I’ve joined the Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook. From their description: “Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).” Pretty cool, eh? Don’t forget to “Like” my Facebook page while you’re over there checking out this fantastic group!
This week I’m going to share another snippet from my upcoming novel, ’Til Death Do Us Part (to be released at JMS Books on April 3, 2016, available for pre-order, now).
I’m cheating just a bit. This snippet contains 8 sentences instead of 6. In this scene Henry is in an airplane that has careened into a nosedive…
A brief strangled sob-like noise escaped me before I was able to choke it back. My fists clenched, and I fought to suppress the nausea churning in my gut.
I did my best to remain calm, and by that I meant retain some semblance of dignity in my final moments of life by not totally freaking out. That was no easy feat when surrounded by hundreds of screaming people as we all accelerated toward certain death.
The “life flashing before your eyes” thing we’ve all heard about was real. At least it was for me, although “flashing before my tightly closed eyelids” was probably a more accurate description. Moments from throughout my life raced through my mind, but I forced my thoughts to focus on Sam. I wanted to be thinking of him as I died.
29 thoughts on “Rainbow Snippet – ’Til Death Do Us Part”
It gets worse before it gets better, but it does get better. 🙂
That last line was.. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww…. (That’s the sound of heartstrings being broken.)
🙂 Poor Henry has a bit of trouble ahead of him.
Sounds like it’s going to be a complicated story and I love the angst.
I don’t know about complicated, but definitely dramatic/angsty. 🙂
That’s not a situation I’d wish on anyone.
Nope. I don’t know if I could hold it together quite as well as Henry is trying to do.
So, something to read on the plane, then…? 😉
Hahaha. If you’re made of tough stuff then you might want to read it on a plane. Me, I’m nervous enough without the added imagery. 🙂
Oh, yeah, my heart is broken already. That’s some blurb.
🙂 Thank you!
Oh dear, poor guy. I hope he lives to see Sam again 🙁
Poor Henry, indeed. He’s facing quite an ordeal. 🙂
Fantastic premise. And a very emotional snippet.
Thank you! 🙂
I hope he survives and sees Sam again <3
Never fear, that ordeal/journey is pretty much what the story is about. The snip is from Chapter 1. 🙂
Oh my gosh. That’s intense. It must be terrifying for him. That last line…oh, so heart-wrenching.
Thank you. That was the goal. 😉
Great tension and emotion. Well done.
Poor guy. I love how hard he’s trying to stay calm, and the poignancy of the last line.
Poor Henry! That last line really got me.
Poignant, sweet, and gripping; all at once! (heart)
Well, this intrigued me enough to get the sample–I can see a bit of angst coming 🙂
Thanks! A bit. 😉
I hope you enjoy it. 🙂