Broken Wolf Sneak Peek

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic

hey everyone, i've been here for over a month and, sadly, haven't had the time to upload any writings yet. i've been working on a steampunk trilogy, and its proven to be a longer process than i expected. i feel i do owe you something, though, so please enjoy this sneak peak of the second book in the series, broken wolf. please do comment and share, as it is still a work in process, and i love to hear feedback. hope you enjoy!

I'm Not Alright

 

Its my fault!” I growled. “No one knows how I feel! No one knows what I’m going through! A year ago, no one even cared I existed, now everyone wants me to be some kind of hero? Well I’m not a hero, Mira! I’m not! And I never will be, so you can just go find someone else!”

I stopped myself, a steady flow of tears now running down my face. For a moment, the only sound in the room was my heavy, unsteady breathing. “You don’t know my pain…” I finished quietly. She said nothing. I didn’t turn to face her. I couldn’t. The anger started to leave my body, and was slowly replaced by a horrible sense of sadness. I was attacking the only person who could even remotely know what I was going through. The only person who had put forth any effort into trying to understand. One of the few people in this world who actually accepted me. Cared for me. And when I needed her the most, I alone pushed her away, like everyone else.

“You’re always going to be alone, Ryder, no matter how many people you surround yourself with. It’s just who you are.” The thoughts ran through my head. Trinity was right, it’s who I am. I stood there in the dimly lit room, feeling more alone than I ever had in my life.

“I… Mira I’m…” I started.

I didn’t hear her approach, but suddenly Mira was behind me, wrapping both of her arms around me. The moment she made contact, my composure broke, and I began to sob. I couldn’t hold it in any more. I lowered my head into her arms, and wept. She didn’t say a word, she just stood there embracing me. I’m not one of those guys who never sheds a tear about anything, but I rarely let anyone see just how much I hurt, and she knew that. She just held me. The two of us stood there for a long while as I let my emotions take full control of me. I felt so small, so young. Hell, I was young, but for the first time, I didn’t feel alone. There was someone else in the world other than myself who actually knew how I felt.


Submitted: November 29, 2016

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