The Old Shelter

Dieselpunk Roaring Twenties. Sarah Zama's Author Blog

8 Sentence Sunday on Dieselpunks #6

dieselpunkssquarelogoThe characters’ past is very important for this story. It haunts most of my characters and most of them need to cope with it, in a way or another.
In the first novel of the trilogy, Sinéad’s storyline takes up half of the plot and her past and her need to cope with it is in the forefront.

When she came to the U.S., Sinéad thought starting a new life would be easy, with her old life far away in Ireland. But she soon discovers that one cannot simply shed the past. And maybe, one really shouldn’t.

Sinéad closed her eyes. She didn’t wish to remember, but memories slammed down at her.

Save the baby, Sinéad, the baby. Clodagh’s cried racked her ears as if she was hearing it now. A cold shiver ran the entire length of her spine and left her legs trembling.

She had been a midwife for most of her life, at that point, but that had been the first time Granny had not been there to help her decide how to save two lives. Sinéad still swore on anything she tried everything she knew to save the little child: she cradled him in her arms, she massaged his little, fragile chest, and he did cough once.

He lived – just five minutes.

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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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