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.
Last week of March? Already? My where has the time gone! I’m going to blink this week and its going to be over before I can even comprehend what day it is. Anywho, welcome back for another snippet from yours truly. I may not always be consistent in sharing depending what I have going on, or what project I’m in the thick of, but I am back with the Snippet crew for the most part. Ready for some more sneak peeks?
This week’s excerpt is from 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, titled Obsession. (Which I submitted middle of last week! Wish me luck.) 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, so this will be the last snippet of it before I move on to something else in April.
Picking up right where I left off in last week’s snippet, here’s the next ten lines to Obsession…
“Freak! Get off me!”
The sharp, panicked voice shattered my altered reality. I recoiled; the sound of roaring fire filling my head. Sirens raced down the street outside, followed by echoing cries for help.
Flames engulfed my vision. An apartment building in full blaze from faulty wires, and a woman with auburn locks and terrified hazel eyes leaning out a broken window, screaming.
The happiness certainly did not last long, and methinks it’s about to sour even further. How’s that for a perpetual cliffhanger? LOL. Also, if you’re interested in submitting to QSF for this contest you still have time! The deadline is March 31st. How hard can it be to write 300 words, right? Wrong.
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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