Wednesday, April 16, 2014

N is for Newstead

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.  


N is for Newstead

The sun is just coming up over the horizon on the fourth day when I see the small sign by the side of the road: Newstead, school for gifted young men. It’s right in front of a long drive that snakes through the woods just past the open gate.
For some reason I don’t feel like going. It’s like I can’t walk one more step.
A car comes up alongside me and turns onto the drive that will eventually lead to the school. It’s the first car I’ve seen since my walk to the pier in Wilson.
That gets my feet moving. 
The road ends in a parking lot with more cars and the school’s there, too. It’s small, but it’s there; just twelve buildings set on a semi-circle walkway with fountain right in the middle. That’s when I see him: The man standing by the fountain, looking like he’s waiting for me.
I make my way over toward him.
He smiles big and bright. “Welcome to Newstead, Steven.”
I’m so happy to hear those words it doesn’t seem strange to me that he knows my name.

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