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Teaser Tueday (SHATTERED)


This is from the first chapter of SHATTERED, the novel that may or may not be book 2 with Razorbill:


Nothing can protect me now. No one can protect me now. I pushed them all away. I lost everything. I gave it to him, and he gave me this.

I think my wrist might be broken. Every time I move it, pain tears up my arm and steals my breath away. I try to shift my weight, leaning more on my leg that doesn’t feel bruised and sore, but the glass scattered around me crunches under my weight, and I stop.

It’s shattered. The whole beautiful sculpture. It’s in a thousand pieces around me, littering the floor, each tiny piece symbolizing another hour I spent searching out the sea glass, painstakingly assembling it with all of its mates.

And now it is nothing. Just like me.

I reach up towards the bed and pull the ratty patchwork quilt off the mattress and cover myself completely, until I can’t see the lightning striking outside the window anymore. The room is still buzzing with the sounds of the pouring rain, but I welcome it. It fills the room and drives away the silence.

Lightning strikes, and the flash glints off a piece of tumbled glass poking into my cocoon, and I kick it swiftly away. I can’t ignore the pierce of pain as I watch it disappear. He knew how much that sculpture meant. He knew the nights I stayed up late putting it together.

And he threw it in an explosion of rage.

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( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
arya_darcy
Nov. 18th, 2008 04:34 am (UTC)
That's really good! <3
veschwab
Nov. 18th, 2008 04:48 am (UTC)
Wow, veeerrry intriguing! Nicely written!
jgurtler
Nov. 18th, 2008 01:12 pm (UTC)
Powerful.
rowanda380
Nov. 18th, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
random commenter
wow, that is great. You set the scene and the emotion. fabulous!
walkwrite
Nov. 18th, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)
Ooooooh...nice. Yeah, I'd say that was a departure from Prada.
sammyjones57
Nov. 19th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
Oooo!! I likes a lot!
deenaml
Nov. 19th, 2008 01:23 am (UTC)
I hope hope hope this is book #2! It sounds SO GOOD.
ruthannereid
Nov. 19th, 2008 03:00 am (UTC)
That. Is. So. Powerful.

I would purchase the book based just on that.
marciewrites
Nov. 20th, 2008 01:50 am (UTC)
wow. I'm hooked. Completely.
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