An upfront warning: I’ll probably be slow commenting this week. My new landlord decided to replumb the whole apartment complex which I knew and spent the last week moving things from the kitchen and bathroom cabinets and the contents of the 2 utilities closets into the computer room. Last night they called me and said oh by the way we need in the bedroom (i.e. the computer room) to bust through the wall into the bathroom to make a utility panel) and we’ll be there 8 am monday. So now I have a weekend to move everything including furniture so I can’t go to either the winter hike/frozen festival or the woman’s march. I’m most unpleased.
But on to the snippet. I’m continuing with These Haunted Hills (one day this WIP will get a blurb). Josh (ghost hunter) and Brendan (popular author) have driven up to the haunted hotel in the last couple of snippets. I skipped over the description of the hotel. All we need to know here is that it was built in the 1900’s (maybe 1910) and was a couple stories high and is now very much falling down. Josh is telling Brendan the history of the hotel.
Anyhow she had this built with secret rooms and trap doors and others were outfitted like gas chambers. How she convinced her husband of the need, no one knows. It might be possible he shared in her desire to kill. At first it was mostly maids and handymen who went missing, most of them orphans or runaways from the city who were grateful for the job and had no one to come looking for them once they disappeared.
Brendan got out of the truck and studied the hotel again, even more unsure about it now than he was a few moments before. “How much trouble am I going to get into with this venture?”
Joshua turned to him, his bright blue eyes dancing. “I guess that boils down to how mad I still am about you killing off John’s best friend.”
If you’d like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It’s been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It’s been a great supportive group!