Rainbow Snippets – 13.07.19

 

This week’s snippet comes from Home Is Where You Are. It’s an oldie, but being that I’m writing the first in a series of standalone books set in the same universe, I’ve been thinking a lot about the first book I published. Caleb and Jacob will always have a special place in my heart, so I’m very excited to write more about them, their family, as well as a whole bunch of new characters.

In today’s snippet, Caleb and Jacob talk for the first time and it ain’t pretty.

 

Caleb could see underneath the dirt and gore that although he seemed intact, his muscles were still gouged here and there where the flesh was still trying to fill in, and much of the skin was red from new growth. One of his ankles seemed to be fixing in an unnatural position, but, at a glance, he didn’t seem to be missing any fingers or toes.      His dark hair was matted down on one side of his head, stiff with dried blood, and that side of his face was still struggling to arrange itself. The skin looked furiously hot, drawing Caleb’s attention more than the cloudy blue film over his unseeing eyes.

Caleb cleared his throat. “You have a name?”

“Jacob. Jacob Carpenter.” The deep timbre of Jacob’s voice made Caleb’s head swim. He breathed out hard and had to lay a hand on the wall to steady himself. “Is it bad? I figure it’s bad as I still can’t see nothin’.”

Caleb shook his head, and then realized the futility of the gesture. “I’ve seen worse. You should be fixed right up by the end of the week.”

Jacob nodded. “I feel cold. It’s the damnedest thing.”

 

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3 Responses to Rainbow Snippets – 13.07.19
  1. P.T. Wyant Reply

    Intriguing first meeting!

  2. K.S. Trenten Reply

    Oh, wow, I’m almost wincing at the sight of him myself…

  3. Addison Albright Reply

    Ouch. Great descriptions! ??

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