This is a short excerpt from a book I have been working on for years - I start and then I stop again, ALL THE TIME.
I intend on finishing it this year. By putting it out there, I feel I will be compelled to complete it.
McBain ambled down the boardwalk of Venus
Beach looking for the
store. Looking up to find the Twilight
sign, he entered and walked up to the pretty blonde woman behind the counter. Dressed in khaki shorts and t-shirt, he
seemed the all American kid. Nineteen
years old with short-cropped brown hair, brown eyes and a beguiling smile, he
looked like the captain of his football team. Amazing how outward appearances
could be so deceiving.
had heard rumours about an employee here, and wanted to see if they were true.
Inside his mind were things he wanted her to see. He needed
someone to see.
looked at the blonde and suddenly got the inkling she was the one he was
looking for. He leaned across the
counter, took her hand, smiled and said “what do you see?”
Cohen thought “here we go again”. This kind
of thing has been happening all week, so she hadn’t thought anything different
would happen. She knew the stories were going around about her and she was
doing her best to ignore them. She figured she would see images of a happy
family, cheerleader girlfriend, the American dream. She had been dead wrong.
directly into Tim’s eyes, she tried to go inside his mind. Suddenly, she had a
quick flash of a terrified girl running through the woods looking over her
shoulder and screaming. The girl looked
strangely familiar, but Angel couldn’t place her. Startled, her eyes flew open
as she gasped and quickly withdrew her hands from his.
seemed extremely pleased with himself and leaned over the counter. “I just
wanted someone to know” he whispered, and quietly and calmly walked out the