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‘House Of 8 Orchids’ By James Thayer

They came out of the west, five or six of them. There was no sound, not at first, and they were almost invisible, lost in the brilliance of the setting sun. The huge red crosses on the Chinese tents made no difference. Yellow tracers streaked in from over the river. The ground erupted all around, spigots of sand and pebbles. Bullets ripped into tents and soldiers, plowed the ground, and ricocheted off the boulders.

I grabbed the doctor and shoved her down, my arm across her shoulders. A hole the size of a dinner bowl was punched through her guard’s chest, and he fell to the shingle.

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Teaser Tuesday Image Updated December 2016 'The Purple Booker'


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by … Ambrosia @ ‘The Purple Booker

Anyone can take part, by just doing the following:

Grab your current read.

Open to a random page.

  1. Share a couple of  “teaser” sentences, from somewhere on that page.
  2. Be careful not to share “spoiler” sentences.
  3. Remember to share the title and author too.
  4. Head on over to ‘The Purple Booker’ and leave a link to your post, so that others can share it and you can share other people’s.

It would be great if you then decided to leave a comment for Ambrosia, as we all like to receive them and are interested in sharing your thoughts.

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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