Inspired by Laura Stanfill’s “Line of the Week” post, where she asks writers to post a line or a paragraph from something they had written during the past week.
This is a paragraph from my second book, a (historical) horror called Possessed (for now):
Adeline spun around, her full skirt swaying like a ship’s sail. Gabriel jumped down from the tree, landing awkwardly, and ran to catch up with her. She gawked at him once he reached her side.
“I’m sorry, all right? Most girls back home aren’t interested in climbing trees or exploring. If you don’t mind, I would like to start over again.”
Adeline crossed her arms as a hint of a smile formed on her girlishly pretty face.
Feel free to share something from what you have written this week.
I’ve been tagged for the Lucky Seven Meme by TraciKenworth.
The Rules: 1. Go to page 77 of your current MS/WIP 2. Go to line 7 3. Copy down the next 7 lines – sentences or paragraphs – and post them as they’re written. No cheating 4. Tag 7 authors 5. Let them know.
This is from my next novel, titled Possessed (For now). It is a super natural thriller/horror set in early 19th century England:
Adeline sat on a tree stump and buried her face in her hands.
What is happening to me?
Nothing about the last few days made much sense – her aunt’s disturbing death, the voices in the dark room, the men that had burned her aunt and uncle’s home to the ground, and now the unexplainable darkness.
The sound of snapping twigs on the ground startled her.
Someone was coming.
Now onto the tags! Muhaha.