A (Second) Sneak Peek Into A Wounded Name

March 31, 2013 at 10:18 am (A Wounded Name, Giveaway) (, , , )

Ready for round 2? (Note: This was supposed to refer to the second sneak peek, NOT a second book- I am SO SORRY about the confusion)
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Every morning, Jack leaves a small basket of flowers just outside my door, as he’s done for years, as he did for my mother. From the first bloom of early spring to the last bloom of late summer, there are violets. Sometimes other flowers as well but always violets, soft petals ranging from their namesake color through shades of indigo, blue, and heavy cream.

The Headmaster loves violets.

Loved violets.

He laughed and laughed when I told him of their elusive scent, how smelling them actually makes it impossible to smell anything for a little while, and he knotted a flower into my hair and told me the most beautiful things will always be the most elusive. I was nine years old, my first day back after the cold place, and he’d come to welcome me home with flowers that Jack gave me.
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And you can

3 Comments

  1. Alyssa Susanna said,

    GIRLLLL, WE HAVEN’T EVEN READ BOOK 1! You meany tease. I want violets now. SOMEBODY BUY ME VIOLETS FOR EASTER. And some chocolate. ANYWAY. Have fun with Book 2! :D

    • Dot Hutchison said,

      Actually, there is no Book 2- this was just supposed to be the second sneak peek, and I worded it very badly. Sorry!

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