6/8/18

Of Broken Things and Paint Splatterings // Alex POV SNIPPETS

Here I am, on a Friday, with nothing to blog about.
So ya know, I'm just going to cheat all of y'all by not putting out actual content, and instead throw some snippets at y'all and call it a day. 
You're welcome. xxx
Before I throw these snippets at you, I thought I'd give a brief update: 

Currently, I am only writing from Alex's point of view, he's the only one I've been able to connect with so far, so yeah. After finishing his story, I plan on going back and working on Josh's and Piper's POV. But anyway, that's where I'm at right now with this. 

Also, I'm still fixing a lot of plotholes, so I cannot 100% ensure that all of these snippets will be in the final draft of this book. 
Okay, I'm done. Let's hand it over to Alex Anson:

I fight the urge to run. There’s three of them and one of me. Running would only be like a rabbit running from a pack of wolves, and I won’t give them the thrill of the chase. 

    I’m so lost in thought that I barely feel Ethan’s fist slam into my face. The world whirls around me as I stumble back, my foot catches on a rock, and I hit the ground, hard. There is an awful sound of my teeth hitting each other, the taste of salt and dust fill my mouth.
 And I can’t breathe.
I can’t breathe.
I can’t breathe.
I can’t breathe.
I CAN’T BREATHE.
 Someone gasps, and I realize it was me. I’m hunched over, pulling at my hair, my phone clatters to the ground. 
“When will Mom get out?” I hear myself whisper.
Piper’s shoulders sag even more, “She’s in a coma, Alex, people wake up after a few days or weeks…years…” She trails off, glancing back at the sink.
“Sometimes never.” I finish for her.
“What are we going to do?”
I can’t answer her, I stumble into my room, locking the door. My throat keeps getting tighter and tighter, I fumble for my phone and earbuds. Collapsing on my bed, I turn the volume all the way up. Music blasts through my ears, it drowns out my thoughts, the world, the feeling of fear in my stomach. It pauses it all. It’s perfect.
 When something bad happens you always expect the world to stop and mourn with you, the sun shouldn’t be shining the day after a disaster, the sky should be grey, not blue.
Somehow, New Britain Connecticut missed this memo because I wake up to the sun shining down on my face, it’s so blindly bright, even with my eyes closed.
“Alex?” Piper’s voice is distant.
I stay still. Every morning I go through this, I don’t want to face the day, I don’t want to go to school, I don’t want to be here. Today the feeling is ten times worse.
“Alex.”
“Alex doesn’t exist,” I murmur, rolling over and burying my face in my pillow.
What did y'all think? *hides*
Happy Writing,

53 comments:

  1. I love these! Poor Alex, I feel so bad for him.
    Love your writing style.

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    1. Thank you! That means so much. <3

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    2. hey is there any type of music you listen to while writing? and if so, what?

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    3. Mostly Billie Eilish and Lindsey Stirling. :P

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  2. that is really well written. It captures emotion so well!!!

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    1. I look at my writing, and I have noticed how my style and ability to word things properly has changed so much! It is crazy how as a person changes, their writing style can also.

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  3. Poor Alex. And your writing is beautiful. :)

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  4. OH MY WORD I LOVE ALEX! Poor Alex, though.....
    Your writing is amazing, Gray!

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    1. Thank you! I do too. Yep, poor battered smol thing, his character is going to have to have a pretty big arc. :p

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  5. I like your writing style!
    -Brooklyne

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  6. Poor Alex! I love your style; it's a bit like mine. ;)

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  7. Ooh I love these!! I love your writing, can't wait to read more! 😊

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  8. Ohhh, these were really good, Gray! You did a great job of showing Alex's character in these tiny pieces of the story!

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  9. This sounds like it's going to be amazing! I love the excerpts!!

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    1. Thank you! That makes me so happy to hear!!!!!! :D

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  10. Wow these excerpts are amazing, Gray!

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  11. Alex is the cinnamon roll. I'm calling it now. When you're famous for this book (because you will be, obviously.) I want it to be stated that Ivie Brooks, way back when, said Alex is the cinnamon roll. *nods* I'm not even joking right now.

    THESE SNIPPETS!! Girl, I need this book in my life badly. I love Alex so much already. He's a cinnamon roll in need of protection. And hugs.

    You are insanely talented. These snippets... they're all wonderful. I think once Uprising is out, all three books, I'm going to switch gears to contemporary with darker themes because that's where my heart and soul are. I think it's my genre of choice.

    Enough of my rambling, it's been a long, crazy day, lol. Anyway, love this. Any prospective publishing dates?? (I'm being a crazy fangirl right now.) XD

    ~Ivie

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    1. Wow, thank you! XD

      He is, but I've just written a scene with him and Piper fighting and our boy has got a few unresolved issues, dang. XD

      Thank you!! <3 <3 SAME. This is my first time experimenting with this style and genre of writing, and I am IN LOVE.

      I wish I knew, but everything is really scattered right now, so I think I'm going to at least get this story fully out on paper (screen?) and sort it out a bit before I look too far ahead. :P

      Thank you so much for your support!

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    2. You're welcome. <3

      Oooooohhhh, I'm intrigued.

      I love the style and genre, too. I'm super excited to experiment with it more soon. :D

      I understand. I'm still cheering you on!! <3

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    3. Thank you so much for your encouragement, Ivie! <3

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  12. Your snippets!!!!!!!! Can't wait to read more. <3

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  13. *flailing* Gray!!!!!! These snippets are amazing!!! I agree with Ivie, Alex is such a cinnamon roll. Love it!!

    Lilah

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  14. Your writing is just πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸ»!!

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  15. Thank you for tearing my heart in two Gray. Alex is going to be my marshmallow...

    *squishes him*

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  16. Awh, Alex. :\ These are amazing, Gray!!

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  17. OH MY GOSH, I NEED MORE!!! <3 I can't wait to have this book in my hands someday.

    Great job, lovely!

    xx Kenzie

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    1. Thank you, that's so sweet of you to say!!! <3 <3

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  18. writing from the POV of the character you connect with makes sense. I'm sure you probably know this already, but try interviewing the other characters (either as you or as one of the other characters) and you may connect with someone else too!

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    1. I keep thinking I need to get around to that, but I have yet to do so yet. :)

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  19. These are beautiful!:)
    -Quinley

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  20. In all honesty... I actually really, really, REALLY like them!!! Great job, Gray!

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  21. Ahhhhhhh, so much pain for one so young! *sends Alex comforting care package*

    (Sorry for such a late comment!)

    Catherine

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    1. Awww. <3

      Better late than never! ^_^

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