It’s that day of the week again when members of the Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook post a 6 (or so) line excerpt from their book and link back to it on the group.
Today I’m featuring my new book Run Wild, Run Free because I’d already posted a little piece from it on Twitter, so it makes sense to link the two up. The poster (above) shows that particular snip, but I’ll add another couple of lines on here as well.
The excerpt is from near the start of the book, where main character Joey is in his favourite place on the hill at the back of his village, enjoying the nature and the countryside, and the lack of people…
Better off away from the lot of them, he thought. Up here, on his own, with the warm breeze in the grass and the sparrows chirping for company. Who needed family, anyway?Well, you do, his head told him. He didn’t have anyone else, and it wasn’t like he could really stay out all day and all night. They wouldn’t let him even if he could. A few more minutes was all he could get away with, before Mam sent one of the girls out looking for him. A few more precious minutes, until the church bell rang half past five and the shadow of the wall crept towards him across the grass.
Joey loves the natural world and would love nothing better than to stay out there permanently, watching the creatures and indulging his love of art. Will he achieve his dream? You’ll have to read the book to find out!
Run Wild, Run Free is available as an e-book, for only $2.99, from JMS Books. Grab your copy here!
10 thoughts on “Rainbow Snippets: A rural idyll”
A lovely snippet from a gorgeous story! ❤️
Aww, thank you! I loved writing the countryside bits in this book. 🙂
Vivid and engaging!
Thank you! I really enjoyed describing the countryside in this book. 🙂
He is so well characterized in just these few lines
Thank you! I really enjoyed writing his character because he’s so sweet!
Oh, lovely. We should all have a place to retreat to like that. ❤️
It would be nice, wouldn’t it?!