Sunday Six #2 Midnight Bandit

Happy Sunday! Sorry if that’s far too cheerful, but I completed a novel on Saturday and I’m feeling rather ecstatic about that. Thanks to everyone who dropped by last week. Such a great response to this WIP. Since I’m still writing it I hope you’ll enjoy what’s to come as much as me. So, continuing from last week, I’m offering up the next six sentences.

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Jeremy gripped the reins in one hand and gestured his four companions forward until they reached the limit of the trees. At his signal the other riders kicked their mounts forward, aiming directly for the swiftly moving carriage with the intention of halting it as smoothly as possible. They couldn’t risk having their precious cargo thrown about or give the grooms time to get a shot off that could injure one of them. After the trouble he’d gone to in his quest to finally be in the right place at the right time, he couldnโ€™t let this opportunity be lost to carelessness.

He rose up in his stirrups, watching his men with a certain stirring of pride and sting of guilt that he’d turned them into bandits of the night. But to restore the fortunes of a once proud and noble family, they were all prepared to be just a little bit wild.

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14 thoughts on “Sunday Six #2 Midnight Bandit”

  1. I love that you’ve given him a cause we don’t hate him for. He’s not a bandit, just to be one, but because he’s got a noble cause, which almost makes me root for him. I’m also curious as to what the cargo is. Terrific snippet.

  2. Looking forward to the back story on why the need to be wild, nicely put. Your writing is like a painting very visual
    (I’m posted this week on WWW, hope you join us)

  3. Love this line: “. . . watching his men with a certain stirring of pride and sting of guilt”. The whole snippet is smooth and beautifully told. I could visualize the scene clearly.

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