Sad scenes that squeeze our hearts and wet our eyes are as unforgettable as the love scenes, maybe more so, as they are turning points in the plot.
How often have you pulled out the tissues? What is one of the saddest scenes you've written?
He wrapped his arms around Anna and me, his huge body wracked with sobs. When Abner pulled Phalti back, I pushed Anna into his arms. “My baby girl, don’t forget me.”
... “Michal ... (now) I believe you (love me).” He pressed his face into Anna’s neck, looked at me, and walked out of my life holding the dearest part of me in his arms. As we rounded the next bend, I lost sight of them. [2nd Samuel 3:14-16]
Michal's Window by Rachelle Ayala
Galvanized by fury, he screamed the words that had blocked his throat and his heart. “Because, for Christ sake, because I had no choice. It was kill them or let them kill my men.”
The words burst out fueled by rage and colored by pain. His lips wobbled uncontrollably, and tears globbed his eyes. He shook so hard he dropped onto the sofa and lowered his head into his hands. A sob escaped, forcing him to bite down hard on bloodied lips, but the next sob escaped, and so did the next.
His Devious Angel by Mimi Barbour
To my one and only friend, Maya. By the time you get this letter, if you get it at all, I’ll be gone already. You should know, the days you spent with Anna, and me well, those were the best days ever. I never had a friend like you and never a friend I could sneak into the house...
Oh, and Maya, don’t be sad for me. I know we’ll see each other again. It’ll be in a place where bad people don’t exist, pain doesn’t exist, only happiness and fun. A place where I’ll see her alive, my baby, she was a girl, Maya. I’ll see her and you and yeah, we can play Rock Band forever! And, I challenge you to a pillow fight! And we won’t get in trouble anymore. Yay!
Love forever, Andrea~
Twenty Weeks by Melisa Hamling
Do you remember watching “Old Yeller” and crying about his death? Remember the death scene in “My Girl?” I cried all the way home from the movie theater both times. I’m not sure readers want to read a book because they learn of a heart-wrenching death scene, but in my sci-fi novel “The Havenshire Resistance” the death of a beloved wolf is not really the end. Check it out. In location 5809 Chapter 16, Amber lies in the snow bleeding to death. Tessa can’t save her life but she can “host” her mind.
The Havenshire Resistance by Diane Rapp, author of the Heirs to the Throne YA science fiction trilogy
Rise of the Infected by Monique Morgan, releasing October 31
Voracious (Adelheid Book #3) by Mia Darien
But the young dwarf couldn’t move through her fear. She knew she just watched her husband die right in front of her eyes.
“Halli! You need to get to them immediately and resurrect them before it’s too late!” Still no response. Kaidyla took her friend by her shoulders and shook her gently until Halli finally looked at her, and tears streamed down her face.
“Go! Now!” commanded Kaidyla.
Nature's Unbalance (The Chosen Book 2) by Andrea Buginsky
The sky was a uniform dull gray color, leaden and overcast, a light drizzle falling. My yellow Camaro was a source of memories of Eden, as I got in, wearing the same clothes as yesterday, and drove back to Uncle Jack’s mansion in the mountains.
The light drizzle turned to rain, as we all stood around Uncle Jack’s mahogany coffin while it was lowered into the ground.
My life was officially over. Even if opening day of the new season were the next day, instead of eight months from today, I couldn’t summon up enough energy to play.
Eden was gone. Uncle Jack was gone.
My life was over.
All for Love by Jon Bradbury
Always & Forever by Chantel Rhondeau
Summer Solstice by G. M. Frazier
Only In Her Dreams by Christina McKnight
“Why would I do that?”
“Just do it, babe.”
She’d lapsed into silence again. “Okay, I’m parked now. What do you want to tell me?”
He’d braced himself for the killing shot. “I wasn’t alone last night.” Silence. “I didn’t do anything, but I thought about it.” He added to himself, I didn’t do anything last night at least… More silence. “Chér, are you still there? Chér?”
A Wicked Awakening by Calinda B.
Morgan calls her father after she receives an urgent message:
“Go ahead, Dad. Please.” She moved about the room, unable to be still, as her heart rate accelerated again.
“Shelly, Ian and Tom…they—”
“What? What’s wrong with them?” She gripped the phone until her knuckles whitened.
“They’re…they’re gone, honey.”
Morgan stopped in her tracks. “What do you mean they’re gone? What does that mean? They’re missing? How long? The guys and I’ll be on the first plane—”
“No, honey. They’re dead.”
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