Hey, snippetteers! Hope you’re all having a nice weekend. I’ve had a pretty stressful week with work, but I did manage to get some writing done on my next book – escapism, and all that! Some of you may remember Favourite Toy featuring Dean and Casper (the latter being my dog’s namesake). I decided to write a sequel to the story about Dean’s best mate Ryan, whose lover sadly died in the first book. So I’m three chapters in and it’s all going well so far.
In the meantime, this week’s snippet is more from Summit. I might actually get a blurb written before too much longer! 😀 Today’s snippet is the end of Ash and Sean’s first day on Kilimanjaro.
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The afternoon raced by and I barely realised three hours had passed, when the trail opened out into a vast clearing. A cluster of green tents awaited us, with two tall narrow toilet tents off to one side and a large orange mess tent for our meals.
“Your bags will be in your tents waiting for you,” Phil reminded us.
“How do we find which is ours?” Sally asked.
“They’ll have tags on that match the tags we put on our bags last night,” Sean told her. “Ours is twin something.”
“They’re all twin something, except Gerald’s because he’s on his own.” I laughed. “Ours is four.”
“Oh, yeah.” Sean rolled his eyes and went looking for a tent with a plastic tag on it that read “twin four.” A moment later he unzipped the flap of a tent and disappeared inside. I followed, slipping my backpack from my shoulders as I reached it.
Sean sat in the entrance, unlacing his boots. Our two holdalls sat in the middle of the tent and a sleeping mat lay on each side. Sean placed his boots in one corner and shuffled backwards out of the way. “Which side do you want?”
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