Skeleton- really short opening excerpt :)

JAN IS done with love.

That’s what he thinks when he wakes up in the morning, that’s what he mutters, half-drunk, before he sleeps at night. Done, over it, love is dead and buried, relationships suck balls—which Jan obviously does not want to do anymore.

But then he looks at his son, Henry, over the bright white kitchen table, morning sunlight streaming in making the boy’s blond hair glow, and he knows it’s not love he’s over, just being in love. He’s only twenty-nine, but he’s seen his destiny in the eyes of the last stupid fuck who betrayed him, and that destiny is loveless and lonely, and he’ll just have to damn well get used to it.

Henry is five, and yet he instinctively knows more about love than that. He knows love doesn’t falter. He believes in warm arms so strong they keep the darkness away. He is not afraid to trust.


Out 1st Oct

Dreamspinner Press


About sukifleet

Suki Fleet currently lives in the heart of England. Her childhood was quite unconventional and she spent some time living on a boat and travelling at sea with her family. Since she was very small she has always dreamed of writing for a living, but though she has written original fiction online for years and encouraged many new writers to keep going and follow their author dreams, it is only recently she got the courage to make her own dream a reality and actually send something off to a publisher. By day she runs her own business selling fabric (her second love) and juggling family commitments, by night she weaves the stories that the characters in her head dictate. These stories often start with pain or longing but always end with love.
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4 Responses to Skeleton- really short opening excerpt :)

  1. ofeliagrand says:

    You’ve got me hooked, and not only because my son, Henry, turns five in a couple of months. 😉

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