Today I have something brand-new to share with you, but unfortunately, I can’t tell you what it is quite yet. I expect that to happen within the week.

I CAN tell you it’s from my first adult novel, so if you’re expecting YA … sorry.

Below is a somewhat atmospheric (and very Southern) excerpt with the names redacted to avoid spoilers. Next week I’ll explain who they are and why it’s odd that they’re together.

[Redacted]โ€™s sitting with her legs crossed in a rocking chair on the front porch when I return. She blows thick smoke into the misty air before returning a fat cigar to her painted lips. Then she plucks another out of the antique humidor on the table to her right and hands it to me, along with a box of matches thatโ€™s older than either of us.

For a long time we sit in silence, each trying to outdo the other with our smoke-puffing abilities. I manage to make a few rings like [redacted] taught me. He only ever smoked while fishing.

Not the most exciting six, but I’m very happy with the way the description turned out. I’ll be able to post juicier stuff soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great week, and please be sure to take a look at some of the excerpts from the other Six Sunday participants. xoxo