It’s #snippetsunday!

snippetsunday2Hello! Welcome to Snippet Sunday! It’s the weekly event when authors post 8 to 10 lines of things they are writing, editing, querying, or for which they’re obsessively checking sales figures! You can find the other snippets HERE.

This week I’m continuing with my fantasy WIP. Kavi finds himself still a prisoner, and things go from bad to worse…


Jumping at the harsh sound of metal over rock, he watched with blurry eyes as Landlan dragged a large grate from an opening in the ground behind the prison.

“Come, my dear.” Landlan helped him to his feet and hauled him towards the hole. Kavi felt sick and confused, not sure what was happening. Not until he stood at the edge of the pit did he understand, and he drew back in horror.

“No you don’t.” Landlan grabbed his shoulders. “Goodbye my sweet,” he whispered in Kavi’s ear and gave a quick shove. Kavi screamed as he went over the edge and dropped quickly, only to have the breath driven from his body as he struck the hard dirt at the bottom. He rolled onto his back with a groan and stared at the circle of sky that slowly disappeared as the iron lid slid into place. Once again blackness surrounded him, and something else, smooth and hard, with bits of cloth attached. And the stench…



About diannehartsock

Author of paranormal/suspense, fantasy/adventure, m/m romance and anything else that comes to mind. Oh, and a floral designer.
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22 Responses to It’s #snippetsunday!

  1. Elainecsc2013 says:

    This is awful, and I don’t mean the writing. It gave me shivers to read it. Great job.

  2. leebrazil says:

    What a great post! So creepy and evocative!

  3. eeeek. Creepy, I def felt the creepy vibes here. Great job.

  4. siobhanmuir says:

    Ewww! Eeek! Nicely done, Dianne. 🙂

  5. Karen Michelle Nutt says:

    Great snippet! I’m curious– Just who is in the pit with him?

  6. P.T. Wyant says:

    Awesome snippet. I can feel the horror and terror. *shakes the calendar trying to make next Sunday get here faster*

  7. That can’t be good. I hate dark, confined places. The scene really had my skin crawling. 🙂

  8. Whoa! Nice and creepy, Dianne–i can’t wait to see what happens next!

  9. chellecordero says:

    Omigosh, this sounds really frightening. Your description of his surroundings is terrific, enough info to be bone-chilling and not enough to keep our imaginations from working overtime. Yikes!

  10. Great snippet–very scary! Sorry this is so late!

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