Welcome to Snippet Sunday on Darkling Dreams!
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.
Welcome to October! The month of everything pumpkin flavored and spooky! In other words, my favorite month of the year. In honor of it being Halloween month, I am going to switch up my Sunday Snippets and share from a different story of mine that I also have on Wattpad. A short horror story titled, The Beast.
This starts a couple paragraphs into the beginning of the story.
(Some sentences may have been creatively punctuated to fit the ten sentence limit. Though I’ll confess, I’m one or two sentences over. My bad.)
I’d never seen the beast in full view, and I was sure I didn’t want to: the snatches of him I had seen as he danced around my vision limits, tormenting my mind with his games of keeping me on the brink of breaking, were enough to instill fear into the bravest of souls.
He was hideous.
A huge, hulking mass of black; I wasn’t sure if it was fur or some sort of a sticky, black tar hide that covered his body, but I wasn’t keen to finding out. Claws and razor sharp teeth too big for any animal alive would glint in the moonlight as he would fade once more into the night.
And his breath… It was like rotting flesh; hot and pungent when he would stand just behind me, the tip of his teeth lightly grazing the back of my neck as he tormented me again, and again, and again.
But it was his eyes that had first chilled me to my core and frozen my blood.
They were a golden yellow, bright and intensified in the darkness of night, black slits like a cat formed the pupil of his eye. They were unforgiving and glinted maliciously. One look at them would tell you all you needed to know about the creature they belonged to.
You didn’t want to run into this monster at night, or at all for that matter.
Time and time again though, that was exactly what happened to me.
If you wish to read more, it is available to read on Wattpad! (If you do, it is under the book titled Wild Fantasies. This was part of a contest I entered.) 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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