Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Teaser Tuesday


Okay, so this week is really hard for me, for a couple of reasons: 1) I am worried that my ardent fans (wink) are expecting me to continue the story where I left off, and I can't do that, for obvious reasons. (Is it not that obvious? Because then no one would pay to buy my book.) Teaser Tuesday was meant to be just that: teasers. And 2) My novel is a work in progress, which means that at times I am known to halt in my tracks and give it a complete makeover to better suit my vision, which is exactly what I did a few nights ago. This left me with very little written text in which to share with you. If you don't like how short it is, well, don't be a hater.

So, after much deliberation, here is the second installment of Teaser Tuesday:


I rolled over onto my back, my eyes moving unconsciously to the ceiling, and listened to the traffic below.

And then, without warning, the floodgates opened and the memories came crashing in, assaulting every cell in my body. The pain, albeit agonizingly familiar, tore through me like a hurricane, and I felt like I was being ripped into pieces. Instinctively, I curled into a ball, wrapping my arms around myself in a desperate attempt at protection. And there, in the blackest night, I wept.

©
A. Leppert 2009

10 comments:

Dallin & Ashley said...

Holy smokes, Alicia. Just publish it already! :) I can't stand it any longer, I have to know what this story is all about. You have a gift. The imagery in that 2nd paragraph is so amazing. And intense. I love it! I can't wait for the day when Cedar Fort publishes it :)

ashley said...

I can't wait for Teaser Tuesday, its just as good as when they'd have Twilight Tuesday. I honestly thought about this day a few times last week and couldn't wait for it to come! What a cool second teaser, I love the detail that you put into your writing :)

Ben and Alissa said...

I just love it, love it, love it. :)

AOlson said...

You DEFINATLY have a talent. How long till next Tuesday?;)

Melissa Mae said...

GEEZ Alicia, I never knew! You have a real talent with words, something I totally suck at and admire in others. Can't wait for next week!

tharker said...

You truly do have a talent and it is evident because in those two short paragraphs, you've sucked me in again. I can feel this person's agony. (and is it bad that I want to feel it more?) Keep the teasers coming please!!

Amy J. said...

Wow...that more of a teaser than I thought we would get! I expected just a sentence or two. Very good, very very good.

Noelle said...

awesome. that last sentence is awesome.

Amy said...

Holy dramatic! I love how descriptive it is! You feel like you ARE her just by reading it! You are amazingly talented Alicia!

Dandee said...

I love the words you choose. Creates such powerful imagery. I can't wait to read more!