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SPECIAL EXCERPT FROM "SHUDDER" book 2 in the "STITCHED" by Samantha Durante a YA Dystopian thriller! Strolling through the expanse, Alessa was just beginning to wonder if it was almost time to make camp when the ground in front of her suddenly exploded, dirt spewing in every direction as a series of rapid shots trailed up the lawn heading for her feet. She jumped back into Isaac and both went tumbling below the grass. They shimmied on their stomachs to the shield of the massive sculpture, unburdening themselves of their gear once safely behind cover. “What the hell was that?” Isaac gasped. “It sounds like someone’s shooting at us!” Alessa’s mouth dropped at the realization of what she’d just said. “Isaac – do you think they’re survivors?” Isaac shook his head. “If they are, they don’t seem friendly…” “Maybe they think we’re those creatures.” “In that case, I’d be shooting at us, too,” Isaac shrugged. Alessa punched his shoulder. “Come on, we need to convince them we’re not a threat.” “What are you gonna do?” “Talk to them,” Alessa replied. Isaac raised an eyebrow with concern. “Just try not to get shot, okay?” Alessa stood up, her back to the statue, and slowly inched toward the direction the shooting had come. When she reached the edge, she poked her head around to survey the scene. There were bright searchlights crisscrossing the expanse of the yard, and she couldn’t see anyone near the large dark building up ahead. But when she stepped out and waved her arms in a signal of submission, she was only greeted with the ping of more shots bouncing off the sculpture. She quickly ducked back behind. “They don’t seem willing to negotiate,” she reported. “No kidding.” “We just need to get them to stop shooting long enough to listen to us,” Alessa insisted. Isaac peeked around the statue, staying low among the cover of the tall grass as he peered up toward the building. “Okay, I think I have a plan.” He scrambled back beside Alessa. “When I say, you make a run for it –” he motioned at another solid sculpture 50 yards to the right, “– and while they’re distracted looking for you, I’ll sneak around the side through the grass and disarm the shooter. Hopefully once he’s without a weapon, he’ll be a little more eager to talk. Ready?” Isaac asked. Alessa nodded. “All right, then. Let’s do this.” Alessa nodded her understanding. Her heart was pumping – she was ready. She took a deep breath and one final peek around the edge of the sculpture… and then she flew.
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