For this year’s A to Z, I will be doing a collection of flash fiction featuring Steven, the MC from Blackbird, from right before he came to Newstead through his first year there.
I is for Invisible
Wilson looks different during the day; there are people out, and cars, but I’m not looking at them, and they’re not looking at me.
I know that’ll change pretty quick though, with me not being in class, and CPS being involved now. Soon lots of people will be looking for me.
My pace quickens.
In my mind I can see Coach page me to his office; I can see his face go from fake worry to the real thing. I can see Miss Chambers pull out her phone.
Go wait by the pier.
Are you sure? I ask. The pier is someplace I go all the time. It’s the first place they’ll look for me.
Hurry. You don’t have much time.
I nod. I know I don’t.
The sound of waves lapping against pier draws me and I know that’s where I’m going, whether I think it’s a stupid idea or not. I just make it to the stone break-wall when I hear the car pull into the parking lot right behind me.
I curl myself into a ball, like I could pass for one of the rocks or something.
Stay here. I’ll hide you.
I nod and tuck myself in tighter.
I am giving out review copies of Blackbird through Story Cartel, in exchange for Amazon Reviews (And blog reviews would be great, too) before it’s official release date on May 1st. You can get your copy here Also, Story Cartel is doing a big giveaway of its own this month, so signing up for a review of any book featured there puts your name in that pot.