Back in Philadelphia | Novel Snippet

by - February 10, 2019

I'm sorry it's taken me SO long to share another novel snippet! I shared this snippet on my writing community, and then I was like, "Oh, wait! I can share this with my awesome writing supporters, too!"

So that's what I'm doing today! :)

This snippet is from chapter 10 in my historical WIP (Work in Progress), In His Hands. One of my main characters, David Williams, is a doctor who lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the Civil War.
 Without further ado, let's see what's going on in David's part of the world...


DAVID PUT HIS HAND out of the carriage window. The fresh, cool springtime breeze blew on his hand and against his face. He smiled to people as the carriage passed by. It felt so good to be home in Pennsylvania again and see the familiar shops.

He stepped down out of the carriage and made his way to his apartment. He never liked traveling, but he was doing much more of it nowadays with the war. How many years had it been going on? Only one? David shook his head in disbelief. How could it only have been one year of death, wounds, pain, and broken families? How many more years would people have to endure this tragic war?

Climbing the stairs into the apartment, David collapsed into the chair. He tossed his cap to the other side of the room and wiped his sweaty forehead. Tears sprang into his eyes so suddenly, he didn’t have time to wipe them away. If his wife were still alive, she would hold him in her delicate arms, comforting him and taking him away from reality for a few moments. Oh, Katrina, how I still need you! Why, God? Why did You take her away?


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