An opening snippet…

1RainbowSnippetsBiFlagHola Snippetteers and welcome!

I’ve been AWOL lately, trying to meet all the deadlines i committed to last year, and it’s not over yet. The story that might become Book #5 in the Buchanan House series *fingers crossed* was submitted on time (May 1) and i hope to cash in on a little on-sub luck by snippeting from it. It’s a holiday novella that picks up ~9 months after Tiny House and tells the story of someone you might remember, Ryan Orchard. Here are the first six sentences (thanks to some creative punctuation), in Ryan’s POV.

Obv this is rough so please squint as you read so it won’t hurt you. 😉


I climbed the three steps and found a seat on the train; inside, it smelled like French fries, wet dog, and despair.

Maybe I brought that last thing along with me.

Rainy Monday nights just didn’t have the spark of a Friday, even if I didn’t have to work again until Thursday. I got off the train at my usual stop, far from the apartment in Northeast I’m sharing with another waiter. If we don’t find another roomie soon I’ll have to cut down on my trips to the bar after work.

Or maybe I need a new job.


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14 thoughts on “An opening snippet…

  1. Amazing description! My stomach actually rolled over, as I imagined that odor of french fries, wet dog, and despair. Poor Ryan! One can only emphasize too well with the way he’s spiraling downward.

  2. The only reason I’m not squealing out loud is that both my kids are in the room and would look at me funny. Oh, Ryan so deserves his HEA.

    Love this: “it smelled like French fries, wet dog, and despair.” Hahaha!

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