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/
This snippet takes place a long time after the snippets I previously posted about Zack and Cloud’s escape from the lab. Without giving everything away, a series of traumatic events shatter Cloud’s psyche. His friend and eventual girlfriend, Tifa, helps put him back together, but he’s not the same.
The alarm pierced through the chill morning air. Bleary-eyed, she reached out, fingers fumbling until she found the snooze button. With a sigh, she slipped back into her warm blanket cocoon. Cloud slung an arm over her stomach and pulled her close, as if he was scared she was going to slip through his fingers like everyone else in his life. She squeezed his hand in reassurance.
The scent of mako permeated the room, a sharp metallic tang that overpowered the essence of cherry blossoms and magnolia diffusing from the air freshener. Years after the experiments, mako still coursed through his veins, imparting an unnatural glow to his skin, and it seeped through his pores, clinging to the air like the smell of wet earth after a storm. Even now it evoked painful memories, thoughts she tried to bury under the guise of a happy housewife, but if one looked closer they could see the crack in her smile.
The next part goes into a bit more detail about why she hates the smell of Mako. Also, I know this opening is a cliche XD I wrote it a long time ago before I knew that you can’t start a story with the character waking up, so yeah, it is what it is I suppose :$
I haven’t participated in a while because work has been crazy. It’s been about two months since I have written or read anything, so I’m a bit rusty. Things have settled down a bit, so I’m trying to get back into it again 🙂