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Chiara / January 18, 2016 , Mon / writing

My friends Alyssa and Emily co-host what is called Snazzy Snippets! Here’s a bit about it:

It’s an opportunity for writers! Every two months, we post a prompt or question for you to share a snippet of less than 500 words. It’s designed to let you have fun, analyse your work on a smaller level, or just write something to join in.

The prompts for this edition are as follows:

A snippet from page 16
A snippet of 16 words or fewer
A snippet about something NEW
e.g. a new year, new school, introducing a new person/character/setting, a new revelation

Now, as you all know from my 777 Challenge, I have a hard time choosing snippets to share with you, but since you were all so lovely about what I shared in that post, I’ve decided to give this a go! And here is the snippet I chose, from ROTI. This snippet is from page 16, but also introduces a new character! So I am winning all ’round here. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it!

I walk as fast as I can to the train station, and I check my phone as I do. There’s a text from Tara.

I’m at home. Just come by as soon as you get off the train. I have food for you. Ily.

I slip the phone back into my pocket just as the train pulls up to the stop. I jump on, grab the nearest window seat, and settle down for the hour long train ride. And then I see him.

His purple hair is the first thing that catches my eye, followed closely by the red and white spotted bowtie around his neck. He’s in black chinos, a white button-down shirt, a black vest (open), the bowtie, and those black square-framed hipster glasses that everyone loves at the moment. His Chucks are the exact same colour as his hair.

He’s perfect.

Ah, I absolutely LOVE this character, and he really is all kinds of perfect (especially for the main character). I love writing about him, and this is the WIP that I have left by the wayside for FAR TOO LONG. Reading this snippet makes me want to jump back in and finish it. Which I really should.

I hope you liked my little snippet, and that I have piqued your interest about this character, and the book he comes from! <3


12 Responses to snazzy snippets: the 16 edition

  1. So happy that you’re excited to continue writing now! And yay for nailing two prompts at once :) this character does sound very interesting, and “I have food for you. Ily.” is such a fan line :D

    Thank you for linking up with us!

    • Chiara says:

      I most definitely am! Being reminded of how much I love these characters inspired me again ^.^ I know, I know, I am quite fantastic, haha. Yay, I’m so glad you think so! <3

      No problem, lovely. Thanks for stopping by :D

  2. Oh you’ve definitely piqued my interest! I love the description of the character because I can really visualize him. Hopefully you’ll be sharing more about ROTI soon? :D

  3. HAHAHA FOOD. I half love Tara right now, because that would be the way you would most probably lure me home (promises of Chinese takeout and karahi).

    ALSO. AHEM. This character sounds so interesting, I wanna know more about him…maybe a name for now? XD In any case, I’m excited to see follow ups on this WIP because I have a feeling that I’ll fall in love with it very fast. Great snippet, Chiara <3

    • Chiara says:

      Yesssssss! :D

      Ah, my goodness! I’m so glad you’re interested in my WIP, Nirvana! It seriously means the world to me <3 I'll make sure to share some more of it in the future!

  4. Rebecca says:

    I love this snippet! Your description is so great and perfect to visual, too. Interest piqued? Check!

  5. THIS IS SO FANTASTIC OML. I’m excited for the characters already, I mean, that description?? I’m curious already, I’m definitely keep an eye out for more snippets <3 Also, texting me that there's food in the house with an ily would probably be the best way to lure me home. Definitely. I loved the snippet, Chiara – follow ups? *nudges*

  6. Romi says:

    DARN IT. I was halfway through writing a comment and then my computer died and didn’t save it. Of course. Of course. *glares at computer*

    BUT THIS SNIPPET CHIARA. Purple hair and purple chucks and instant attraction and maybe even loveeeeee. It’s gorgeous and I so hope you get back to writing it, because I want this story to be written. And I want you to write it. I hope that when you sit back down, ready to return to this, your fingers don’t fall still and you won’t stop, because… your stories are amazing- I know that, from what I’ve read and what we’ve spoken of. You have a way with the words and you’re so passionate and it’s infectious. You’re pretty much a master genius and I can’t wait until we get to share the next round of WIPs. xx

    • Chiara says:

      WOW, good job, Romi’s computer.

      Eep, I’m so glad you like it :D I really, really need to get back to writing it because there is so much to this story, and I just love the characters a lot! So I hope your well wishes make it to my brain, haha XD I can’t wait until we share another round of WIPs, as well! <3

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