Wednesday Words – An Excerpt from Summer Storm

Welcome back to Elizabeth Baxter’s Bite Sized Blog Tour…
An excerpt from “Summer Storm” by Elizabeth Baxter…
Falen slid from Yrsa’s back and scrambled down the bank, slipping in the mud.
“Hang on!” she shouted.
The man’s pale hands twitched, lost their grip, and the current swept him away. Falen scurried along the bank, trying to keep pace with him. She slipped and stumbled on the rocky shore, face and clothes scratched by overhanging branches.
The shoreline widened and Falen pelted across the hard-packed sand, managing to get downstream of the man. She threw herself into the river. The sudden cold stole her breath. Falen plunged under into darkness, robbed of all thought and sensation. But then her boots struck the sandy bottom and she kicked, shot upwards and broke the surface, gasping.
She spotted something red moving swiftly towards her. Falen threw herself forward, closing the distance with powerful strokes. The man seemed to be unconscious, floating face up with his mouth open, collecting rain. As the current carried him past, Falen snagged the man’s sodden robe and pulled him closer.
She managed to flip him over and pull his arms over her shoulders so he rested against her back, his chin on her shoulder. She kicked towards the shore.
Find out if Falen’s rescue of this mysterious man succeeds by purchasing the novella from Amazon If you would like to find out more about Elizabeth Baxter and her writing, please visit Small Blonde Hippy Next week I will be reviewing “Summer Storm”.
© Freya Pickard 2012
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3 Comments on “Wednesday Words – An Excerpt from Summer Storm”

  1. SolariC Says:

    nice strong description in the story! I’m intrigued to read more.

  2. Libby Says:

    I’m looking forward to reading the whole story.

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