This is a continuation of my first chapter, so if you haven’t read the previous posts (or need a reminder) check out the most recent here, and the rest under the category Weekend Writing Warriors. To meet some new authors, read some great writing, or join in the 8-sentence fun, stop by at Weekend Writing Warriors!
I shook my head. “I’m sorry, I tried–we can try again later, if you want, but I have to go.”
The light in his eyes dulled, but he smiled anyways. “That is alright, go, and bring back some sweets if they have any?” He kissed me on the forehead, and I nodded, though I fought the familiar surge of panic and disgust–a leftover instinct, warning me away from affection. Affection meant love, and that was weakness–that was dangerous, people exploited weakness.
I gripped my knife in my hand, too hard–the metal was comforting, powerful. Here was something I knew, something I was good at.
Something I could control.
THE END. Well, the end of the first chapter, anyways! Have I got you hooked yet? I hope so 🙂 Next, I will probably do some excerpts from the other POVs to give you a look into their minds and voices–or possibly some snippets from my brand new untitled WIP. Can’t wait, happy 8sunday! 🙂
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