Snippet Sunday: August 9, 2015

Welcome to Snippet Sunday!

Where writers come together to share a few sentences (8-10) of their current project — whether it’s a recently released novel, a WIP (work in progress), or an older manuscript that’s being revived. Intended to hook readers, gather feedback and build an author’s fan base, Snippet Sunday is the FB group that does all three.

Snippet Sunday

Even though Camp is over, I’m continuing on with my short paranormal story, Rivers of Black for the month of August. I might switch to something new in September.

Picking up right where I left off from last week’s snippet. My main character had been thinking about wanting to take her own life, but her fear of being found had stopped her. Now, she is out wandering the woods, looking for no place in particular that would be her place to sit in peace at last, coming across an old, scarred, and battered oak tree.

A bit of background on this story as well: This story is rather dark and depressing. It deals with a topic some people would be hesitant to read; which is self harm and suicide. I don’t sugarcoat this either, I write it raw on how someone in my character’s state feels. Just be forewarned with that. I hope it doesn’t deter you from reading, but I know others cannot deal reading these kinds of things. (There is nothing dark or bad to this snippet though.)


I turned away from the shattered branch and walked back to other side of the oak. I glanced up once at the angry sky to see the last of the black clouds moving away. Once more the sun shone through the forest, bathing it and every living thing in its warmth. The warmth was lost on me however, my body still remembered the darkness and cold of the passing black clouds.

Anger coursed through me at the thought that not even the sun could warm me. The hottest thing in the universe and even it couldn’t help me now.

“Screw you!” I yelled at the sun, giving it the middle finger.

Cover made by @_teenagers on Wattpad

Cover made by @_teenagers on Wattpad


If you want to read the whole story, it is available to read on Wattpad! I love to hear any and all feedback on my work as well. Comments are greatly appreciated, as are the reads.

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23 thoughts on “Snippet Sunday: August 9, 2015

  1. Lovely description of the sky. The imagery echoes the sentiments of the character. One thing– I’d cut the word, “middle”. “The finger” has a more visceral bite to it. Nice work!


  2. Pingback: Snippet Sunday: August 16, 2015 | Darkling Dreams

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