Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday Short


I’ve written a short story: In Lord Shadow’s House- here is the first few paragraphs of it:

Jarius Knigglesby has a problem, besides his unfortunate name. His problem is Bridget O’Fallen, she being the most beautiful woman Jarius has ever seen.

     Every morning on his way to work, Jarius stops by the coffee stand where Bridget O’Fallen can be found pouring her lively brew into any passerbyers' mug.

     “Good morning to you, sir,” she would always say to each of them, but Jarius thought it was to him alone that she addressed in that manner.

     He’d say his own good mornings before heading on his way, with dreams of Bridget O’Fallen dropping her name and taking his instead. Such fancies were not his problem; men can live for years on such things without any harm to their persons. The problem came when he decided to act upon it.

     Jarius stood outside the small shelter, waiting for his turn for a filling. His mug was clenched tightly in his hand as he replayed in his mind over and over her delighted surprise. It was so fixed in his mind that it felt as though it had already happened.

     “Good morning to you, sir,” she spoke to the man in front who, unfortunately for Jarius, had lived in reality some of the fantasies that Jarius had only dreamt of.

Come back next Monday for the next segment.

Also, I’ve been putting my A to Z flash pieces on Wattpad- Check it out here for a recap

A special thank you to all of you that offered to help blast my book out there on the first of November (unless otherwise noted)

Jay Noel, Alex Cavanaugh, Jennifer, Miranda Hardy, Beverly, M. Pax, Natasha, Crystal Collier (on November 6th), Lynda Young (sometime in November). I'll be posting their links here on the first.