Thursday, June 25, 2009
Help, Action Needed
Need some action words and help with a scene.
A young woman is in her bed on the second floor of the house and hears a noise. The noise is coming from the foot of her bed. She notices the window, which she closed earlier, is open and the sheer curtains are bellowing in the wind. The intruder is between her and the door to the hall. The window is her only escape. The sound of the man coming closer, she jumps out of bed intent on escaping through the window when the man grabs a handful of hair and yanks her backward, ouch. Before she can yelp, he clamps a hand over her mouth.
Here's the deal, she can't see him, not because she's blind, but because I don't want her identifying him. She can't get killed or immobilized. He only wants to scare her, not hurt her, not yet.
What does it feel like to get your hair yanked so brutally? I mean, I've had my hair pulled, but how do you describe the pain?
How is she going to get out of this situation? Should the attacker 1, knock her out or 2, manage his escape without being seen.
Also, I need a list of action words.
Think of this as an exercise, and thank you in advance.