August 29, 2017

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Some of Chapter 1 from Splintered – Escape

ONE Escape February 25, 1862, Springfield, Missouri, Schmidt Boarding House, 3 AM In her boarding house room, Cyntha Favor rose in total darkness at the slight knock on her door. She had slept in her dress, her dreams filled with dread. Her crinoline hoop, shoved in the corner, would be left behind. This was an escape, not a time for propriety. She tip-toed to the closed door. “Just a moment,” she whispered, shivering. The shock of cold within the room…