17 March 2013

Snippet Sunday 17-03-13

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

For today's Sunday Snippet I'm continuing a little bit further on from where I left off last week.


A medic came up and wrapped a blanket round his shoulders. Automatically he drew it round himself. The slight warmth it offered highlighted the cold that had seeped right into his bones.  One part of his brain acknowledged it was reaction; shock. The other accepted a greater part of it was due to the rage still coursing through him and the need to remain and sound rational while in the company of the people here to help those involved.

He dug his free hand into his pocket and touched the small square box there.

So many dreams encompassed there, but never had he anticipated they would include shattered dreams. 

 “Are you hurt?” The voice came from somewhere far away, and Jim struggled to focus on the source.
 
“Not physically,” he uttered in a voice devoid of emotion. 
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Happy St. Patrick's Day



30 comments:

Francene Stanley said...

Hi Sherry,
I found a nit or two in your excellent snippet, which had me wrapped up against the cold, along with your character.
in the sentence ending with ... touched the small square box [there]. (There is not neccessary and makes an echo in the following sentence.)

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Francene, good to see you. And, thanks for the catch, I always appreciate such help and comments. Hope all's well with you.

Elaine Cantrell said...

I could feel his despair. Well done.

sarahballance said...

Powerful snippet. I love how you slip in these details, which are both small and significant. Fantastic!

Catherine Healey said...

Very engaging snippet. Look forward to reading more!

My first visit--found out about you through your post on Book Blogs.

Catherine
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Joanne Stewart said...

I agree--this is very powerful. You've got me backpeddling through the previous snippets to find out what happened. Terrific emotion.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Such despair in this snippet. My heart goes out to him. Well done!!

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks Elaine.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks for your kind words Sarah

SherryGLoag said...

Catherine Healey, :-) Welcome to THoR, and thank you for coming over and your kind words. I'll hop over and visit your site too, thanks for leaving the link.

SherryGLoag said...

Oh, wow, Joanne, thank you for your kind words. I'm delighted you are enjoying this.

SherryGLoag said...

:-)Thanks Karen. I appreciate your kind words.

History Sleuth said...

So the girl who passed at the speed of light causing the pile up--he was going to propose to? Oh wow. That is powerful. Jeez, the guilt of all of this on this guy. Excellent snippet.

Carrie Crain Books said...

Enjoyed the flow and inner monologue. Great!

Veronica Scott said...

Intriguing and powerful...excellent excerpt!

Paula Martin said...

An emotional snippet, I felt his conflicting feelings.

The Belle in Blue said...

Very moving snippet. Enjoyed it as always and look forward to more.

~Joyce Scarbrough

SherryGLoag said...

I'm glad this works for you History Sleuth. And I appreciate your kind words.

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks for your kind words Carrie Crain Books :-)

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks Veronica

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks for coming by, Paula, I appreciate it.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks Joyce, I appreciate your kind words.

Siobhan Muir said...

Hard snippet. Good job, Sherry. :)

Vivien Dean said...

Aw, poor guy. Looking forward to more.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thanks Siobhan

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks Vivien :-)

Henriette said...

Intriguing snippet, Sherry. I'm looking forward to the next instalment!

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks Henriette

Ryan Derham said...

Wow...Intriguing and powerfully written. his despair shows clearly.
(Sorry this is so late!)

SherryGLoag said...

Ypu're always welcome Ryan, I'm glad you enjoyed this.