Writers World- Sam’s Story #TarnishedGold #SneakPeek #YA Chapter Twenty


GatorTarnished Gold by Lynn Thompson

Angel’s shout startled me. I examined the picture but didn’t see anything.

“Right there,” Angel pointed to an image. The gang surrounded us and I realized I’d been so intent on searching for the car I missed the gator.

“Wow! Isn’t she a big girl?” Kova’s eyes rounded into nervous excitement as we stared at the gator camouflaged in the long willowy grass.

“I’m so glad I decided against scuba diving in the lake,” I whispered in awe. “You don’t think she’s hungry do you?”

Angel laughed, “It looks like she’s eaten recently.” He zoomed in on the feed. There was a mangled dead animal resting below the gator.

“Eww,” Ginger and Pepper exclaimed in unison. They giggled at each other.

The image both grossed me out and made me feel better at the same time.

“That’s cool and all, but we’re on a mission. Time to get back to finding our treasure. Which way Angel?”

Kova handed Angel her phone so he could direct Travian to the exact spot she’d marked on the GPS.

The song, Secret Agent Man, randomly popped into my mind as I watched.

Tavian moved the camera a few inches towards the gator. Her black eyes followed the camera. She didn’t budge.

“Ah, it looks like the gator made her bed in our spot.”

“You’re kidding?”

“No. She’s where we want to be.”

I blew out a sigh of relief. Whatever they found we weren’t going to see it today. None of us were tempted to try to move the gator out of our path. We ended up sitting in the boat for the next couple of hours scouting the bottom of the lake for any other signs of the car and checking on the gator at random times to see if she had swum away. No such luck. We didn’t find anything and the gator seemed content to stay in her spot. On the plus side, we didn’t freeze to death, like in my dream.

As we were pulling the camera in the gator began to swim away.

“Jackpot,” Angel mumbled.

“What,” Tavian stopped reeling in the camera and shot a glance at Angel.

“She’s moving. We have our chance.”

“Not so fast,” Ginger’s voice quivered. “Look at that!” She pointed towards the tip of the boat. A huge Burmese Python glided over the water towards the gator.

Everyone stared in silence. The gator rose out of the water. The python attacked.

“Oh, my god! Oh my god!” Pepper shrieked as she watched the python sink its teeth into the alligator’s snout.

The gator turned with enough force it dislodged the snake. She chomped down on the middle of the snakes body and swung her head back and forth.

The python retaliated by winding her massive body around the gator and sinking her teeth into the side of the gators open mouth.

“Get the camera! Get the camera!” Angel growled.

Tavian whirled around and pulled up the camera as quick as he could.

“Hurry,” Kova cried. “They’re headed our way.

I watched as the two predators fought their way closer to the boat.

Ginger managed to unglue herself from her spot and started the engine.

“It’s up,” Tavian screamed.

“Sit down,” Ginger shouted. She revved the engine and we took off towards the shore.

When we reached the pier we gathered up the camera and hopped off the boat on shaking legs.

Author: lynnthompsonbooks

Lynn Thompson’s home is in the Land of Enchantment, and, yes, the land is enchanting. The skies are blue, the stars are bright., and there are beautiful panoramic landscapes surrounding her hometown. Lynn wades through the craziness of life to follow her true passion, writing fiction. You can find her, or not, trekking through the mountains, searching for fairies and vortexes, keeping her eye out for anything paranormal, or sitting in the hot springs in her spare time. Lynn doesn’t have a specific genre she writes in. Characters have a way of leading her stories. She follows. Lynn is also a sponge when it comes to knowledge. She’s always on the move to continue her education in writing, marketing, social media, digital media, and hopes to find the extra time to add some criminal investigation classes to her repertoire. Lynn has three novels out: Blake, Sterling, and Tarnished Gold. Blake is the beginning of Montana’s story. Her need for seclusion, at least, for one winter. She does not get what she wants. There is someone or something in the mountains stalking her, people keep showing up on her doorstep, and she meets Max. Max knows what is hunting Montana, but won’t tell her. Montana’s lack of trust in Max drives her to fix her own problems. If she had known what she’d be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max. Sterling is the second novel in the Montana Dayton series. Montana moves to Florida hoping to escape her old life, and regain her normal life back, but her past has come back to haunt her. Not only does she start losing time, she continues to wake up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and is surrounded by precious gems. She never remembers where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from and is hell bent to get back her memories and return the jewels. Afraid she has been out robbing houses in the middle of the night, she is determined to figure out what is happening on her own. That is until the dreams and the strong pull to explore the gulf. When she finally realizes she needs help, she is powerless to get it. Tarnished Gold is Sam’s story and will be coming out around the new year. Sam first appeared in Sterling and demanded her own novel. Lynn has bowed to Sam’s wishes and is writing that story now. Lynn is also the proud owner of: Dark Fates. Eight short stories that are fun, but still on the dark side. Dark Fates-Madness. Four dark short stories. News Worthy. News Worthy stands alone with five short stories. Watching the news first thing in the morning may not be fun, but dissecting news clips and re-writing them into short stories that had a different ending was a blast! Dark Fates Collections is compiled of Dark Fates, Dark Fates-Madness, News Worthy, and features Karma Shay’s adventures. Visit Lynn at: Website: www.Lynnthompsonbooks.com Twitter: @lynnthompson8 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlakeAMontanaDaytonNovel Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/lynnthompsonbooks

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