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The Word 'Miss' - Part 2 (Snippet Sunday 4.30.17)

Welcome to Snippet Sunday on Darkling Dreams!

Where writers come together to share a few sentences (8-10) of their current project — whether it’s a recently released novel, a WIP (work in progress), or an older manuscript that’s being revived. 663 more words


Everything Behind You

You drive your truck, a rusty, blue F-150 that looks about fifty years old, through a desert night. It is alien, void of human life. You think that the desert abhors life. 1,086 more words


Weekend Excerpt--LUKE & BELLA

Nevin’s ‘wee castle’ in Scotland

Mont St. Michel, France

Sitting room in the suite at the Balmoral in Edinburgh

View from the suite at the Cavo Tagoo in Mykonos… 750 more words


Excerpt from Crimson Sky: MI6 Agent and CIA Agent

“Little Bird, do you come in?”

Skye had to do all she could not to snicker as Agent White’s voice came through her earpiece. She knew it made sense to use codenames, but she honestly only ever thought they did that in movies. 3,636 more words


F. Scott Fitzgerald

I used to build dreams about you. —  F. Scott Fitzgerald, from “Benediction,” Flappers and Philosophers. (Dodo Press August 3, 2006) Originally published by Charles Scribner’s Sons (1920)


Jim Morrison

I am troubled, immeasurably
by your eyes.
I am struck by the feather
of your soft reply.
The sound of glass
speaks quick, disdain
and conceals… 22 more words


Sylvia Plath

And I slept on like a bent finger.
The first thing I saw was sheer air
And the locked drops rising in a dew
Limpid as spirits. 61 more words