Friday, May 6, 2011

Theme Thursday "Female Person" May 5th 2011

Theme Thursdays This is a new meme hosted by kavyen at Reading between Pages.. “Theme Thursdays” will be open from one Thursday to the next and anyone can post it. The rules are simple:

* A theme will be posted each week (on Thursday’s) * Select a conversation/snippet/sentence from the current book you are reading * Post it and don’t forget to mention the author and the title of the book * Since we may take a few days to finish a book, this event is open for one whole week This will give us a wonderful opportunity to explore and understand different writing styles and descriptive approaches adopted by authors. This week’s theme is – Female Person, Description of a Woman This week I'm reading...Blindsided by Gemma Rice

I pay for everything.

It's all in my name and god damn it I'm allowed to shut his abuse down with passive aggression.

Succumbing to the wound while waves lull their heartbeat into the interior via my open window, I wrap my arms over the steering wheel and wrack with sobs, crying until there are no more tears and the car is enveloped in a chilling night breeze.

I need to break this ache.

Pressing play, music filters through the speakers into the gloomy interior of the car, and the strumming guitar instantly eases my bereavement.

Oh God. Poor choice.

The bubbling geyser of emotional agony spills tears onto my cheeks as I stare sightlessly at the steering wheel, listening to words which mirror my moment.

I forgot this song sang these words.

Blind through hot watery anguish, he sings directly to my pain;

There's no comfort in my bed, and I'd like to leave, in a time machine and go back to where we were, all I can say is I've been blindsided again ... all I can do is take my bow ... and if it's the end

I'm going down with no regret because I've loved you ...

Wailing, I withdraw into my seat, clutching my knees and sobbing harder than ever.

Shattered, my life completely annihilated around me, my security vaporised, my trust obliterated, my emotions scattered, I switch on the lights, breathe life into the car with the turn of the key, and drive with exhaustion intermingling with queasiness, back to my home.

It was my sanctuary. It was my haven.

Now I'm the stranger, and I've lost everything I was working so hard to keep.


  1. Yeah, you said it was a little long but you didn't mention how sad it was!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog! Happy thursday!

  2. that.was.depressing. If the whole books like that i would never make it through

  3. Poor girl....but a very good snippet to describe how upset she is.

    thanks for stopping by mine!

  4. Thanks for stopping by. That was just heart-breaking! I hope things get better for that character as the book progresses.

  5. I really like the way you've interpreted the theme this week. A very emotional piece.

  6. wow, Soooz this was a surprise. Yes ladies, it gets better. Take a look at the book trailer to see how much better - and to hear the song quoted by Soooz in this snippet of the book. And thank you Soooz!

  7. How sad.. but what beautiful words there!
    Thanks for commenting on mine earlier

  8. Thanks for stopping by! Incredible snip-it! :)

  9. Such a sad one. Thanks for joining back Sooz!


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