#FridaySnippets 9 – “Good Samaritans”

I was going to post a snippet from “Boots” this morning until I realized that I had poured my coffee, turned on my laptop and gone to full-screen mode with terrible thoughts in my head.

I have no idea what I will do with this little flash, if anything, but it was fun to write!

FAIR WARNING: This is taken from the first creative draft – fingers flying over the keyboard with reckless abandon (before any edits or corrections) – so be ready for some rough writing! 😉

There wasn’t much food left but it didn’t matter at the moment. Brendan wasn’t feeling too hungry at this point.

It was colder today. Not much, but enough to make him realize he would have to find a way to keep the weather outside where it belonged. If he could build a fire there was a chance he wouldn’t freeze to death by the time winter set in. Yeah, that would keep the frigid air at bay, but would also create a beautiful flicker of light and trail of smoke that would make his presence known. And even if he could cover the light, the smell would surely give him up.

He heard the humming again and fought to keep himself from looking out the window. What good would come out of it anyway? Without his glasses he couldn’t see more than a few feet in front of him.

“THIS side – shit.” he hissed under his breath.

His brilliant decision to barricade himself in a room without a fire escape had left him with a perfect view of the full moon tonight. His glasses would become two flashing beacons with it’s reflection.

Better to stay put and hope this would all be over soon.

He looked around the room again and let a few breaths escape through his nostrils in an almost silent chuckle. “We just had to be good Samaritans.”

Thanks for reading my #FridaySnippets! Feel free to… no, check that. PLEASE share your thoughts in the comments below I’d love to hear from you!

Thanks for spending time with me today!


4 Responses to #FridaySnippets 9 – “Good Samaritans”

  1. Interesting. You know you’ve made me want to know more, right? There’s lots of good hooks. Why is he in the room? What’s going on outside and what was the good deed? Are you really going to leave it there?

    • G.R. Bliss says:

      Haha! Do you really think I could walk away from this? 😉

      I’m pretty sure I’ll mess with the story a bit more since I DO know the answer to all three of those questions. I’m just not sure how long or “finished” it will be (or when I’ll get back to it).

      So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks! 😀

  2. I sure want to know what’s going on with this poor Brendan guy. Is he alone? I don’t want him to be alone 🙂 Is he really the good guy? Would be interesting if he’s not 😉 Is he cool looking? Not necessary, but still 🙂 Can you give us more? Insert your ‘yes’ here 🙂

  3. You’ve built a nice atmosphere of desolation there. I love the image of the flashing beacon and I imagined the mist of his breath in the last line. Nicely done!

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