Saturday, January 12, 2013

Even Ghosts Can Be Scared of the Dark #SixSunday


Welcome to Six Sentence Sunday: Where writers share six sentences from their published or unpublished books.

   Are you afraid of the dark? I think this scene from my latest romance, HEREAFTER, comes from a nightmare I had as a child. Or maybe it’s all the horror movies I’ve watched with my hands over my eyes.
   Alone…in the dark…something is after me…
   But can ghosts be afraid of the dark? These six sentences will show you how Angie, the corporeal ghost heroine of HERAFTER, feels when she’s thrust into darkness.

  The inky blackness made it impossible to see her own hand. Fear formed a tight knot in her stomach, and Angie wrapped her arms around herself to ward off the cold.
   She turned and lost her bearings. Did she turn all the way around?
   A scratching sound, like a trapped animal, echoed from somewhere in the distance. Keeping her right foot planted, Angie stepped out and lunged into the darkness, reaching with both hands, trying to figure out where she was.

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Donna Cummings said...

Oooh, that's a great description of being afraid in the dark. Nice six!

Jessica E. Subject said...

Oh, I'd be terrified, ghost or not. Great six! :)

Taryn Kincaid said...


Jess Schira said...

Donna's right. You nailed the description. You did an excellent job with this snippet. I love it!

Anonymous said...

Excellent cutting. Immediately drew me into the work and into her world. Well done.

Kate Warren said...

After reading that, I may have to sleep with the light on tonight. Well done, Joya!

Joya said...

@donna-Thanks so much for stopping by! Glad you liked the description.

@Jess-LOL! Love it *ghost or not!*

@Taryn-Glad you thought so! Thanks!

@Jess S.-Thank you very much!!

@Gale-So glad you could feel the world. Thanks very much!

@Kate-Ooops, sorry to make you sleep with teh light one. LOL! :)