouldn't 'ave done that."