EMBRACED is the third book in a series of four by Darlene Jones.
Em, the heroine of the series, has been reincarnated as Abby, a high school teacher who hears clicking in her teeth. Can you imagine if your teeth made clicks that sounded like Morse Code? Wouldn’t you worry that people would think you were crazy if you told them about it? But what is causing this clicking?
In this part of Writing Styles, we’ll be treated to a sample of Darlene Jones’s writing taken from her book “Embraced.”
CHARACTER: “God, I’m stupid. Whatever made me think Rice Krispies would lead me to an answer?” She sighed. Yet another failed attempt to identify the sounds. She dumped out the cereal, rinsed the bowl, and left it on the counter for morning.
SETTING: The play of clouds and moonlight over the water and mountains beyond calmed her. She licked her lips and tasted salt. From the heavily laden sea air or from tears? A few notes of music echoing across the water caught her attention. A bagpipe of all things.
SCENE ENDING SENTENCE: I don’t know why I think they’re messages from outer space.
Find out more about Darlene Jones and her novels on her website www.emandyves.com