I know I'm a bit late, but I really wasn't planning on posting anything, because I haven't been writing. Well, I have been, but everything I have written in the past week, are fragments of different stories and ideas that I have in my head.

Here is the beginning of my ghost story SHATTERED. I don't want to give too much away, but it's about a girl who escaped death, and now has to pay the consequences. It's more contemporary than paranormal, but we'll see how his turns out.

The branches of the tree span out into the horizon, casting dark shadows on the ground. This is where my life changed forever. I pressed my hand against the aging bark, and remember all the things I have tried so hard to forget.
Back then, running away seemed like the easiest thing in the world. Especially if you had a car with a full tank of gas, like we had. With all of the things we didn't want to leave behind, the four of us got in the car, and drove away, promising never to look back.
"Never look back," I whispered, falling to my knees. Leaves danced around me in hopeless abandon, as the wind tugged at the ends of my hair. I could feel the cold, wet earth through my jeans.
For the first time in what seemed like a thousand years, I looked into their eyes, and I said what Wes said before my life faded to black: I'm sorry.
Deep down I knew that there was more I could have said, but those words were the only ones that felt right to say.
"Reese." A hand fell on my shoulder. It was the same hand that held mine during the funeral. The same hand that gave me back the world, when I really didn't want it. My mother was annoying at times, but she was what kept me alive.
"I'm ready," I said, getting to my feet. Brushing the dirt and the leaves off of my pants, I turned to meet her gaze, and sighed. "Let's go."


Wow! That was so awesome and emotional. Beautiful really!


Your writing is so beautiful, and this scene leaves me wanting mooooore. I look forward to learning more about this WIP =)


Well done, and a catchy opening! Can't wait to see where you take this. Nice work :)


This is where my life changed forever

What a way to hook me! I'm dying to read the rest.


I read this on Amanda Plavich's "My First Contest" and had to let you know how much I enjoyed it. Your words hook the reader in the first 250 words, which is what they should do. Keep writing!


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