Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween WeWriWa!

Happy Halloween! Today is the day for good scares. So, in keeping with October's tradition of all things frightening, I am once again sharing snippets from Pianissimo. What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a paranormal story?!

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Background on the snippet: Corinne is going to do laundry when she suddenly sees the ghost of Agnes Walker.

Snippet edited to fit in 10 sentences:

        Corinne brought a small load of laundry down the rickety stairs into the basement when something caught her eye. A figure stood by the old mangled piano. It was her – the woman from her dream and in those pictures: it was Agnes!
     Tall and lean, and figure and her face were undeniable. 
     Slowly, Agnes turned to look at Corinne. Her face was wrinkled, yet regal; her hair was elegantly worn up; her clothes were an echo of days gone by. Her eyes grew wide and bright for a moment. “Margaret?” There was an unusual quality to her voice: a whisper, and yet a scream; clear, yet scratchy - hers was a voice like none Corinne had ever heard before.
     Corinne stood, holding the laundry basket, unable to move.

Hope you liked it!
Happy reading!


Ed Hoornaert said...

I loved your description of the ghost's voice.

Charmaine Gordon said...

Love the moment in this good book.

Veronica Scott said...

Wow, that was a riveting little scene! I was fascinated by the details and can't wait to find out what happens next. Great snippet!

Chelle Cordero said...

You've a lot of emotional and power words in here and good visuals. Great snippet, sets the scary tone very well.