Sunday Snippet: “I couldn’t move.”

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop where authors post 8-10 sentences from their current, newly released, or upcoming work in progress. I’m still posting the first chapter of Storm of the Gods, the first book in my new and upcoming urban fantasy series. For most of these snippets, main character Derek has been fairly on top of things. Well, that might not be the cast this week…

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“All right, we’re going to sort this out right––”

Darkness shrouded my peripheral vision, a searing lance of pain cleaved into my side, and then I was on the ground.

Smoky aether closed around my limbs and torso like creeping frost. A thousand tiny, razor-toothed mouths ate through my armour and freeze-dried my skin. Smoke squeezed my chest and burned my lungs. I couldn’t move. I was completely wrapped in it.

Distantly, I thought I heard the scions shouting. I forced my eyes open and saw Liam running toward me, his face pale with panic. A shadow crossed in front of me––dusty boots and a trench coat I recognized.

The dark-scion.

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Uh oh. Looks like someone is in trouble! More to come next week!

Be sure to check out the other Weekend Writing Warriors blogs and websites for your fill of sci-fi, fantasy, romance, and awesome book deals! Until next time, cheers!

Amy

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26 Comments

  1. Author Jessica E. Subject

    Definitely looks like trouble. I hope Liam is able to help him. Fabulous snippet! 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  2. Jenna Jaxon

    Yes, not Derek’s best moment I think. Sounds pretty serious. I too hope Liam will be able to rescue him. Great snippet!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks! 😀

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  3. Trin Carl

    Smoky aether closed around my limbs and torso like creeping frost. -fantastic imagery!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  4. Andrea R Huelsenbeck

    Oh, Amy, the pain! Don’t let the dark-scion hurt Liam, too!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      We’ll see what happens! 😉

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  5. nancygideon

    Awesome!! Gripping scene with vivid description. LOVE IT!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  6. veronicascott

    Uh oh! Loved the description of how the aether feels….great excerpt, also intense and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  7. Alexis Duran

    Whoa, that is a seriously bad day at work. Awesome description. I loved the image of the boots and trench coat- put me right there with him on the ground.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Haha yup. Thanks!

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  8. racheldevineuk

    You do write the most gruesome happenings very well! Great imagery!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      It’s what I love to do. 😉 Thanks!

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  9. Teresa Cypher

    Lordy, Lordy, how you can suck a reader into the scene! 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      I do my best! 😀 Thank you so much!

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  10. Aurora Springer

    What a cliffhanger!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Tune in next week! 😉

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  11. Caitlin Stern

    That’s what he gets for feeling sure of himself. Knocked down. Now I have no idea what’s happening. Color me intrigued. 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  12. Ed Hoornaert

    I’m going to assume this isn’t the final scene of the book, right?

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Haha Nope, far from it 😀

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  13. Diane Burton

    Your imagery is fantastic. Great word choices–cleaved, razor sharp mouths, freeze-dried skin.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you so much!

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