Eclipse #WIP Wednesday

Joan Hall

Hey, everyone. This is short and sweet, but it’s been a while since I’ve done a WIP Wednesday post.

I’m delighted to report I’ve almost completed the first draft of Cold Dark Night. Hey, it’s only around ten months later than I originally planned. I’ll not get into the whats and whys but suffice to say 2020 was not my best writing year. Anyway, I digress.

Yesterday, I wrote a scene that took place during a lunar eclipse. Here’s an (unedited) snippet.


He looked toward the western sky. The earth had begun passing between the moon and the sun, casting a shadow on the lunar surface. Before long, it would appear blood red, the brightness completely obliterated.

The darkest hour is just before dawn.

How many times had he heard his grandmother say those words? It was years before he knew where the quote originated or that it was…

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