Wednesday, April 30, 2014

snip-whippets of old

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As I'm not exactly working on any writing project at the moment, and as it's been such a long while since I've done a proper snippets post, and as you haven't had very many close peeks into Cry of Hope,  I thought it rather clever and grand to present you various sneak-peeks into my book.

snippets of cry of hope

Hope gazed around the 'tween deck of the Mayflower  as she cowered in a secluded corner. How crowded it was! And yet half of the crowd was full of those she knew not with queer rough ways and troubling language. Off to seek their fortune, John had told her, and were not part of the homelike congregation Hope had known all her life.

Hope wished them to the bottom of the sea.

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With a heroic sigh, John sat down again. "What deep subject must we speak on this time, little sister?" he asked, leaning his elbows back on the step behind him and assuming a most comfortable air.

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Hope's eyes scanned the horizon, and she shivered. 'Twas dark, and only a mere line traced where the ocean met the sky far off. She squinted, trying to see any sign of life or light, but none appeared; she dropped her eyes to the water directly below. It lapped against the ship, seeming to jeer the boat with a taunting laugh--a reminder that it  could swallow the ship with little force, it  had the power to overcome such a tiny vessel.

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"Hush, child," the man replied sharply, as he closed the heavy door behind him. "I am  the ship's surgeon."

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John grinned and leaned his elbows on the railing next to her, his eyes sweeping over the land before him. "It has been a long time since I saw this country last," he said wistfully.

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The figure turned, revealing a pair of haggard bloodshot eyes. A sudden pang shot through Hope's heart as she recognized Captain Standish. His usual red, cheerful face had vanished into the winter storm that was quickly shrouding them all in gloom, and from then onward, Hope's fears dared not leave her again.

3 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed reading these snippets of your amazing book, Em! =)

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  2. These are wonderful snippets, dear Em! I have yet to find time to read Cry of Hope, but I can't wait to do so! :) These snippets make me want to pick up the book right now =).

    P.S. I totally love your new beautiful blog-design and also the title. How wimsy and charming. And I love the photo of you too <3 <3 God bless!

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  3. Thank you, girls! :)

    And Joy, you must let me know when you read it. ^.^

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