#SnippetSunday: The New Program

Back after a long absence is Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors.  This time we have a very special installment, in honor of my new novella coming out later this week.  Without further ado, on to The New Program


“You’re exaggerating the situation to an absurd degree, Marcia, and I think you know that.  It’s a new form of therapy with a remarkably high success rate.  That’s all it is.  You should be excited about it.  No one is going to come out of it a robot or brainwashed, they’re simply going to come out of it reformed.  Perhaps you’re not….”

“If you say I’m not thinking clearly because I’m pregnant I’m going to walk up to your office and beat you to death with a crib bumper.  Don’t think I won’t do it; I’ve got the ugliest one you’ve ever seen in my trunk.”

He cracks a smile.  So he can’t be that angry.  I’m probably not going to get fired today.

#SnippetSunday: The Rooster, the Wolf, and the End

This week on Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors: the end of my terse, depressing little story.  I hope you’ve enjoyed the ride, which has been both long and short at the same time.  Watch out for those costumes, they’ll get you every time.


Stepping over the rooster, Jake headed for the door.  “Lee doesn’t have to eat.”

“I don’t want to hear it.”

Jake shrugged and opened the door, the white afternoon light made his eyes water.  He should have brought a coat.  “Quit,” he said, then closed the door on the rooster and the bug-eyed wolf.

Eli checked the mirror and adjusted his vest.  It wasn’t laying right.  He moved it again and again, but it looked slanted to one side or the other every time.  He stood in front of that mirror for ten whole minutes, sliding the vest left and right, barely breathing, sweat dripping down his shirt.  His knees were weak, swollen, and distended.  Felt like he was going to fall over, and there was no one around to see.

 


There’s my Snippet for the week, I hope you enjoyed it.  If you did, I encourage you to leave a comment, perhaps explore the rest of my site, and maybe Sign Up for my mailing list.  All it takes is a name and an email and it nets you free copy of Break,  as well as some bonus content for Headless in the near future.

#SnippetSunday: The Rooster and the Wolf 4

Snippet Sunday.  Weekend Writing Warriors.  Roosters.  Wolves.  Fireworks.  Holidays.  Exciting times.  We’re getting on towards the end of this little story.  Dramatic tension for days.  I’ll probably cheat again next week, just to get the whole ending in one snippet.  Shh, don’t tell anyone.


“So quit, don’t take the pills, hide under a blanket.  Why’re you bothering me about it?”

“You been in the suit almost as long as Lee.”

“Don’t say his name.”

“Just saying.  You should quit too.  Something’s wrong here, she damn well knows it.”

Eli scoffed.  He was sweating, too, but he’d been at this job long enough to ignore it.  After a few years the suit became a part of you.  “A man’s got to eat.”


There’s my Snippet for the week, I hope you enjoyed it.  If you did, I encourage you to leave a comment, perhaps explore the rest of my site, and maybe Sign Up for my mailing list.  All it takes is a name and an email and it nets you free copy of Break,  as well as some bonus content for Headless in the near future.

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