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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday: Old Ghosts

This excerpt is from JANE'S SHADOW, the second book in the Jane series. The first book is in edits, and I started the rough draft of JS late last week. Enjoy!

Traveling just shy of two hundred miles an hour wasn’t good for the tires, but it ate the miles between the Space Coast and the Home of the Infantry. Fort Benning, talk about ghosts. He’d done basic training there, and Ranger school, and airborne school. Most his life between nineteen and twenty-five revolved around the ancient army post. Somewhere in his wallet he still had the ID they’d issued him before his last deployment.

By the time he’d sobered up and started thinking straight the brown card was little more than a souvenir, a memento of a shattered lifetime.

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  1. I'm curious in the future they just travel faster in general (say, normally 150 if 200 is bad for the tires) or if this fellow is having a bit of a good time. :)

  2. Fantastic six! A memento of shattered time..Loved it!

  3. Nice six. I especially like that last line :)

  4. I definitely need to find out what's going on in his world. Very interesting set up.

  5. A provoking six. Glad I'm not a passenge in that vehicle.

  6. I like his voice in this. His POV alone tells me a lot about the man. Nice six.

  7. JA - He's just having a good time.