24 February 2013

Snippet Sunday - 24-02-13

Thank you to everyone who visited last week and to those who left comments. Your thoughts are always appreciated.

For this week's Sunday Snippet I'm continuing from where  I left off last week.


He braked to a halt, hauled in a deep breath and eased out of his car. Shock had drained all colour from the farmer’s face where he stood leaning against the huge back wheel of the tractor and staring into the car-wreck. Another man was puking at the curb-side and another, his shoulders heaving, stood with his hands clamped to what had been an open front window

Jim didn’t want to know, and couldn’t fight the urge, the gut instinct that told him he needed to know. Without conscious thought he dugout his mobile and dialled 999.  He doubted anyone else had, unless the drivers in the cars queuing up on the other side of the pile-up had done so. With an unreal sense of detachment enveloping him, Jim looked back, noted several cars had pulled up behind his own vehicle and that no one had attempted to get out. 

He couldn’t blame them. They, unlike himself, would have no reason. They hadn’t seen the car shoot past him on a blind bend, hadn’t recognised it, didn’t know the female driver.

That's it for this week, :-) Thanks for coming by and you'll find lots more free-read snippets at Snippet Sunday 

26 comments:

Frank C. Etier said...

Shock?
Puke?
Decapitation?

Intriguing 8!

Zee Monodee said...

Oh dear! Now you've got me totally intrigued! He knows the driver?

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Intense scene! I want to know more!!

Willa Blair said...

Great job with the descriptions. You set a grim mood.

Brenda Ashworth Barry said...

Loved the scene and I could sense the way she drove past him. Great job.

Veronica Scott said...

Tense and intriguing. Can't wait to read more on this one - excellent excerpt, vivid descriptions.

Jess Schira said...

Vivid and intense. Great snippet.

sarahballance said...

What a great hook. It doesn't sound like the news can possibly be good, though.

SherryGLoag said...

:-)Thanks for coming by Frank, I know I'm way behind today, but hope to get round several posts tomorrow.

SherryGLoag said...

Yeah, Zee he does, - and the passenger.

SherryGLoag said...

:-)Karen, thanks for coming by. I hope to continue next week.

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks for visiting Willa, I admit it is darker than my usual stuff.

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks Brenda, I'm pleased this works for you.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks Veronica I appreciate your comments.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks Jess, I appreciate your visit.

SherryGLoag said...

Sarah, thanks for coming by. No, it's not good, I've surprised myself with the darkness in this story.

Claire Gillian said...

Sounds gruesome. I'm all angsty that's for sure.

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment, it's appreciated, Claire. :-)

Carrie Crain Books said...

Your WWW snippet gave my goosebumps chills. I really felt I was right there at the accident. OMG. Great job!

Siobhan Muir said...

Great description of the shocked reactions, Sherry. I've been in that sense of unreality once and everything seems to move slowly. Great snippet. :)

Sue Ann Bowling said...

He knows her--is she a friend or an enemy?

SherryGLoag said...

Siobhan the incident of the car overtaking and having the top of the car sheared off is true, happily/remarkably, in real life both occupants survived without a scratch!!! I know because I knew them both.
And I agree about time slowing down when something like this happens.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Carrie Crain Books thanks for coming by. Thankfully in real life the occupants survived.

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks for coming by Sue Ann :-) Plese read on next week to find out!

History Sleuth said...

I'm going backwards now through the posts. Great accident scene description. Hopping in here, I want to know who the driver is and what's going to happen next.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for going back to read the previous posts, I appreciate that. In the real event, there were no causulties (amazingly) but I knew the occupants of the car.