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.
For a couple months — August and September I’m thinking — I am switching back to sharing from my adventure novel, Breaking Point. In October I might switch back to Fated to Darkness as I hope to have the first draft finished by then. (Yes, finished. I can hardly believe I’m saying that.) Should that happen, I’ll be posting to celebrate completing my first ever novel manuscript. Until then, enjoy more horses and mysterious bad guys!
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. They have run into a band of armed riders who seem threatening, and are surrounded now. After making a run for it, my MC was knocked out and both her and her horse were captured.
Skipping ahead a few chapters from last week’s snippet. My MC is now stuck in what could be considered a tiny cabin, and she is whacking up from the drug that knocked her out, believing she was dreaming the whole experience of the kidnapping.
(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 mind flashed back to one of the final scenes of the dream. The gun shot going off and the pain of something piercing the skin on my neck.
Then my horse’s scream ringing out loud and clear as if it was just right outside…
My dreamland came crashing down on me hard as I opened my eyes suddenly. The sound of my horse clearing away the rest of the fogginess of whatever drug they had used on me. I sat up in bed too quickly, the room spinning around me. A pounding headache sank in. It felt like my skull was splitting open and my eyes would bulge out of my head.
I grabbed my head with both hands, forcing the room to stop doing cart wheels around me. Squeezing my eyes shut tight, I moaned in pain. Every ounce of my body screamed in protest to my sudden movements. My muscles felt like lead as I tried to work the drug out of them.
In all honesty, I felt like I had been hit by a train.
So was Midnight’s scream reality or part of the dream?
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.
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