Welcome back to another 8 Sunday post from Weekend Writing Warriors -- taken again from my WIP "Fall From Grace".
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My 8 this week actually comes just on the heel's of last week's excerpt. To get you up to speed: the Captain just watched the helicopter carrying her friends to safety explode in midair, and she's leading her team to check for survivors. It's a long shot, but there's always hope.
"Captain?" Jude watched her, smearing dirt and ash on his face with his shirt sleeve.
She looked up at him. "Load these men onto stretchers and get them back to base."
"Do it now," she refused to repeat the order.
His uttered 'yes ma'am' didn't even faze her, so focused was she on figuring out her next move.
She didn't register her men loading the pilots onto stretchers and hauling them away. The daylight faded and the air cooled before the medics found her; crouched beside the wreckage, her skin reddened from the sun, streaked with dirt and sweat.
And there we have it! Thoughts?
Next week Camp NaNo starts, and yesterday morning I *finally* finished all my rewrites on Fall From Grace, so I'll probably be taking a break and posting something from my Camp project. It's not a new project, but I'm hoping to have new excerpts to post ;)
Thanks for stopping by this weekend, your feedback is always appreciated!