Gold Digger - The Bear
Welcome back to Snippet Sunday. Thank you so much for stopping by. Please make sure to leave a comment (if you're so moved) and to visit the other awesome authors at the Snippet Sunday Facebook page > I'm taking a break from Out Of Time, my short story. For CampNano, I've been working on Gold Digger, an 1880s California historical which I'd like to share. This scene takes place in the Sierra mountains. Winnie is my protagonist who has run away from a marriage of convenience to learn how to dig for gold - a fantasy she'd has since she was a child. She's been in the mountains for almost three months by this point.
“Baaaaah,” Becky trotted around from the other side of the cabin. The bear swung its head towards the ruckus, startling the goat who stumbled to an immediate halt. Winnie’s heart lodged in her throat. Quick as lightening, Becky turned and bounded away.
Winnie backed up quickly, not wishing to have her back to the bear. And promptly tripped over the stool that held the remnants of her afternoon tea. The tea pot shattered into a thousand pieces, and Winnie’s legs got tangled in the stool’s feet. As she came down hard on her ass, Winnie noticed three things in that split second. Pieces of broken ceramic dug into her and she wished she had on her layers of skirts instead of these thin men’s pants. The shotgun stayed in her hands and miraculously didn’t go off. The bear charged towards her.
4/22/2018 08:12:52 am
OK, wow, action packed snippet for sure! (And I'm mourning the broken teapot LOL.) Love this story, can't wait to see how she does with the bear - yikes.
4/22/2018 02:17:33 pm
Wow - what a great snippet and way to finish it!
4/22/2018 07:21:44 pm
At least she has the shotgun still. And black bears a difficult. Great snippet, Karysa/
4/23/2018 07:42:16 pm
In those three things, I see one plus. She still has the shotgun! Come on, girl, get it in gear and at least scare the bear off! I hope she has another teapot, too. It'd be a shame to be without tea in the mountains, or in general.
4/24/2018 04:05:40 am
Intense! And what a spot to stop for this week :-) Great snippet!
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