These six sentences are from an action scene involving Olive, one of my characters, in my contemporary fantasy/action-adventure Miasma. This is the book I’m considering publishing Indie once I finish it in December. Olive is a military enlisted woman and sidekick to the main character.
One sharp pull — both her feet came out from under her, and she went down, face first into the ground. The backpack fell under her, the gun she could not get at digging into her hip bones.
Two seconds of surprise. That’s all she allowed herself before she kicked her brain out of the shock of the fall. Even that may have been too much. She was much smaller than he was and recognized that he was stronger than her.
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