Monday, 13 May 2013

My first attempt...Chapter 1

Not many people know this but I have been taking part in a writing course on line. I love writing my blog and enjoy all the feedback and comments I receive. However.....What I really want to do is have a go at writing a book.

Here is the first chapter from my Mini Book Project......Be warned though....It is not in my usual style of writing.

I will publish a chapter each Monday until you have read them all. I really hope you enjoy it as much as I did writing it and would love to hear your comments............Please be kind and remember these are mini chapters not full ones. xxx

Chapter 1.


The day started innocently enough with the sun streaming through the window attempting to wake the sleeping girl. Light beams reflected off of the bottles on her dressing table and formed strange patterns on the ceiling. She awoke with a yawn and a stretch and lay there for a while remembering where she was. Today was going to be an interesting one that was for sure.

Her life was unrecognisable from 2 years ago, and she thought about the past every day. She looked at the calendar....24th September; this was the day 12 months ago she should have been getting ready for the biggest, happiest day of her life. She remembered looking at her dress hanging in front of her and the hustle bustle of the others racing around downstairs.

She also remembered that life changing moment when she heard the phone ringing. Her mother had answered it and she heard the cheery "hello" change to a gasp. Then footsteps, her mothers footsteps slowly coming upstairs. The door opened and the woman who had bought her into this world stared at her in disbelief...."Catherine...I'm....I'm....so sorry......it's Greg....there's been an accident". And in that moment her world had crashed around her ears.......................................

She dragged her mind back to the present day the reality hit her like a door slamming in the face. She swung her legs out of the bed the floor was cold and she quickly pulled them up tucking them under her chin. She had to get going and get ready, a busy day lay ahead. No more time for dwelling on the past today.

The shower was hot and steamy and felt like a haven of peace as well as being like a double espresso shock to the brain. The water ran over her body and she winced as it touched a healing scar. As she sat at the mirror looking at her reflection she came to the conclusion that she liked herself better than she used to. She had changed beyond recognition and that pleased her as well as making her feel secure.

Her outfit had been chosen well and consisted of jeans and a polo neck. She had decided on flat boots today in case she needed to run or issue a blow to the ankles. The last part of her assemble was the most important, this accessory had to be right. The door clicked open and the array of options stood in front of her. "Hmmm" she said out loud which one shall I use today ?" It needed to be small enough to fit into her bag but not so big that it drew any attention to her. The little black one was the obvious option but it needed something else, there" she said as she found it the perfect thing".

One last look in the mirror, a quick adjustment to her hair and she slipped the gun and silencer into her bag....

16 comments:

  1. Gun and silencer! Now there's an accessory I wasn't expecting!!! Oh my word, how cool is that, Sam!

    The beginning felt nice, you know, that comfortable style of reading and I liked the way you gave an indirect feel for the room with your use of description, but then it moved into a completely different kind of story that was done so delicately and smoothly you hadn't realised it was coming until the very last sentence! That's very clever writing and you should be very proud of yourself! Blooming brilliant! :-) xxx

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    1. Thankyou so much Jess, that's such a compliment coming from a published author. xxxxxx

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  2. This is great! Sucked me in from the start even though I had no time stayed on to read. Well done and congrats on being so brave too. You should share it on here also: http://carmelharrington.com/2013/05/12/thinking-of-writing-a-bestseller-then-read-on/

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    1. Thankyou Kate, lovely comment. I will definitely pop on over and have a look at the website xxx

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  3. Wow, that's good. Well done.
    If you need a free-lance proof-reader, I'd be more than happy to oblige.
    Joy xx

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    1. Thank you Joy, I will certainly let you know if I need one xxx

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  4. I'm hooked. The hints throughout of what happened in her past that have lead her to this are teasing; I already want to read more. Love the similie of the double expresso. x

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    1. Thanks for reading and leaving a comment Liz, Lots of love xx

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  5. Ooo. Not a whodunnit but who's it going to be done to.

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    1. Think you have rumbled me. Thanks for reading xxx

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  6. Really enjoyed reading that - wasn't expecting the final line at all - nicely done! :o)

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  7. Ooh what a cliffhanger! Can't wait to read the next installment. I quite like the little 'snippets' as it leaves us wanting more.

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  8. Well done you ! I sort of had an idea of how this story would go from comments you'd made and you have put this beginning together beautifully x
    And I know how scary sharing fiction can be-harder than r/l Blogging imho no two ways ! Keep it up xxx

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    1. Thankyou so much for reading. xxx

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