For my first blog post, I thought I’d put up the vignette I wrote a few years back entitled, “Thieves in the Night”. Originally, the vignette was used in my English I class as a model to help students with their vignette writing project. At the time, the students were learning about similes and metaphors, thus, the overabundance of them in the story. Overall, though, I felt like they worked, painting a vivid picture of someone recounting an incidence of violence and pain–both physical and emotional.
When I began writing my latest novel, Against the Odds, I thought of the vignette and decided to incorporate it into the story. In the novel, the vignette is an assignment from a grief counselor to help a patient, Nikki Elliot’s character, deal with the violent deaths of her parents.
So, here it is. I’ve also posted a link to it in the Redline extras tab in the menu.
I hope you enjoy it.
Happy reading! 🙂