Saturday, January 4, 2014
SHOT FOR A DOG--SIX SENTENCE SATURDAY by CHERYL PIERSON
I’ve got a new release this week that I want to share with you all. It’s called Shot For a Dog, and is a western psychological thriller short story. It’s been released through Cane Hollow Press as a single-sell short story for only .99 and will appear next year in an anthology for charity.
Here’s the blurb:
"It had been an accident—a trick of the relentless, shimmering heat—that had made Luke pull the trigger. At least, that had been the story he told, and the tale he stuck to in his own mind, until he had almost come to believe the fabrication himself."
This tense psychological thriller by acclaimed author Cheryl Pierson begins with envy and makes its way to madness, as a young farm boy on the American frontier finds his life unraveling due to a moment of rage...
THE SET UP:
Jeremiah always has everything his way—and why should he? He’s a half-breed, not even a real Marshall. Older brother Luke has had enough of it, and plans to show his little brother who’s boss by taking something from him he loves beyond his own life. Once Luke sets the series of events in motion, he gets more than he bargained for, and Jeremiah turns the tables on him in a frightening, deadly way…
Luke’s breath caught in his throat. This was not the Jeremiah he knew. He was taller, older, stronger. His face was ageless; streaked still with Shadow’s blood. The dark eyes that pinioned him to the ground were filled with soul-burning hate.
“J-Jeremiah?” Luke’s voice came out breathy and afraid. “Wh—what are you doing here?”
Jeremiah’s sardonic chuckle chilled Luke in spite of the hot summer sun.
“Why, I’m here to keep you company on your journey, brother.” He stepped forward and dropped one knee to the ground, kneeling beside Luke. “I’m here to let everyone know what you did.”
Here’s where you can buy SHOT FOR A DOG.
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Wow, this is a departure and a good one. The sic sentences are scary and hypnotic at the same time. DorisReplyDelete
Thanks, Doris! Glad you enjoyed them--it is quite a departure, but I sure had fun writing it! LOLReplyDelete
Dang it...Now I have to go buy it!ReplyDelete
It is a very tense and gripping story. I was delighted Cheryl let us use it for our upcoming anthology to benefit the Standing Stone American Indian Cultural Center.ReplyDelete
LOL Lynda...just .99!!!! You'll be glad you did! Thank you!ReplyDelete
Troy, I'm so glad you chose this to be included in the SSAICC anthology. I'm honored to be one of the authors in that collection. Glad you enjoyed the story!ReplyDelete
Just from this bit of blurb, I felt the intensity of this story. Makes me want to sit with my back to the safety of a wall when I read it. This is going to be very exciting reading a story so wildly different from what I have read of yours so far. I loved all of them--and I know I'm going to love this dramatically different story, too. You are such a wonderful writer, Cheryl. I am also looking forward to reading the anthology in which it will be included. God, you always amaze me.ReplyDelete
Didn't someone from this group collect several of these 6 sentence blurbs & release them in a collection?ReplyDelete
If not I think it would be a good idea - maybe for some fan fiction.
Thank you, Sarah! This IS very different for me--darker, for sure. Kind of scared myself. LOL Thanks for commenting, dear friend!ReplyDelete
Rick, I don't think that was in this group, but I might be mistaken--but you know, it would sure be a good publicity ploy, wouldn't it?ReplyDelete
Almost sounds scary. I think changing things up is good for a writer. Keeps things fresh. Good luck with your sales.ReplyDelete
Hey, Kathy! Thanks so much for coming by. Yes, changing things up is something that helps me think better in a lot of ways. This is really different than what I normally write.ReplyDelete