WeWriWa/Snippet Sunday: 06/09/2013 #wewriwa #8sunday #snipsun
I’ve been gone a while <shrugs sheepishly>. Sorry. Didn’t mean to. On the upside, I’ve been busy. I just got Forever After back from the first beta reader and have written about 35k in a new book. Happy days, right?
Not that you care. You’re here for a snippet. So, here it is. This is the first eight sentences of that new one I just mentioned, tentatively titled Seize. I think it’s going to be pretty good, though I have my doubts with the formatting on this block quotes…
I fell out the window next to a boy wearing clothes made brown with dirt, certain mine looked much the same. Snatching him up, I hefted him to my hip and ran, cursing my long skirt as it tangled around my ankles. I felt like the heavens conspired against me as I flew through the night, purposefully oblivious of anything that might slow me down.
As my heart pounded in my chest, my lungs billowed painfully in the chill night air, my arms and hip screamed to put down the heavy five year old, my feet screamed at the abuse as they flew over sharp rocks and branches, I focused on a single thing. It was all that mattered. The woods.
The boy squirmed in my arms, silently asking to be put down. But I couldn’t dare.