Monday, April 18, 2016

O - OBSESSION

IS FOR OBSESSION

Obsession – an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person's mind. In Murder & Obsession, a man is obsessed with a woman. He will do anything and everything in his power to gain the object of his obsession, even murder.

Rapunzel's tower is a symbol of the Obsession.

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Murder & Obsession
Excerpt:

This is a nightmare that represents obsession; it's one that haunts Steven as he searches for answers.
 A scenic trail, bright sunshine, and clear skies. Steven and Sarah followed the river south.
“You do realize we’ll take the same trail back,” Steven informed her after they’d stopped yet again to take photographs.
“I know, but not until after lunch. The light will be different then.”
“The middle of winter and you want to eat lunch in the cold.”
“I want to do more than eat lunch. This is a honeymoon, isn’t it? You brought a tent and sleeping bag for a reason.”
Steven laughed. His angel loved getting naked in the snow. Only half a mile later, Sarah stopped again to snap a few pictures of the valley laid out before them, and Steven had to admit, the day was perfect. No, he thought, she’s perfect. He gazed at his wife with admiration.
The red laser light of a rifle sight bounced off the white of her fur collar, and the fracture of a gunshot registered just as Sarah dropped to the ground.
Steven was instantly at her side, his gaze on the area where the blast originated.

The shooter stepped out from his hiding place and declared, “If I can’t have her, neither will you. See how you enjoy life without Sarah by your side.”

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51 comments:

  1. Loved the excerpt Yolanda, was at the edge of my seat reading it. Like the way you built it up. The gun shot came as a bolt from the blue. I thought they would perhaps kiss :(

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    1. Hi, Rachna, it was meant to be shocking. That kind of obsession is. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. 'If I can't have _____, no-one can,' is just awful. I don't understand how anyone can be so selfish, but then obsession is a very selfish thing, it locks out everything else.

    Very powerful image,
    Sophie
    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles | Wittegen Press | FB3X

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    1. Happy Monday, Sophie, that's the way some of these guys feel. I even had an idiot say that to me. Frightening!

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  3. *shivers* Oh, man... Yeah, that's obsession alright. Great excerpt.

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  4. You sort of left us dangling there, Yolanda!

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  5. Tantalizing excerpt! Obsession is such a powerful thing and can lead to such tragedy at times.

    Cheers - Ellen | thecynicalsailor.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi, Ellen, very powerful and frightening!

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  6. Obsession can make for such compelling stories...

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  7. Obsession can sure lead to crazy nut balls rather quickly

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  8. Like Alex said: that dude would be dead!

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    1. LOL, enjoying the testosterone today! :)

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  9. By the end I'd forgotten this was a dream; I remembered and felt relieved, the way one does when waking from a nightmare—and then I remembered that the loss, if not the scene, is all too real :( Poor Steven... (But great, great excerpt.)
    Guilie @ Life In Dogs

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  10. I have started reading this book and have to admit that I must make myself put it down so that I will not lose sight of the challenge. I do wish that I had read book one first though. I am thinking about not ending book three and go back to and read book one. I'm not sure yet. Anyway, I like your style. You have a way of drawing the reader in.

    Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge.

    Shalom,
    Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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    1. Thanks, Pat, you've made my day. Well, actually two things have today, you, and another 5 star review. I'm over the moon!

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  11. Unhealthy obsession + stalking = recipe for disaster.
    Writer In Transit

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  12. Oh dear. I hope he gets his comeuppance.

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    1. Shh, don't tell, but yes, he does!

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    2. Yikes on what he did and what's coming.

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  13. Crikey, that's a bit harsh! Poor woman! And she didn't even get a final romp in the snow! ~Liz http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

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  14. Obsession. It's more than a perfume! @mirymom1 from
    Balancing Act

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  15. Now, this is the stuff that really scares the hell out of me~ Yikes!

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  16. I think that premise of 'if I can't have it neither will you' happens more than people realize especially in triangle relationships. Harassment can easily grow into obsession.

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  17. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh. Didn't see that coming. Love it! Definitely obsessed!

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  18. I really cannot wait to read this book once it's out. That buildup was perfect. I love the way you lulled us into contentment - picnic, honeymoon, banter and then the contrast of the laser of a rifle sight and the crack of a rifle. Terrible.

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    1. Thanks, Kalpanaa, appreciate your kind words!

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  19. I was following along, thinking about my own fondness of photography, and that gunshot just came out of the blue! Great job! Obsession makes people do really stupid things.

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  20. I like the excerpt, is that really Rapunzel's tower in the photo? I just learned that there is a fairy tale in which Rapunzel was pregnant now there is her tower :D

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    1. It's just a picture to demonstrate the story. Pregnant, hmm...

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  21. Naughty question - how did he 'pocket his gun' that was previously described as a rifle? That's some long pocket!
    Won't stop me including you in my #atoztreasure round up of the best of #atozchallenge, though.

    @fparkerswords
    Frank Parker’s Author Site

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    1. Love it, did it really say that? Damn, even the editor missed that one. LOL

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