Teaser Tuesday: The Tombs & Partials

My father had survived ground fighting in many of the war's bloodiest battles - Shiloh, Antietam, and Stones River. Ironically, when he joined the Balloon Corps, he thought he'd be safer. In his typically positive way, he told me the benefit of losing his leg was that he was spared fighting at Gettysburg, where over 50,000 men had died.

~ The Tombs by Deborah Schaumberg, Kindle Location 413 (ARC)

"This is the point," she said, "at which you would traditionally suggest a bright side." ... 

Jayden raised his fist, and the group stopped walking. 

"Jayden just heard a bright side," whispered Marcus. "There's an uplifting metaphor creeping through those bushes."

~ Partials by Dan Wells, pg. 45-46