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WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS: Love Scenes From the Black Market (Dance)

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This week I’m sharing the twelfth of sixteen stories from my upcoming release Love Scenes From the Black Marketa dark anthology.

This week’s excerpt is the first 8 lines from Dance, a post-apocalyptic love story set in the burnt-out shell of a metropolitan city, which opens with a young man running through the streets, looking for the girl he’s fallen hopefully in love with.

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Shards of broken glass shattered under the boy’s boots.  He ran down a garbage-littered street, leaped over thick streams of brown water and broken fences.  The air was grey with smoke and vehicular fumes and tasted of ash and soot.

Sirens and cat screeches echoed through the concrete valleys.  The night sky was pregnant with purple clouds.  Stagnant rainwater ran through a maze of moss and powder burns on the alley walls.  Gunshots cracked like thunder.  

He quickened his pace, and cut out into the street.

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Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

20 Comments

  1. Author Jessica E. Subject

    I love the description weaved into the story. Well done! 🙂

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  2. Ed Hoornaert

    As usual, you paint a beautiful — well, vivid, at least — scene with your wonderful descriptions.

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  3. Teresa Cypher

    Amazingly visual, Steven. Incredible, descriptive writing–as always. 🙂

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    • Steven

      Thanks, Teresa!

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  4. Kim Magennis

    I love how you always manage to create such movement in your descriptive passages. Excellent snippet as always, Steven.

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    • Steven

      Why thank you, Kim!

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  5. Christina Ochs

    Looks like a dangerous place to fall in love. Great descriptions as always!

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    • Steven

      Thanks Christina!

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  6. Botanist

    Fantastic descriptions as always, and you bring in multiple senses to enhance the scene.

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  7. veronicascott

    Not a nice place, as with most of your settings, but oh so wonderfully described! Loved the snippet….

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  8. Cara Bristol

    Quite a devastated place. You describe it so well.

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    • Steven

      Thank you, Cara!

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  9. nancygideon

    Fabulous imagery! Great job, Steven!

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    • Steven

      Thanks, Nancy!

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  10. elizabethalsobrooks

    Concrete valleys…urban jungle at it’s finest. Great imagery, Steven!

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  11. amybraunauthor

    As always, you bring the reader’s senses alive with ease. Awesome snippet!

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  12. Linda Hamonou

    The place is a bit scary. I hope he’ll find her soon.

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