I am still having trouble juggling NaNo and reading for pleasure, so lately I have done no reading. Which trust me, sucks!
So for today’s Monday reading, I will instead give you another excerpt from my NaNo novel.
Enjoy and remember that critique is always welcome!
“Shhh…Lola,” her mother said patting her daughter’s head. “Nothing happened, everything is fine. You just had a bad dream.”
Lola’s eyes widened. What was her mother saying? Nothing was fine and it all was not a dream. The sound of the gun and her mother’s pleas still echoed in her mind, but her mother would not tell her what had happened.
Lola watched as her mom, her only parent and stable support, continued to rock back and forth, the blood from her nose dripping heavier and her sobs becoming short and quick as if her mother was hyperventilating.
“Mom?” Lola asked, the sight too much to bear. “Are you OK? What is going on?”
Lola’s mother just continued rocking, bleeding and sobbing while the night outside turned slowly into day. Lola sat in silence next to her parent, her brain and ears finally blocking everything out. She watched her mother’s sanity leave, Lola thinking that maybe Ted and the police had taken it with them.
*Note: The words above are my own: © Kalie Lyn, 2011.*