24 July 2011

Six Sentence Sunday

Hey, folks! Glad to be back and finally have a stable internet connection up here. Since I have a new release pending for a Halloween anthology, here's a little (unedited) bit from that piece. Hope you enjoy, and happy Sunday!
When even the TV screen flipped off, my apartment cast into darkness, save for the moonlight filtering into the window through my cracked blinds. Squirming under the invisible ropes, I gave a strangled choke when a hand shot over the edge of my couch and gripped my ankle. Using my legs as an anchor, the man pulled himself over, moving as a liquid shadow.
His fingers were long claws, raking across my jeans, tearing the fabric and skin underneath. Blood trickled down the side of my legs to meet the couch. He used my hips for leverage to yank the rest of his body onto mine, the claws latching into my side, leaving deep lacerations and drawing a cry of pain from me.

14 comments:

JoAnne Kenrick said...

fab, gripping six, Lindsay -- the sense of peril had me glued to my seat for the whole snippet, and I loved liquid shadow, too xx

Jayel Kaye said...

Wow. That was intense and scary as hell

Sam Crescent said...

Intense six and wonderfully wrote.

Gem Sivad said...

What a scary six. She's in big trouble and I want to know how this evolves.

Bree said...

Creepy, scary six!! Yikes!!

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

Oh, hell no. I hate things emerging from beneath the furniture. Now I'm gonna go hide under my covers!

Cara Bristol said...

Glad you said it was for Halloween. That's frightening!

Lindsay said...

That's a scary six.

Melisse Aires said...

Scary! I wonder how or if she gets away!

Sarah Grimm said...

Scary six! How is she going to get out of this mess?

diannehartsock said...

I sure hope that's a dream or vision! yikes.

Sonya Clark said...

Well now I know I won't be sleeping tonight! Fantastically scary six!

Kathleen Grieve said...

SCARY! I hope she is going to be okay. You have me worried for her!

Pippa Jay said...

Scream!