Weekend Writing Warriors (UBC and NaBloPoMo Day 6)
I’m taking part in the Weekend Writing Warriors Snippet Sunday. Today I’m posting eight sentences from my novel-in-progress, A Certain Shade of Blue. This is the opening. Any and all comments are welcome. Thanks.
A child half wakes in the night, stirred by the sounds coming from down the hall. Oh, Toby, stop, she thinks hazily. Her baby brother seems to cry constantly. She’s used to it, but she’s tired. She covers her ears with her pillow and sinks back to sleep.
Then the shocks ravage her body and her eyes shoot open; the sound of the scream is shivering in her bones.
It wasn’t a dream. It was her mother.