You Can’t Run (Snippet Sunday 6.26.16)

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.

snippet sunday

I am going to continue sharing from my first ever novel Breaking Point through the rest of June before switching to something else in July again. Breaking Point is an adventure novel that for once has no elements of fantasy.

Previously on Sunday Snippets: Our main character, who has yet to be named, has taken a ride through the forest on her horse Midnight, and has found herself racing a buck through the foliage. Midnight and his rider have veered off the path somewhere and have now found themselves in a uncharted part of the forest they have never seen before.

Picking up right where I left off from last week’s snippet.

(Some sentences may have been creatively edited and punctuated to try to fit the ten sentence limit. I’m over, again. Can we just agree that my snippets will always be a little longer but not too long?)

~*~*~*~

My heart thumped in my chest as I realized this guy was probably a kidnapper. My hands were shaking as I gathered up the reins tight and lightly urged Midnight to the side. I tried to keep my movements as subtle as possible, lest the bad guy get my idea of running and make a move for that gun. Midnight continued to prance but obeyed me, moving slightly as to position himself away from the stranger.

“You can’t run.”

I froze in the saddle at the stranger’s words. His voice was deep and commanding, and a little scary if I was honest with myself. Within it loomed the threat that whatever he said, he would stick to. There’d be no jokes or broken promises from him.

Hesitantly, I glanced back at the stranger and stammered out, “W-What?”

The stranger just looked at me, a small grin playing at the corners of his mouth. “I mean what I said. You can’t run, you have nowhere to go.”

At his words, the sound of clip-clopping hooves echoed around me. Coming from out of the woods all around the clearing was a band of horses and riders. I looked back and forth between the riders, real terror blooming within me. There had to be a total of twelve of them in all at first glance. They were all evenly spaced out around the clearing, close enough together that they could block my path by the time I would make it to the trees.

He was right, I wasn’t going anywhere.

~*~*~*~

And cue the cliffhanger! I’m evil. Next month I’ll be switching back to Fated to Darkness for Camp NaNo, then maybe after that in August I’ll come back to Breaking Point if you guys reaaaaally want me too.

Breaking Point 3

Cover made by @writethelove on Wattpad

 

This story is not yet on Wattpad either as it is another unfinished work and unedited as well. I refuse to put up anything that is unedited. One day I hope to finish this book, but my focus this year is Fated to Darkness.

However! If you wish to read anything else that I do have finished, you can hop on over to  my profile on Wattpad and check out what I have to offer. I love to hear any and all feedback on my work as well. Comments are greatly appreciated, as are the reads.

And if you’re looking for some other great snippets of fellow authors,
hop on over to Facebook and check out Snippet Sunday!

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Something Shiny (Snippet Sunday 6.19.16)

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.

snippet sunday

I am going to continue sharing from my first ever novel Breaking Point through the rest of June before switching to something else in July again. Breaking Point is an adventure novel that for once has no elements of fantasy.

Previously on Sunday Snippets: Our main character, who has yet to be named, has taken a ride through the forest on her horse Midnight, and has found herself racing a buck through the foliage. Midnight and his rider have veered off the path somewhere and have now found themselves in a uncharted part of the forest they have never seen before.

Picking up right where I left off from last week’s snippet.

(Some sentences may have been creatively edited and punctuated to try to fit the ten sentence limit. I’m over, again. Can we just agree that my snippets will always be a little longer but not too long?)

~*~*~*~

They stood in front of us like some giant barrier that we couldn’t even dare to soar over. Frankly, I was quite sure these two did not want me to go around either. The horse was a dark bay with a white blaze going down his nose; and the rider, well, he didn’t look very friendly. They stood like a statue in front of us, a small, barely noticeable smirk plastered on the male rider’s face.  

I gulped as we stared each other. Midnight continued to paw the ground and throw his head up in an attempt to make himself seem bigger and more threatening. Every so often he would let out a low warning snort. I could tell just by how my horse acted that these two were bad news. Midnight could sense there was danger and he wanted to bolt.

However, horse and rider made no inclination to noticing my horse’s behavior. It wasn’t until Midnight took a stomping step forward that the mysterious rider made a move. His hand twitched towards his waist while his eyes stayed locked on his target: me. My eyes traveled to his hip and caught something shiny glinting in the sun.

My stomach dropped out as I realized it was a gun. A fairly large gun that was strapped across his back and came to rest at his hip. And he didn’t just have a gun. On the saddle behind him I could see a coil of rope attached to it.

~*~*~*~

I smell trouble! A lot of trouble! *Cackles*

Breaking Point 3

Cover made by @writethelove on Wattpad

 

This story is not yet on Wattpad either as it is another unfinished work and unedited as well. I refuse to put up anything that is unedited. One day I hope to finish this book, but my focus this year is Fated to Darkness.

However! If you wish to read anything else that I do have finished, you can hop on over to  my profile on Wattpad and check out what I have to offer. I love to hear any and all feedback on my work as well. Comments are greatly appreciated, as are the reads.

And if you’re looking for some other great snippets of fellow authors,
hop on over to Facebook and check out Snippet Sunday!

Back to Normal! Almost…

I’m back, baby!

Sort of…

I know, I know, I haven’t had any posts other than my Snippets for almost two whole months now. Okay, more like a month and three quarters. Close enough. I was doing a post for Friday’s when I would stop at the library to blog hop for snippets, but someone is always quite nagging about how long I spend here so I haven’t had one the past two weeks. Not to mention a library computer has a limited allotted time I can use.

This post is still coming from the library, but I also have good news! Finally!

I have acquired a computer that is finally usable! (Well, I had gotten it about a week ago but it had no internet connection and it did not have Word. Both of which are the things I need.) Within the past few days, we have successfully managed to get Word on it and have finally acquired a wireless router for the internet which means I am saved!

Hopefully this weekend I will have a working computer set up and I will be back to normal on posting and writing! Hooray!

I’ve been going stir crazy without it.

Although, the computer I acquired is a desktop and not a laptop so it isn’t coming without its hitches. Obviously I can’t go anywhere with it, and I can’t leave my desk then. But it’s also bigger than I expected, which means I have to find some way to get it onto my small-ish desk. That shall be interesting. It does have wireless keyboard and mouse which certainly helps, but it’s still a pretty damn big screen. I have to putz around with the things on my desk to try to work out how I’m fitting it later today or tomorrow morning.

This also means I could try the cheap end of replacing the hard drive in my laptop for use of going places at least when my writing needs to be portable, like for camping. If it doesn’t work, I’m only out about $50, opposed to spending $800 or so on a new computer.

Did I mention I got this desktop computer for free as well? I got lucky times about ten.

In other news, I’ve done a little bit of flash fiction writing longhand, but nothing much. I’m still behind on what I wanted to do. I also have a camping entry I have to write yet this weekend since that has begun again. (If I had had a computer when it first began, one of my posts would have been how I journal it. Eh, I might still write that one.)

The next Camp NaNo starts in exactly two weeks, so this computer came in just the nick of time! I’m already signed up and ready to roll for the most part, though I need to familiarize myself with where I was again and go through some notes. I have a bit of time yet, not much, but some. I’m excited already, I’ve been excited for a month. Especially now that the nervous anxiety of not having a computer is over with.

In unrelated writing news, I’ve begun the daunting task of cleaning my room out and getting rid of things. I’ve been buried neck deep in Narnia for the past few days, but it is going great! As long as I can find somewhere to hold a yard sale I’d be set! (Where I live does not have that option, so if anyone has any suggestions on generic places that may allow me to set up a yard sale for a weekend, please, drop them here!) I’m amazed with the fact I’m actually beginning to accomplish one of my 2016 goals for the year. Actually, this might be the second one I’m accomplishing… This does amaze me!

So things are finally running smoothly for me again. Now I’m just praying it stays that way. Hopefully I will have a working computer set up this weekend now and you will see another post from me on my regular Tuesdays, back to schedule.

Wish me luck!

Not Alone (Snippet Sunday 6.12.16)

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.

snippet sunday

I am going to continue sharing from my first ever novel Breaking Point through the rest of June before switching to something else in July again. Breaking Point is an adventure novel that for once has no elements of fantasy.

Previously on Sunday Snippets: Our main character, who has yet to be named, has taken a ride through the forest on her horse Midnight, and has found herself racing a buck through the foliage. Midnight and his rider have veered off the path somewhere and have now found themselves in a uncharted part of the forest they have never seen before.

Picking up right where I left off from last week’s snippet.

(Some sentences may have been creatively edited and punctuated to try to fit the ten sentence limit. I’m over, again. Can we just agree that my snippets will always be a little longer but not too long?)

~*~*~*~

I scanned the trees surrounding us once more and decided enough was enough. Turning Midnight back towards the clearing, I sent him running. He responded instantly, his ears flat back on his head as he plunged towards the prospect of safety.

We raced through the trees. Behind me I could hear the distinct sound of more hooves and the heavy breathing of horses; but I dared not look to see who, or what, was there.

The approaching sounds from behind only spurred Midnight on faster until we were running so fast I was afraid he would stumble over his own hooves and both of us would go tumbling.

As we came up to the clearing, the sounds behind us faded and stopped. I finally dared to look back as we made it to the clearing. Again, my eyes met nothing and a sigh of relief went through.

A sigh that turned into a scream as Midnight suddenly pulled up short and reared high into the air, letting out an ear piercing neigh. I nearly fell off the back of my horse as I scrambled to hold onto him.

“Midnight!” I screamed as I finally stabilized myself from falling off.

Midnight struck at the air for a little before crashing back down to the ground. He stood, pawing the ground and snorting as I stared forward into the eyes of another rider.

~*~*~*~

Looks like she wasn’t imagining the other horse after all.

Breaking Point 3

Cover made by @writethelove on Wattpad

 

This story is not yet on Wattpad either as it is another unfinished work and unedited as well. I refuse to put up anything that is unedited. One day I hope to finish this book, but my focus this year is Fated to Darkness.

However! If you wish to read anything else that I do have finished, you can hop on over to  my profile on Wattpad and check out what I have to offer. I love to hear any and all feedback on my work as well. Comments are greatly appreciated, as are the reads.

And if you’re looking for some other great snippets of fellow authors,
hop on over to Facebook and check out Snippet Sunday!

Another Horse? (Snippet Sunday 6.5.16)

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.

snippet sunday

Wow, where did May go? Welcome to June, everyone! I am going to continue sharing from my first ever novel Breaking Point through the rest of June before switching to something else in July again. Breaking Point is an adventure novel that for once has no elements of fantasy.

Previously on Sunday Snippets: Our main character, who has yet to be named, has taken a ride through the forest on her horse Midnight, and has found herself racing a buck through the foliage. Midnight and his rider have veered off the path somewhere and have now found themselves in a uncharted part of the forest they have never seen before.

Picking up right where I left off from last week’s snippet.

(Some sentences may have been creatively edited and punctuated to try to fit the ten sentence limit. I’m over, again. Can we just agree that my snippets will always be a little longer but not too long?)

~*~*~*~

My panic began to mount. Surely, someone was playing games with me right now. There couldn’t really be something out there.

Or so I thought.

My eyes caught a flash of movement to my right followed by more heavy thuds of hooves. I gasped, looking towards the flash of movement. At the last possible second I caught a flash of dark brown and a tail before it disappeared into the trees.

I could have sworn I had just seen a horse, but there couldn’t be any other horses out here. Not in this eerie part of the woods. No one in their right mind would come all the way out here, whatever here was.

CRACK!

There it was again. Only louder this time. Midnight neighed in protest, dancing around as he chewed his bit. I could feel the tense set of his muscles below my seat. He was ready to bolt at the next sign of noise or movement; and I didn’t blame him.

~*~*~*~

Just who or what could be making the noises that are following them?

Breaking Point 3

Cover made by @writethelove on Wattpad

 

This story is not yet on Wattpad either as it is another unfinished work and unedited as well. I refuse to put up anything that is unedited. One day I hope to finish this book, but my focus this year is Fated to Darkness.

However! If you wish to read anything else that I do have finished, you can hop on over to  my profile on Wattpad and check out what I have to offer. I love to hear any and all feedback on my work as well. Comments are greatly appreciated, as are the reads.

And if you’re looking for some other great snippets of fellow authors,
hop on over to Facebook and check out Snippet Sunday!