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Saturday, February 11, 2012

SFFS Snippet - 2/11/12

Tessa imagined what the orchards would look like if the irrigation failed. Twining fruitless branches stretching upward, imploring the sky to open and bring forth rain. She regarded the trees, envisioning their lifeless husks, and noticed a tree with two shadows. One of the shadows shifted. Cold tendrils wove into her mind. The shadow shouldn't have been there; it was wrong.

From The Mind Behind the Mind, Chapter 1

Leera is a world where the bloody sun is said to be the head of the witch that was killed by the first witch hunter. Tessa is a witch and Bastian is a witch hunter, with witchblood. They're drawn together, caught between others struggling for power, and trying to discover who they are and what they are to each other.

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15 comments:

  1. Awesome :-) An orchard and a mysterious shadow - who'd have thought it. Very cool snippet, Alexa. Looking forward to more of this one. Oh - and welcome to the gang :-)

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  2. Very interesting. Two shadows never bodes well! Nice snippet - and welcome.

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  3. Great snippet! I'm intrigued about the shadow, too!

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  4. Beautiful prose and great job with the ominous imagery!

    I'm ready to hear more. :)

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  5. Very nice descriptions and I can just picture the scene. Now I'm curious to read more. Welcome to SFFSat!!

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  6. Great snippet! You say so much in so few lines. Beautifully done.

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  7. Thanks for all the wonderful comments everyone! =)

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  8. The Mind Behind the Mind is a cool title. :)

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  9. Intriguing excerpt...would like to know more. Is there a chance that this book has a blurb which sets it up?

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  10. Two shadows implies two light sources--except one of them is moving? This does not bode well.

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  11. I wouldn't worry - it's probably just the neighbour's cat, right? :)

    Great descriptions - scary too!

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  12. Count the shadows!
    Love that last line.

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  13. Again, thanks for the comments everyone! If only it were just the cat. ;)

    @T. M. Hunter - I have edited the post to add a blurb of the novel.

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  14. Welcome to SFFSat!

    Where's that rolled-up newspaper. Bad shadow!

    Love the detail and the title.

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  15. An inexplicable shadow is never a good sign. :-/

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