Thriller Excerpt: Aggravated Momentum

Screams are shrill as she struggles and makes useless attempts to tug her hand free. She’s shaking with fear, and she should be, she has it coming.  I feed off the fear and let it fuel me, drinking it in and absorbing it through my skin.

“*****, please don’t do this.”  She sobs.

Her feet fumble and she fights the walk by digging the heels of her running shoes into the dirt.  Amidst the forced skirmish steps, she trips.  I continue to pull, dragging her along.  I have to reach down and get a better hold.  It’s a tougher fight to pull her by one hand.  I take a firm grip on her hair, right at the base of her scalp.  She kicks and starts to scream.

“Shut up!”  I command.

We can’t risk being heard. Especially by the crippled old man, from the sounds of it, he is just as crazy as the rest of us. Who knows what her screams will bring about? She doesn’t stop. Of course not, why would she?  I should know by now that once panic grips people, their screams are involuntary — And loud, very loud. Seems they get louder every time.  I turn back to her, she has to listen before we’re heard.

“****!”  I shout, “I said shut the fuck up!”

Still, she only grows louder.

I have to do it. I have to shut her up now before we’re caught. I tighten my grip on the flashlight’s handle and bash her with it. Over and over, I crash the heavy object into her skull. The light of it stays on, allowing me to scan over her once I am finished.  I take a long, mournful look into her smashed and bloodied face. She has stopped screaming, but one leg continues to weakly kick around, like a lost limb. Quickly, compulsively, I make one more powerful blow to the head, and again, I watch. Her leg makes one last twitch before her body goes limp.

“I love you.”  I whisper into the quiet darkness.







Not everything is as it seems in what appears to be an average family. When danger lurks so close to home, skeletons emerge, and the darkest of secrets surface, causing twisted desires to become reality. Aggravated Momentum offers the perspective of some very diverse and unique characters, including fun, witty personalities to fall in love with, along with an intellectual killer to die for. You may be surprised as to whom exactly you can relate. Is it the cold, calculated murderer, who’s name is yet to be revealed? Markie or Kam, the independent sisters, guilty of nothing more than getting tangled with the wrong people at the most inopportune times? Or, the cowardly snake curled in a hidden corner? Who are you, exactly? And, more importantly, who are they? The deeper you dig into the psyche of another, the more breath taking are the secrets you will find.


18 Comments Add yours

  1. Hi Didi, I just finished your novel, and Aggravated Momentum is the most terrifying novel I have ever read. Boy, do you know how to write! It has horrific murders, shocking twists, and spine tingling suspense. I am still shaking, because what you wrote is what serial killers do and how they feel when murdering. The murder scenes were so real and horrific. It was like being there, observing, close at hand. The suspense is incredible. I couldn’t read this at night. I never would have suspected the real murderer. I will write a review tomorrow or the next day, when my hands stop shaking.

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    1. Thank you so much! This was my first attempt at psychological, so I tried to be as true to a real sociopath as possible! Some of my friends tease about how someone who looks so inocent can write such evil lol 😎


      1. Didi, Insane people are not evil – they are mentally deranged, that is why your novel is a psychological thriller, that is how FBI agents get inside the head of a crazy serial killer. Your writing is superb, You did it spectacularly well. Getting inside the head of a antagonist is very difficult to do. Stephan King, honestly, could not have done it better than you – for real!! 5 Stars!! Karen 🙂

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      2. Wow you give the best compliments! I’m just beaming right now! 😄😆


  2. Didi, You deserved that praise. 🙂 Stephan King came to mind because I have read lots of his books and watch all of his movies. I love his book on writing too. I love it so much that I outlined the entire book as a course of study. Your writing reminds me of his writing.

    I did tell Dr. Charles French about your book and that he should read it. He is an expert on psychological horror novels. I think he would definitely give you 5 stars! I am no expert, but I read a lot or I did until my eye problem (Anterior Basement Membrane Dystrophy) happened.

    There is something else I don’t know if you know, about Amazon and book reviews. I would prefer to tell you by email, but I don’t have your email. Here is mine: Karen 🙂

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    1. Karen, thank you so much! You’re amazing, I’m emailing you right now 🙂


  3. Didi, I reblogged your previous post! Great post! 🙂

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    1. Thanks Karen 🤗😍


      1. Didi, I have nominated you for the LIEBSTER award! Karen 🙂

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      2. Wahooo!!! thank you so much Karen!! I’m so excited! 🙂 You’re the best!

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      3. Didi, my pleasure! Your are the very best and you are so creative, so very talented and a fantastic writer/author! Karen 🙂

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      4. As are you 😍🤗


  4. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

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      1. the SEAL of Approval, ya know…!

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