I see my mind as a tapestry woven through with memories, dreams and thoughts.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

'Snowflake Symphony'

I have completed my novel 'Snowflake Symphony' a portion of which I posted last year - in July, three posts back.
Here is a piece taken from a little way in, rather than the beginning, about Maggie, one of the few characters who appear. She and Sentinel are the central characters around which the novel forms.


One day, when she was almost fourteen, her father had gone.
Gone where?”
Not a question to be asked.
Maggie took it at its value – a word with no sentiment, not much significance; a flat, ugly word.
So what?” she retorted.
Don't care then.”
I won't.”
Maggie turned and left the kitchen.


Now, he is dead; cremated; is nowhere. This she discovered in a few words spoken when she passed by her mother's house (for that is what it is) that he had left a cottage; 'more a shack' were the words.
So that's where he went.”
It must be sold.”

Maggie determined to visit prior to this event; made preparation, telling no one.'



Paulita said...

This sounds very intriguing.

aguja said...

Hopefully, it is! Thank you for your comment Paulita!

Melissa Sarno said...

I love the title and what you've posted here is really awesome. The structure works so well with Maggie's loss. I can't wait to read it.

aguja said...

Thanks a million, Melissa!! I think that it is a book that you would read. It is not yet in print, but, if you would like to read it, send an email address to me web site www.annsharples.com and put the title Snowflake so that I know that it is not spam, and I will send you a pdf copy. You could even do a pre print review if you wished.

Thanks again!

Spangle said...

Great excerpt! Maggie is a great character.

aguja said...

Thanks Spangle! And for being my editor and outreader!

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

Congratulations on completing your novel! I love the short excerpt you have shared.

Take care!

Anonymous said...

pretty nice blog, following :)

aguja said...

Thank you, Chelsea Girl and Skyline Spirit ... will be looking in on your blogs.

koi seo said...

Thank you for your comment Paulita!