This weekend I’m participating in a blog hop known as Weekend Writing Warriors. A bunch of writers share 8 sentences from a story they are writing or have written. If you would like to participate, here is the link: http://www.wewriwa.com/
It’s been a few weeks since I last posted so I thought I would start over with a new excerpt from the same story. Not sure if I’ll go back to the last one. Maybe. . . In this snippet, Hojo (a mad scientist) put Zack and Cloud into solitary confinement because they tried to escape from the lab. Also, this is more of a dungeon than a jail so it’s pitch-black to add to the psychological torture. Zack was injected with the cells of an alien, Jenova, and she’s trying to take control of him in this moment of weakness. It was difficult to write a character losing his sanity to an alien hell-bent on world domination. I have no experience with that, obviously XD This was my interpretation. . .
If you would like more of the back story it is provided in the introduction to my first Weekend Warriors Post.
In the vast sea of darkness, the sound of her voice swept over him, trying to pull him down into the depths of his subconsciousness. With nothing to hold onto he started to sink. It began with a whisper in the back of his mind about a reunion, so faint it seemed like an auditory hallucination. Shortly after he became accustomed to her rambling, her voice transformed into a screech, grating his eardrums like nails on a chalkboard, interjecting into his thoughts at random. The period of silence was like hiding behind a barricade during the Wutain War, shaking with anticipation and ready to piss himself waiting for the enemy.
His most recent memories were the first to disappear, the Nibelheim mission, his meeting with Cloud, and his ascension to First Class SOLDIER. All of it was gone, and he couldn’t remember what it was that he forgot, only that he felt empty, born anew into this implacable darkness as a ghost of his former self.
With a shaky finger he drew his name on the wall, ZACK FAIR, each letter standing tall and proud in his mind, like a SOLDIER reporting for duty.
Every time I look at this snippet I revise it, lol, so if something could be phrased better let me know 🙂