Out of Time - Part 2
Welcome back! It's #SnippetSunday time again and I'm continuing with the short story I posted last week. Please make sure to visit the Snippet Sunday Facebook group and read the other snippets posted by authors. They're all amazing and include a variety of genres.
Out of Time follows a young woman searching for a lost family history. In the haunted town of Benton, she discovers that past and present memories overlap, and that ghosts aren't always what they seem.
A jackrabbit bounced across the road, skittering off into a ditch.
Benton used to be a thriving gold and silver mining community. Now the only residents were the owners of the town who maintained rough camping facilities for adventurous travelers, and the seasonal help who ran the inn for those tourists who preferred a bed and four walls. The main draw to Benton were the eight hot springs maintained for camping and inn guests.
She shut off the car, taking a deep breath when she opened the door. It was so quiet that the cooling car, with its pops and sighs, was louder than the insects and the birds. No cars passed, no people spoke, no music played. She ignored the sliver of…something…that traced down her spine. She’d never been here before, but the dry, chill air smelled like a memory; a memory she couldn’t quite picture. It stood there at the edge of her vision, teasing her. And then it was gone.
2/24/2018 03:27:48 pm
Oh, I've had moments like this, where the world is stuck in a time loop and nothing seems to move at all. Great snippet, Karysa.
2/24/2018 04:37:47 pm
I'm loving these snippets. Despite the chill she got, the sounds like paradise to me.
2/25/2018 09:45:24 pm
It is, Jennifer! I love it there.
2/25/2018 06:07:25 am
I liked this pleasant peaceful scene.
2/25/2018 11:55:59 am
Interesting setting. It seems like a place where nothing ever happens, but I'm sure that'll change.
2/25/2018 01:13:30 pm
Oh I LIKE this. What an appealing scene! Loved all the details and that feeling of great possibilities to come...terrific snippet.
2/26/2018 09:39:26 am
Intriguing snippet. Great imagery.😀
2/26/2018 07:43:39 pm
loved the snippet ... making the scary bits sound wonderful. Well done.
2/27/2018 07:30:03 pm
I wonder what the memory is about, if it's good or bad. Otherwise, it seems to be a pleasant place.
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