Flash Fiction – An excerpt from The Surrogate!

Image courtesy of Claire Sheldon


My euphoria regarding the future was tinged with sadness as I emptied my locker. It was the end of an era. The corridor was devoid of students but was jammed full of memories. Me and Lisa shuffling along, heads down, new school shoes squeaking on the lino during our first day at this school that felt a world apart from our small, safe, primary. On my way to find Lisa, I pressed the corner of the West Side Story poster back down that was hanging off the wall.

Lost in my memories it happened in an instant. My back slamming against the lockers, hands around my throat.


In celebration of the weekend cover reveal for my third novel, The Surrogate, I thought I’d use an excerpt from the chapter I am currently editing which fits perfectly with this week’s prompt. If you wish to do so you can pre-order The Surrogate in the UK here and the US here prior to its September release.

You can join in with Friday Fictioneers, a 100 word story inspired by a photo prompt, over at host Rochelle’s blog, here.Β 

77 thoughts on “Flash Fiction – An excerpt from The Surrogate!

  1. Thanks for sharing the excerpt. My favorite thing has to be the excitement I sense when you discuss this new book. Like your comment above to BjΓΆrn where you say “I think it’s my best yet.” I know that feeling as a writer, so I have this thrill rush through me when I hear you say that. I’m so excited for you, Louise!

  2. Loved the peep into your creation. I can see it as a promising story . Congratulations and my very best wishes as you gear up for its release.

  3. Oh, what a mysterious turn of events! I can’t wait to read your book, although not due to lack of trying, I haven’t read your second! Nice to see you here. (Either I’ve missed your posts or you’ve gone missing.)

  4. Oh my, Im filled with my usual curiosity about things. I want to know more.
    I have so questions. The thought of her being in her deep memories and to have that happen is jarring. Good Luck with your editing. I love hte title and the book cover.
    Isadora 😎

  5. That’s a nice little tease. Well done on intriguing me. Good luck on the book. I’ll make sure to pick a copy up when it hits the shelves in my country.

    Cheers, Varad

  6. Sounds like an interesting book from the excerpt. Left me wanting to know what happens next. Good luck with the release!

  7. Great excerpt! And your book cover is stunning!

    If you’d like to share a longer excerpt on my blog, let me know. No cost, no catch. It’s a new platform to help indie authors promote their books, owned by Alexis Chateau PR. πŸ™‚


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