Sunday, August 12, 2012

Six Sunday--Edge of Mercy

It's been an awesome couple of weeks around here. I'm having such a great time sharing Charlie's story with readers. It's been a little distracting (see my previous post), but I wouldn't change any of it.  Thank you to those who have been so very, very supportive.  Your excitement keeps me going.  

Let's get to the good stuff.  In this scene, the monstrous Draghoul are fighting to get to the people hiding inside and Charlie dreams of someplace safe from it all:

In my mind, I combined the known with the unknown and escaped, away from the community and away from the Draghoul forever. If only it were that simple.
As far as I knew, the whole world struggled to survive just like we did, but there were rumors…well…one rumor, by someone who’d been there and come back…a rumor of a city that was safe. The city stood free of the Draghoul plague and offered its citizens food and shelter and a place where going out at night wasn’t a death sentence. Even the name of the city filled me with longing—Mercy.
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Happy Writing and Reading,

C. C.

Charlie hides her true identity, but her very presence places everyone around her in danger. With no other choice but to remain where she is, she stays with a community that might not be as benevolent as it appears. In this post-apocalyptic romance where a friend might be an enemy and an enemy might be a friend, seventeen-year-old Charlie protects her baby sister and herself from grotesque monsters outside the community as well as human ones inside. Will the truth she discovers about her protectors save her or ultimately doom her to a fate worse than death?

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  1. I can feel the hope in this six. Well done! :)

  2. I love the vibe you've got going here... Danger, intensity, immediate need, as well as a bit of wistfulness in Charlie's thoughts. Great job!

  3. Very, very nice. And I like the title. I'm a sucker for a good title.

  4. Terrific six...beautifully written and I love the undercurrent of emotion.

  5. Wow. What a great setup here. And what a hook to end on! Well done.

  6. Ooh, sounds like an interesting story!

  7. great job. Check out mines I'd love your input.

  8. Fantastic description. LOVE the way you ended it, too!

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  10. I want to say thank you to those who stopped by. I'm in the 'ol back-to-the-day-job mode lately, which takes much time and energy. But I appreciate the encouragement.


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