Thursday, May 27, 2010
In Between Writing
The following is an excerpt from my first, unpublished novel.
Jamie felt a slight jerk and then the sound of the electric motor when they began to roll. She could sense Zoe tightening every muscle in her body, as if bracing for the imminent collapse of the wall upon them. The powerful beam of her cap light shone into Zoe’s eyes.
“It will be fine,” Jamie said.
“How do you know when the roof will cave in?” Zoe said.
“You listen to noises,” Kenevitz said.
“What if there’s an explosion or a fire?”
Jamie could hear the smile in Kenevitz’s voice. “Believe me; you'll know when to run when the time comes.”
...And this is why pulling weeds could be helpful.