The Old Shelter

Dieselpunk Roaring Twenties. Sarah Zama's Author Blog

8 Sentence Sunday on Dieselpunks #2

dieselpunkssquarelogoSecond snippet from my WIP Ghostly Smell Around for the 8 Sentence Sunday on Dieselpunks.

There are two main threads intertwining all though the novel, one focusing on Blood and Michael and one focusing on Sinéad. My last week’s snippet was from chapter 1, Blood and Michael’s section, so it’s only fair that this week I’ll post a snippet from chapter 1 from Sinéad’s section.

It isn’t mentioned, but the tall man in the passage is Michael. This is how my main characters met.

The banging at the stockroom door covered all the other noises, including the tall man coming closer. It was his presence that she sensed. She spun around, the mouth of the rifle just inches from his chest.

He stopped, his hands opened for her to see, his face expressionless, but his eyes hard and unwavering.

She wished her hand, her arms, her body, her heart would stop shaking.

He moved one hand over the rifle. Slowly.

“Why don’t you put this down?” he said with the calmest of voices.

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Did you enjoy my snippet?

If you didn’t, I’m sorry (shed one tear), I’ll try better next time, so don’t give up on me.

If you did, here’s a few things you might want to do.

  1. If you are a dieselpunk or steampunk writer, you might want to join the 8 Sentence Sunday on Dieselpunks ‘challenge’.  Head over to Dieselpunks, sigh up and look for the 8 Sentence Sunday on Dieselpunks thread. And join the fun!
  2. If you are a dieselpunk or steampunk writer and you have a blog, you might want to post eight sentence from your work on Sunday and share it. Make sure to leave a link in the comment box below and I’ll be sure to visit.
  3. If you are a historical writer and you have a story or more sent in the Twenties too, you might want to post eight sentence from your work on Sunday and share it. Make sure to leave a link in the comment box below and I’ll be sure to visit.
  4. If you are a dieselpunk or steampunk writer, or if you are a historical writer writing in a Twenties setting or if you are just a reader, by all means leave a comment below. I’ll never oppose to that.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “8 Sentence Sunday on Dieselpunks #2

  1. Nice, suspenseful excerpt. Definitely evokes the sense of danger from the situation.

  2. Thanks, Bard.
    Can’t say this came easily (no part of the first chapter did), but I’m not unhappy with how this is turning out.

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