RUN RUN RUN excerpts
Zed was the cautious optimist of our duo. I accepted the soda with a doubtful glance. “I hope you’re not suggesting we go to the fall social.”
He sat at his desk hitting the edge with his knobby knees, and spilled Coke on his crouch. “Dang! And of course not. Guys who go to events like that eat guys like us alive.”
An optimist with a healthy dose of reality. I averted my eyes as Zed removed his soiled jeans and awkwardly hopped into a pair of sweats. He made this ordinary task seem difficult and it was hard to watch. I closed my eyes. “Okay, Marlow Henry,” I thought to myself, “this is your new reality. Let’s make the most of it.”
“Gotta head out,” I said. I stuffed my wallet into my pocket. “Outta supplies.”
Zed snorted. “You buying toilet paper?”
“Among other things. Like food.”
“Bring me back something.”
I stared at him over my glasses. “Show me the money.”
Zed scooped some change from the top of his desk and filled my palm. “No tomatoes.”
I returned a while later with grub. I threw the TP into the bathroom. We moved to the common lounge to eat. Our room was so small Zed and I would practically knock elbows if we ate in there.
We were halfway through our sandwiches when Paul and Steve, fellow dorm nerds we met on the first night we moved in, blew into the common room all excited.
“We were just leaving the library when a couple cop cars pulled up,” Paul said.
I sat up. “What happened?”
“A girl was raped in a the park behind the library. The university is under investigation.”
“That’s terrible.” I checked my watch. Teagan time. I returned to my dorm room, logged into the chat room and waited. I grew antsy. Where was she? She was usually there this time of night. She hadn’t gone to the library this afternoon, had she?
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RUN RUN RUN
Gingerbread Man – Episode 1
A Nursery Rhyme Suspense
By Lee Strauss
Mystery Sci-fi/ Romantic Suspense
FRINGE meets CASTLE in this New Adult Sci-fi Mystery Suspense.
College girl meets boy online.
A killer targets girls like her.
She's next on the list.
The boy wants to save her.
She thinks it's him.
It's worse than they both think.
RUN RUN RUN is the first part of a three part episode - Gingerbread Man - in the romantic suspense series, A Nursery Rhyme Suspense by Amazon best-selling author Lee Strauss.
Episode release dates:
1) Run Run Run - December 31
1) Run Run Run - December 31
2) As Fast As You Can - January 7
3) You Can't Catch Me - January 14
Gingerbread Man (ep 1-3) complete - January 28
RUN RUN RUN is available for PREORDER on Amazon!
Buy on December 31
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“I met this guy,” Teagan said quietly. “He said something that kind of creeped me out.”
I blinked several times as I processed this and twisted to face her. “You’re online dating?”
She shot me a horrified look. “No! It’s not a dating site. It’s a campus chat room.”
Nora swung her legs around and returned to a sitting position. “What’d he say?”
“Well,” Teagan began, “he told me that there had been a rape and that I should be careful.”
I didn’t get it. “Why does that creep you out?”
“Because he told me about the rape before it happened.”
What? Nora and I chimed in together. “Before?”
I leaned forward and asked, “He predicted the rape? How?”
Teagan shrugged. “Maybe he’s psychic?”
“Or,” Nora began, “he did it. His way of playing with your head.”
AS FAST AS YOU CAN
Read all three episodes by January 14 or wait until January 28 for the compete boxed set.
(episodes 1-3 complete)