As the first Wednesday of
the month, this is Insecure Writer’s Support Group day as well as April’s A to
Z. In respect of your time, I promise I’ll keep it brief. Right now I’m really
not feeling insecure about anything. Not that I’m suddenly an Amazon
bestseller, I’m not. It’s more that I’ve decided I love the books I write. I
love the story, love the characters, and sometimes that’s enough.
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.
B is for Basement
I’ve always been real good at waking up to
the slightest sound, which has gotten me out of my fair share of scrapes over
the years. This morning is no different.
My eyes open just as Jason’s getting ready to
come down, so by the time he opens the basement door, I’m already dressed with
my backpack slung over my shoulder.
He flinches slightly, seeing me at the foot
of the stairs. For some reason seeing me there always surprises him.
“Steven--good--you’re up. It’s time.”
I nod. Time. Time for me to get the hell out
of his house before his mom gets home.
“See you in school,” I call on my way out.
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. Just a note—this story is very dark, so read
with caution.You can get your copyhereAlso, 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.
Don't forget to sign up for my A to Z Rafflecopter :)