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.
I’m baaaaack! It’s been a really, really long time since I joined in the Snippet Sunday crew. Eleven months long time. I may not always be consistent depending what I have going on, or what project I’m in the thick of, but I am back for the most part. Ready for some sneak peeks again?
This week’s excerpt is something brand spanking new from me! In light of getting myself back in the game that is writing, I decided to write a submission for the QSF annual flash fiction contest. This year’s theme is “impact” and I came up with a quick soft horror tale, working title Obsession. Obviously I cannot share from this tale for long since it’s only 300 words and I don’t want to spoil all of it, but I will probably finish the month with this tale then move on to something new.
Without further ado, here’s the first ten lines to Obsession…
I trailed gold-painted nails through her auburn curls as we laid in bed. Leslie; my beautiful Leslie. She turned her face toward me and smiled that grin that lit up her eyes like firecrackers. I leaned over and pecked her softly on the cheek, leaving a smear of lipstick.
“I love you, Leslie.”
Hazel eyes met mine, “I love you too.”
With a smile I kissed those perfect rose lips, deep and slow. A laugh bubbled up her throat, soon distorting into a whimper. Hands pressed hard against my chest, shoving me off. She didn’t kiss back, tearing her lips away.
Well that bit of happiness didn’t last long…
Due to the fact this is a flash fiction submission, I do not have a cover or blurb understandably, neither is it going to be posted to Wattpad in the near future. So there will be no “if you wish to read more…”
However! If you wish to read anything else that I have out for free, you can click the tabs above to browse through my available works and then follow the links to my Wattpad account. I love to hear any and all feedback on my work as well. Comments are greatly appreciated, as are the reads. You can also find me on my Facebook author page to keep up to date with all that’s going on in my writing.
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