Sunday, January 5, 2014

Hurricane Crimes by Chrys Fey: Tens List and Excerpt


What are 10 items on your bucket list?

1.      Adopt an Asian baby. (From the time when I was seven-years-old I would tell everyone I was going to adopt an Asian baby just like my sister, who was adopted from the Philippines three years before I was born. It was my testament for how much I loved her.)

2.      Stay in Ireland for a month.

3.      See celebrities in my designs. (I draw fashion. Mostly dresses.)

4.      Volunteer at a hospital.

5.      Donate blood. (I’ve only donated blood to myself for when I had spine surgery at fifteen.)

6.      Dress up as Sally from The Nightmare before Christmas. (I have a lot of scars. All I need is the patchwork dress.)

7.      See the Nutcracker ballet. (When I was little I used to watch a VHS tape of the Nutcracker ballet and do karate. lol)

8.      Get a Golden Retriever puppy. (I wanted one since I was twelve, but I live in an apartment.)

9.      Plant a garden with herbs, cucumbers, tomatoes, and flowers. (Like I said, I live in an apartment.)

10.  So I guess that makes this one . . . Buy a house! ;)

      After her car breaks down, Beth Kennedy is forced to stay in Florida, the target of Hurricane Sabrina. She stocks up supplies, boards up windows, and hunkers down to wait out the storm, but her plan unravels when she witnesses a car accident. Risking her life, she braves the winds to save the driver. Just when she believes they are safe, she finds out the man she saved could possibly be more dangerous than the severe weather.

Donovan Goldwyn only wanted to hide from the police, but the hurricane shoved his car into a tree. Now he's trapped with a beautiful woman while the evidence that can prove his innocence to a brutal crime is out there for anyone to find.

As Hurricane Sabrina wreaks havoc, Beth has no other choice but to trust Donovan to stay alive. But will she survive, or will she become another hurricane crime?

On the television set, which was fighting to stay alive, was breaking news. She caught bits and pieces of it as she emptied the bowl of blood-tainted water and threw out the cloth. It was about a high-speed chase that had occurred about a half-hour ago. Beth shook her head. Apparently, Donovan wasn’t the only idiot driving around during a hurricane.

She went back into the living room and began replacing all the medical supplies into the first-aid kit. Behind her, a reporter was explaining that the driver of the car was believed to be a murder suspect.

“The name of the—”

The lights flashed, prompting Beth to snatch up her flashlight.

“Donovan Goldwyn.”

Her fingers went cold around the plastic tube as ice frosted her veins. She straightened her spine and turned stiffly to the television, her heart wasn’t beating in her chest. On the screen was the picture of the man who was right now changing in her bedroom. Above it was a caption in bold letters that read—SUSPECT.

She gripped the flashlight in her frozen fingers. Her heart thudded fearfully. She stared into the immobilized violet eyes through the glass.

“Oh my god,” she gasped.

She had brought a murderer into her home!

Chrys Fey is the author of the short stories—The Summer Bride and Fallen. She created the blog Write with Fey to offer aspiring writers advice and inspiration. She lives in Florida where she is ready to battle the next hurricane that comes her way.

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