#SixSentenceSunday ~ Darkness Rises Sneak Peek at Mr. Tinnin...

Good Morning!

We're only a few days away from the release of Darkness Rises. TL and I can't wait for you to meet all of our characters and visit our world built for things that go bump in the night. Today, I wanted to share with you, another character from the story; Mr. Tinnin, or as he likes to go by, Dr. Jerome Brews. I hope you enjoy this excerpt.

An edge of foreboding had the hairs on his nape standing at attention, pulling him from his revelry. Mr. Tinnin. He glanced over his shoulder, and caught the imposing shadow of the man. Jonah left the throng of people and followed the unhinged fellow. When Jonah rounded the cobblestone alley, there he stood, leaning against the building, cigar hanging out of the side of his mouth.

“Mr. Tinnin,” he murmured, knowing the men could hear him. “What have you found?”

“A body,” he answered. “And a zombie-machination, I captured.” He hitched a large thumb over his shoulder toward a waste pile. “Saved it for the doctor.”

“How bad is the body?” He cautiously made his way over to where the undead lay.

“Horrible,” Mr. Tinnin answered. “Not proper for women to see, truth be told.”

Jonah arched a brow. “Going soft on me, old man?”

“Bah,” he growled. “Never, but if we must work with them, they shouldn’t see the bodies. It sours their meat.”

There was the sadistic bastard they all knew. Jonah crouched down and examined the zombie. The cog-work heart clicked but didn’t move. The steam elbow joint hissed, however didn’t stir. Thin, grey skin covered the body, and clung to the boned remains of what once was. Yet, it didn’t stink of decay or death.


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