Snippets | March 2018

This month’s selection of snippets features TAD2. Lots of spoilery things are happening in the section I’m currently working in, but I found a few that (I think) are intriguing without giving too much away...
    The word cut like a blade, twisting somewhere around his lungs. It took a moment for him to catch his breath, to realize he was expected to accept this order just like any other.
    “I know about the deal you made with Ed,” she finally offered into the quiet, the words a whisper a part of her didn’t want to speak. “That was unfair. To all of us.”
    “It seemed best at the time.”
    “A lot of things that seem best at the time really aren’t.” And oh, how she knew that now.
    She was a faint memory in Emmie’s mind, a stranger more than a member of her family.
    All that trouble, only to end up in a pile of ashes.
    He pressed his lips together to avoid commenting on that thought, however honest it was.
    She felt his questioning gaze and refused to look at it. Instead, she followed the progress of his footsteps around the room, watching as he inspected the framing of the windows and frowned.
    “You’re in over your head with this, Itar.”
    As was the usual way of it, Itar didn’t seem to notice Kilam’s reprimand—or, if he had, failed to care.

Comments

  1. *FLAAAAILS* I LOVE THESE. Your writing is so powerful!

    "The word cut like a blade, twisting somewhere around his lungs." <--- THIS. Just wow wow wow! And THIS: "She was a faint memory in Emmie’s mind, a stranger more than a member of her family." SO BEAUTIFUL AND EMOTIONAL.

    Meep. You're making me so curious about what all torture you're putting these poor babies through!

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    1. Eep! Thank you! I'm glad you liked them. Sometimes I wonder if the words aren't conveying as much emotion as I'd like, so I'm happy to hear that! :D

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