Sneak Peek Sunday is a weekly blog hop in which writers are challenged to post six paragraphs, no more and no less, from a published work or work in progress and then invite other writers, readers and random bloggers to read, critique and comment. Visit their site by clicking on the button below for a list of other participating writers and share the love! Today’s Sneak Peek is from Pool, continuing the scene I left off after yesterday’s WeWriWa and continuing until the scene ends, I guess. Why mess with a good thing?
Norah drew back, surprised and a little hurt, since she had been listening in fascination and without any sign, she was sure, of doubt.
“Even Hodel’s own son ran away,” the girl was saying, and paused to give Norah an imperious sniff. “I guess that’s who you got the land from and all. And then, one day…I don’t remember which exact day it was, but you can look it up in the records if you don’t believe me…everyone disappeared.”
“No one knows,” said the younger one.
“No one does,” the older girl agreed. “Hodel used to send his flunkies down here for stock for his company store once a week, and when the week went out and no one came down, folks got curious. They got some white guys to go on up there and check things out, and when they got there, they found the whole camp empty. Iperainnarpok.”
“But tore up,” said the young one.