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Afternoon, snippeteers! I hope you all had a lovely week. Mine was busy and ended late last night with a first peek at the cover design for Undercover Star, which – let me tell you – is absolutely fabulous. I have no idea how designers can take my disconnected mumblings and do anything with them, let alone create something that made me celebrate with a rather large G&T.
Cover desigers are magicians. I’m convinced of that.
And Undercover Star? That’s a contemporary pop star/cop/art theft novella I’m playing around with, and from which I’m going to be snipping as soon as Jack and Gareth are off to the editor. Soon, baby, soon.
My snip today has a bit of an ominous title. 😉 Because so many of you wanted to know what Jack was looking at, I’m continuing (sort of) from last week’s snippet. I’ve cut it down a bit to make sure I got at least close to the six sentences. (hint: I didn’t quite make it.)
From Swings & Roundabouts
“Jack? What is it?”
“I’m still hoping it’s a fucking unpleasant joke, but…” He pointed into the dimness.
It was one of the many displays of ice art that dotted the hotel and decorated the rooms, and it fit the year’s theme perfectly. Two roughly shaped snowy figures wrapped around a block of ice as if embracing it, while another shadowy human figure hung suspended inside.
When Jack let the light from his phone play over the figure, Gareth caught his breath. The shape inside the ice wasn’t just a trick of the light or proof of the sculptor’s artistry. The woman inside the coffin of ice was pale. Long blond hair framed her face and shoulders. Her hands lay crossed on her chest and the strangulation marks on her throat were an angry, deep purple splash in the blue and white gloom.
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Jack is twelve and has just escaped from the pimp his mother sold him to. He’s trying to survive on the Clapham streets. And he takes his courage in his hands and reaches back when a man who should be angry at him reaches out to him.
A quick, 25k read, that’s also suitable for teenagers.
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