I’m participating in the A to Z blogger challenge this year. Since April also is the anniversary month for the release of my novel, ’Til Death Do Us Part, I thought I’d use that for the theme of my posts. For each letter I will come up with a word that is pertinent to the story, and post a short excerpt featuring it.
In general these excerpts will bounce around the timeline (after all, the story isn’t told in alphabetical order). No worries, I’ll give a little context leading into each scene so it won’t be necessary to read the others to enjoy the snippet-of-the-day.
G is for Garrett
Garrett is an important side-character in ’Til Death Do Us Part. He’s one of four survivors (together with Henry, Devon, and Buddy) that wash up on a small uncharted island after a plane crash. This scene takes place early in the morning after the four wake up for the first time on the island and is told from Henry’s 1st-person POV:
Garrett’s countenance was a little more knowing, and resigned. He looked a little older than me, maybe in his upper thirties, very distinguished in appearance with a high-bridged Roman nose. He had a receding hairline with short, chocolate brown hair, lighter in color than my own thicker, wavy, dark brown hair. Like Devon, he was also taller and bigger than me. Not as overtly muscular as the younger man, he had just a bit of a rounded abdomen but was well-toned overall. I would envy his excess of body hair if we ended up spending many more chilly nights here.
The way the morning was swiftly heating up, though, and the very vertical angle of the sun’s rise, told me our chill had been shock-based. Heat was more likely to be a concern than the occasional chilly night.
Garrett probably realized, as I did, that the long low flight after coming out of the dive may or may not have been along the original flight path, and may or may not have been with any radio contact available to alert potential rescuers to our location.
Henry and Sam Miller-Greene are living the dream. They love their careers — which afford each of them opportunities to travel to exotic locations — they love their home, Sam’s caring family, and each other. They disagree on the subject of adoption, but are fully committed to each other in marriage … ’Til Death Do Us Part.
The dream is shattered when Henry’s plane crashes, and he’s presumed dead. But four people — Henry, two other men, and a child — survive undetected on a remote, small, and insignificant island. Will Sam and Henry’s love be able to survive as well?
Henry fights to endure in harsh conditions, never knowing when disaster will strike. Sam struggles with his loss, but with help moves on with his life. Will Sam be able to put aside his new love when he reunites with Henry?
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6 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge – G is for Garrett”
The line about the excess body hair envy made me snicker.
Discarded Darlings – Jean Davis, Speculative Fiction Writer, A to Z: Editing Fiction
Thanks! I usually try to inject a little humor here and there. 🙂
I liked garret, and I love the title of your blog it made me smile
Thank you! 🌺
As someone with excess body hair … it can be a pain in the Dubai summer
I’ll bet! 😁