Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Read a Special Excerpt from Getting Out Alive

I have been amazed at the response to my true, short story, Getting Out Alive, The Autumn Veatch Story. Especially at the amount of paperback copies that have been purchased. However, since the preview on Amazon is limited, due to the length of the story, I thought it might be fun to offer a special sneak-peek.

Per my agreement with Amazon, I can't share more than 10% of the written word, so we are limited to less than 600 words. I hope you enjoy this special look inside!

The mountains were timeless. After listening to the pounding of her feet and own raspy breath for what felt like forever, Autumn had no idea how long she’d been running. The shadows were lengthening, and the silence of the woods finally wrapped around her when she stopped again. The sounds of the fire that had been chasing her were gone and she could finally take a deep, shuddering breath.

The ground and all of the underbrush were wet. Even the air was damp, and she could feel the chill of the coming evening seeping in through her soggy clothes. Autumn knew that it couldn’t be much later than four in the afternoon, but her limited outdoor experience made her aware that night came early in the mountains. What if she had to spend the night out there? How was she supposed to stay warm?


Tilting her head to the side, much like a bird that is startled, she strained to hear a faint sound. Forcing herself to slow her breathing, she tried to concentrate.

There! It sounds like the freeway!

Her adrenaline once again surging, Autumn sprinted recklessly towards her possible salvation. Ignoring the steepening landscape, she slid down the muddy hillside, any rational thought gone for the moment. The journey came to an abrupt end when the ground disappeared beneath her, and she was suddenly nearly free falling down a cliff!

Landing hard on her backside, she put her hands and feet out to slow her descent. The pain of rocks slicing through her burns barely registered, and a part of her observed that she was almost numb to the ongoing agony.


I hope you enjoyed this small segment! If you would like to read the whole story, you can find both the ebook and paperback at Amazon, or simply click on the link of your choice below.


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