Here's my not-very-fictional contribution to
Five Sentence Fiction.
This week's topic is Pages.
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Lillie McFerrin Writes
In chapter seven, Cate MacLeod and Taser the wolfhound made a hideous discovery during a walk in the woods. It had taken a while to get them there, what with the need to first introduce characters, provide background and establish motives.
Now things were sailing along nicely as page 175 went by and chapter fourteen closed, with red herrings liberally sprinkled about and a minor love interest created. The phone rang, the long-awaited call from the agent: Move the murder to chapter two.
The writer heaved a long, sad sigh and sat down to the blank page before her.