And now for something a little less normal…

Welcome to this week’s snippet! It’s snowing outside but nice and cozy in here—where we get together to share 8 sentences of fiction.

This week I’ve started edits on the paranormal. It’s UF with mystery and romantic elements. I think. Since I haven’t chosen a title yet it’s going by The Color Story. This week’s snippet is sort of an introduction to the two MCs:  Colin is 18 and just saw his first dead body a little while before this, and Al is a P.I. but his age is a mild spoiler so he doesn’t have to share it yet. 😀

Colin & Al live in the same building, but hadn’t spoken before that morning, over the body. Since this is Colin’s story, we’re in his POV.

Al pulled the door open and held it so Colin could leave. Colin stopped on the sidewalk and watched as Al went to the bus stop on the corner; it was on the way to the corner where he caught the bus to campus, so he stopped there too.

“You’re taking the bus into Old Town?”

“That’s right.”

“I thought you’d have a motorcycle.”

Al shrugged. “I could say something profound about not judging a book by its cover, but I’ll spare you.”

“You mean something cliché.”

Al laughed and the bus pulled up to the curb.

 Thanks for reading!

Let me know what you think, or what kind of snippet you’d like to see next week, or tell me what the weather is like in your little corner of the world. 🙂 Just don’t forget to hop around and check out more snippets once you do!

long_SeductiveSnS_TransparentIf it’s Saturday or later, check out Seductive Studs & Sirens for LGBTQ-themed snippets, Sunday you can go there or check out the lists of participants at Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday!

tilted roseETA: If anyone’s interested in previous snippets from this story, they can be found here, here, and here.

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18 thoughts on “And now for something a little less normal…

  1. “Never judge a book by its cover. Unless it’s leatherbound.” 😀

    The weather is too depressing for words. But this snippet brightened my evening, Charley—can’t wait to see what you do with a paranormal (I’ve only read your contemporaries so far) and where the ‘color’ part of ‘The Color Story’ comes in (auras?).

  2. Pingback: The color of happiness… | Charley Descoteaux

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