Tuesday Teaser #21

Every Tuesday, I post a teaser for one of my current works in progress. I invite all of my writer buddies to join in!

The rules:
Post a link, image, quote, or excerpt related to or taken from your current WIP.
State the name of the WIP.
Do NOT explain yourself! Resist the urge to wax poetic. This is a hint, not an outline.

We Shall Not Sleep

The towering Mexican drew himself up even taller, his magnificent moustaches bristling in indignation. “My name,” he replied in clipped tones, “is Tomás Hinojosa. Almost thirty years ago, my father travelled to England and disappeared, and I have tracked him to you.

Lord Godalming drew himself up, too, but I noticed the old tic resume beneath his left eye. “I’m sorry, sir,” he said, in the least apologetic tone imaginable, “but I’ve never known an Hinojosa in my life. The police are likely on their way already, so I’d advise that you leave, now.”

“Hinojosa is my mother’s name,” the man replied, with an admirable lack of embarrassment at his admission of bastardy. “My father’s name was Quincey Paul Morris.”


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