Welcome to this week’s Friday Snippets everyone!
This week, I’ll be sharing a snippet from the first chapter of my current, untitled novel. I just started it today, so please keep in mind that it will need to undergo some heavy editing sometime in the future!
This is also my first time writing a novel in present tense. It’s an interesting challenge, so keep in mind that there might be small inconsistencies that I missed.
That aside, I hope you enjoy it!
I glance back at the city. Childish giggles rise with the wind and I spot half a dozen children. They run, jump over obstacles, and dodge as a seventh child tries to tag them. My lips curl into a smile, remembering the days when my sister and I played such games. So long ago and yet the memory remains bright and detailed.
Oblivious to me watching, the children continue their game. I watch for several more moments, basking in the reminiscence, then turn and enter the building. A guard slides the door shut behind me and I flash him a small smile. My feet lead me through the hallway and down two winding staircases. Now on the first floor, I head down the hall until I reach a large, spacious room.
Two sofas stand in the center of the room, joined by two plush chairs. They surround a fireplace where a large flame flickers and devours the wood. I pay the sudden warmth little mind as I walk forward until a velvet carpet caresses my feet, and I sit down next to a young woman.
She looks up from the book she’s reading and shows me a smile that reaches her gray eyes – eyes so like my own. “Nika,” she says, placing a bookmark between the pages. “What can I do for you?”
“Are you ready for tomorrow?”
That’s it for this week! Let me know what you think in a comment; I love hearing from you!
I hope you have a fantastic weekend!
- Friday Snippets: Adrian (natashamcneely.wordpress.com)