It's ironic that the first scene in Ragan's Song takes place during a freak snowstorm in March - not unheard of but around here most of the snow we get is in January and February. I wrote this scene over a year ago while I was editing Saving Cassie. Thinking about the snow, I thought maybe you would like to see a sneak peak at the first chapter of Ragan's Song, Fairfield Corners book 2. I hope to release Ragan's Song this fall. Leave a comment and let me know what you think.
Note: This is part of a work in progress and has not had final editing and it may change wholly or in part in the final product.
Ragan's Song sneak peak:
Ragan’s eyes darted to the rearview mirror, checking on Skylar in his car seat in the back. The snowstorm didn’t seem to bother him a bit. She wished she could have said the same; visibility had deteriorated rapidly due to the wind whipping the snow around. The swish of the wipers was hypnotic as they tried to clear the snow from the windshield. It was the beginning of March and a sunny spring day when they left Indianapolis almost three hours ago, but the weather quickly changed and had steadily worsened. The snowstorm blew up out of nowhere, making the roads slick and hazardous.
“I should have stopped when the snow started,” she thought, “but I didn’t think it would get this bad this quick.” Her hands were cramping from holding the steering wheel tightly so she uncurled her fingers and turned up the radio and started singing along to “It’s Five O’clock Somewhere”, as she tried to convince herself that they would make it to Fairfield Corners any minute. With the darkness and the snow, she couldn’t tell how far it was to town.
She was so focused on the edge of the road that she didn’t see the deer standing in the middle of the road until they are almost on top of it. She panicked and stomped on the brakes, sending the car into a skid towards the side of the road. Turning into the skid didn’t do any good, the car hit the end of the guardrail and slid down the hill sideways and bounced off of a tree. It finally stopped after it rolled and landed in the river on the driver’s side. She heard Skylar screaming and then nothing…