Old English, Immature Shadows, and Cheesy Threats: Snazzy Snippets is Back!

11:48 AM Gemma Fitz 12 Comments

Oh, look what's back!! It's Snazzy Snippets, the bi-monthly link-up hosted by Alyssa and Emily, in which I get to throw cake and snippets and whatever else I feel like at you guys. But mostly snippets.
Technically, this month I'm rewriting 'Splitting Atoms', so I probably should be posting snippets from that novel. But I'm not. Because it stinks and it's really embarrassing. Instead I'm giving one last, long HURRAH for NaNo and my novel, 'Shadowwhisper'. So here goes.

a snippet from page 16

As surprising as it is to find out that the first person you've ever thought of as your best friend isn't actually your best friend at all, but somebody else's, I've never actually minded being third wheel in this crazy friend triangle. It might have something to do with the fact that best friends and boyfriends are two totally different things and Micah was always the former. But besides that, Glenn is a really great guy and he's actually a lot of fun.
I mean, most people might think of a dude with six siblings, an obsession with videotaping literally everything on his phone, a penchant for texting only in Old English, and a totally serious aspiration to slay a dragon as just plain weird. But then, I'm weird. And Micah's weird. And it's kinda nice to have other people to be weird with.
I'm kinda in love with Glenn. Rae, Glenn, and Micah make up my dynamic trio (if that's a thing). Micah and Glenn have always been best friends, while Rae just kinda tags along, but that doesn't mean that she isn't an important part of the team. They've all been friends for years and they all love each other so much and it's so fluffy and MORE FLUFFY and aaarrggh. *buries face in pillow because FLUFF*

a snippet of 16 words

"You're so immature."
"I'm a shadow. We aren't confined by human concepts like maturity."
"Go figure."
 Have I mentioned that the relationship between Rae and her shadow is probably my favourite part of this story? IT PROBABLY IS. That's all.

a snippet about something new

"--Oh! But I'm forgetting. I don't own you."
"That's right," I whisper. "You really don't."
Another pause. "What if I told you Darryl was right?" it asks at last. "That I really am dangerous?"
The way it says it is so different from how it usually speaks. Colder-- almost savage. I feel a chill tingle through my body and pull my blanket tighter.
"Anyone can be dangerous if he wants to be," I say. "Even me. But you and I are friends. I promise."
"I want to be your friend, Rae," says my shadow, "but you've got to stop pushing me."
"I'm not trying to push you."
But it doesn't answer. The conversation is over. And the silence feels-- dangerous.
I'm probably cheating, but I guess you could say that this snippet is about a new threat. Up until this point in the story, Rae has seen her shadow as harmless, friendly, even cute. This is really the first time that serious doubts as to its motives come into her head. (Because she's kinda dense. Sorry, Rae.) From here on out, it only becomes more obvious that something needs to be done about this creature that's dogging her footsteps.

Okay, so now it's your turn-- Share a line or two from page 16 of YOUR novel. Bonus points if it's sixteen words long! And if you did Snazzy Snippets, maybe leave me a link, so I can check it out?


  1. Oh look a link-up I should do on my blog so I can throw my writing at people. Yay.

    I ALSO LOVE YOUR SNIPPETS BY THE WAY. I love dynamic duos/trios of best friends. We don't see that often in novels and I am happy to read anything that DOES have that. Also, that second snippet is so sassy. It's great xD

    1. Yes, you totally should!

      And thank you! Trios are my favourites (as long as they aren't love trios). xD

  2. I LOVE IT. Perfection has been achieved. The end.

    Almost. I just have to exuberantly expound upon the greatness of this post, and the other snippets posted. THEY ARE SO AWESOME. I LOVE THEM. Asdfghjkl.

    Sorry. I'll stop now.


    1. Thank you so much!! *hugs*

      Eh well-- in print, I don't know about, but I promise you can read it as soon as it reaches beta-reading stage, if you want to. (Who am I kidding, I'm stuffing it in your face whether you want it or not, because what else are besties for? :P)

  3. Those are awesome excerpts! I absolutely love your premise! Good luck with your editing :PP

    1. Triple thank you! :P I'm going to need all the luck I can get. xD

  4. Aaaah! I love this! And I like Rae, Micah, and Glenn. They are awesome too.

    Texting in Old English. *snickers* I like it. And some people look at me funny just because I text whole words and sentences with periods. :P

    I like the relationship between Rae and her shadow too. It's very interesting and I want to know more. I think I'll have to join this link up soon as it is always fun!

    1. Argh, thank you! They are my babies and it makes me incredibly happy when other people like them. ^.^

      The texting in Old English is very fun, but it's insanely hard to write. I need to go read Shakespeare or something, to broaden my vocabulary. And yes! You should do the link-up!! It's always so much fun, and I love to hear more about your projects! :D

  5. Ooh, this is very intriguing ... texting in Old English sounds fabulous. And that sixteen-word-line cracked me up! Your title sounds super cool, too. Thanks for linking up with us! :D

    1. Thanks so much! I always enjoy Snazzy Snippets so much. :)

  6. Oh my gosh, the immature shadow is my favorite. xD


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