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This week I’m sharing the twelfth of sixteen stories from my upcoming release Love Scenes From the Black Market, a 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.
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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