The Aftermath

For my snippet, I’ve picked a passage from Heart’s Embers in which the reporters that have been following Bruce end up saving his life:

Marsha hissed at him. “Just stifle it and call 911, Mason, all right?” Nodding, he did as she told him. Getting closer, she held her ear close to Bruce’s lips.

“They—did call, Jeffrey, it—hurts–” His voice was garbled and hard to understand.

Marsha raised herself and whipped off her windbreaker, tucking it around Bruce’s shoulders. She heard a slow, singsong moan.

“How come I can’t get up?” he mumbled as Marsha leaned forward to hear better, her ear at his lips. She raised her head and gulped down her panic, trying to soothe him as best she could.

“You—you’ll be okay, Dr. Bayfield, the ambulance’s coming.” She glanced around at a tinny, crackling sound coming from under the car next to them, a song sounding like the Thompson Twins.

“That’s his phone, Mason, it’s his husband’s ringtone, answer it.”

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12 thoughts on “The Aftermath

  1. Oh man, to come up on that would be so scary. Great snippet, Kathy. 🙂

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    1. Thanks 🙂 Yeah, that part was hard to write.

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  2. A dramatic moment indeed!

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  3. It hurt a little to write this–I’m glad you liked it ❤

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  4. Tense snippet. I’m dying to know what happened.

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  5. This incident colors the entire rest of the story 🙂 Most of these characters were introduced in The Ancient 🙂

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  6. His pain came through loud and clear, especially in his hesitant voice.

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    1. Thanks, Ed 🙂 That’s just what I was trying to do ❤

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  7. He really seems in a bad shape. I hope he’ll be all right.

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  8. He survives, but that’s all I’m saying 🙂

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  9. Karen Michelle Nutt May 30, 2017 — 12:51 am

    Dramatic scene. I hope he’ll be okay.

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  10. Things will get worse before he gets better 😦

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