Friday Fortune #2
Welcome to the second edition of Friday Fortune!
What is Friday Fortune? On Wednesdays and Sundays, my posts are generally serious and focus on specific aspects of writing or even life in general. Fridays are here to mix it up a bit. On Fridays, you’ll be surprised with giveaways, free snippets, general questions, and so much more! If you have any suggestions for questions I could ask or things I could do; let me know so we can make this interactive!
This week, I decided to share a snippet from book one of The Hunted Trilogy, namely one of my favorite scenes so far!
Without further ado, here’s the snippet. Let me know what you think!
A young boy, just on the cusp of ending his first decade, laughed and ran. Delight sparked in his green eyes as he looked over his shoulder. His eyes widened and he ran faster. A second form, this one larger, lunged for the boy and tackled him to the ground. They fell as a mess of dirty clothes and shaggy brown hair.
The young man bared his white teeth in a grin and ruffled the younger’s hair. “Gotcha!”
“That’s not fair,” the boy whined, then yelped a laugh as they rolled over. “You’re bigger.”
“All’s fair in a challenge, and you challenged me.” He released the boy and rose, swatting his hair out of his sun-kissed face. “Maybe you’ll win when you’re bigger, hmm?”
“Be nice, now.” A younger Paige walked towards the quarreling brothers and let out a soft laugh. “Boys, boys.”
The older of the two grinned at her. “Are you going to stop us?”
Her younger face mirrored his grin. “Maybe I will, Jaden.”
Jaden’s grin stayed plastered on his expression and he slapped his hands together, stepping towards her. “What will you do, hmm? I could catch you easily.”
Paige’s grin wavered and she took a tentative step back. “Don’t even think about it.”
“Run, little girl, run.”
She did. Turning as soon as he spoke, she bolted. Ten feet. Fifteen. Twenty –
Arms circled around her waist and yanked her off her feet. Paige yelped as her momentum vanished and Jaden twirled around with her in his arms. “J-Jaden, stop!”
He disobeyed, spinning her round and round. His chuckle slithered into her ear and turned her yelps into laughter. The laughter became a small cry as he released her. Paige flew and landed in a pile on top of the youngest child; her arms dug into the ground, preventing her full weight from crashing onto him.
Her breaths turned into ragged pants as she rolled off of the young boy. She stared up at the sky, vibrant and blue above the luscious trees that surrounded them. “You’re i-insane.”
Jaden waltzed over to them and held out his hands to the younger ones. Tilting his head to the side, he smiled down at them. “But you love me for it.”
Tune in next week for whatever I have up my sleeve for you in edition three of Friday Fortune.