Six Sentence Sunday: Meet Zeph

Happy Sunday everyone!🙂

I am posting another excerpt from my short story The Angel Genome published in the Extinct doesn’t Mean forever Anthology, out now in electronic format!

 

 

Lucia lost her son, Sam, in an accident six months ago. Her husband is involved in a cloning project, and now tells her they’ve cloned an angel – a little boy called Zeph.

So, meet Zeph.🙂

 

His chubby hands clenched and unclenched at his sides, pale against the khaki shorts. His legs were strong for a child his age, muscles showing in his calves. He didn’t move when she took a few steps toward him, only lifted his head to look up at her, to keep the eye contact.

A brave kid.

She knelt before him. His pale skin looked marshmallow soft, his cheeks still plump like a baby’s, his white hair silken and shiny, curling a little at the temples. He was so little. His size made her eyes sting.

From the start when I wrote this story I thought of it as a prologue to a novel telling Zeph’s story. I really hope one day to find the time to write it.

Be sure to check out the excerpt of other authors clicking here.

Also, for a bit of shameless self-promotion:

My novella Dioscuri (urban YA fantasy, retelling of a Greek myth) is out now with MuseItUp Publishing – and today (Sunday 20th March) there is a sale of 50% on all titles! Just use the code MA2011S in the discount box.

Ciao, I’m heading there now myself.🙂

 

His chubby hands clenched and unclenched at his sides, pale against the khaki shorts. His legs were strong for a child his age, muscles showing in his calves. He didn’t move when she took a few steps toward him, only lifted his head to look up at her, to keep the eye contact.

A brave kid[-1] .

She knelt before him. His pale skin looked marshmallow soft, his cheeks still plump like a baby’s, his white hair silken and shiny, curling a little at the temples. He was so little. His size made her eyes sting.


 

[-1]Here also the period is underlined.

About chrystallathoma

Welcome to my blog. My name is Chrystalla and I am a Fantasy, Science Fiction and Romance author. I am Greek Cypriot and I like to write about fantastical creatures, crazy adventures, and family bonds. I live in Cyprus with my husband and my vast herds of books. I write fantasy, science-fiction and romance, often all mixed up. View all posts by chrystallathoma

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