Out of Time - Part 6
Welcome back! It's #SnippetSunday time again and I'm continuing with Out of Time, a short story I wrote for an anthology contest. I'll learn by next week if I'll be one of two newbie authors to be selected. But hey, if I'm not, no worries as I will definitely release this story. I love it! And it also ties nicely into the world-building of my current series.
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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.
Her fingertips touched a delicate doily. She’d have to get a manicure next week when she got home. How the hell had her nails gotten so bad? There was dirt logged under most of them. Her hands balled into fists, hiding the offending objects.
A ring. A simple band of gold wrapped around her ring finger on her left hand.
What the? I’m dreaming. I have to be dreaming.
She looked up and was stunned to see a different face looking back at her in the mirror: big brown eyes, long wavy hair. She wore an old-fashioned shift, plain white, light cotton. The ties in front had come undone and it rested asymmetrically on her shoulders.
The face smiled, as if in on a secret.
3/25/2018 09:29:46 am
Well, that's a little creepy!
3/25/2018 03:03:20 pm
I'd think so too, if I were Kayla.
3/25/2018 01:14:37 pm
I don't understand the smile, unless it's only in the mirror. But good snippet, Karysa. :)
3/25/2018 03:01:55 pm
That's part of the problem with this short format. It will (hopefully) make sense next week. There's a reason for the smile...
3/25/2018 02:33:39 pm
Ooh, shivery cool. I like how the details built up into a complete picture and then howe unsettling that was for her. Probably not a dream LOL...great snippet!
3/25/2018 03:04:06 pm
Not exactly, but maybe?
3/25/2018 05:35:18 pm
Great spookiness -- especially the smile.
3/25/2018 09:27:57 pm
That would be a little creepy. lol Great snippet. Makes me want to know what's going on.
3/26/2018 02:08:40 am
Oh, you really have me intrigued now. Can't wait to find out what's behind all this.
3/28/2018 01:45:57 pm
Okay! I just shivered! That last line effectively made this creepy! *Shivers again* Abandon ship, abandon ship. Wake up, honey! LOL
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