So I have published some poetry on here, but poetry was not my first choice of writing genres. Prior to taking courses at the college level, I have always focused on novel length stories. While I am glad that I have learned to branch out and try new things, the novel is my love (especially in the sci-fi/fantasy genre). Here is an opening excerpt for a novel I am currently working on. And when I say opening excerpt I mean the only section I have even begun writing on.
On that thought, I always say I am working on something and will work on it more when I am done with school. Yet, school never seems to end. Procrastination might be my middle name!
Here is Death’s Hand (Or the tiny bit I have so far):
Jonathan Myers is twenty-nine and an aspiring musician. He has a girlfriend at home waiting for him who is six months pregnant. His walk is jittery as his band just landed a huge full-time gig at a prominent club. Big pay and the possibility of opening doors. Everything about him and his current thoughts I know instinctively. Just as I know he is about to go around the darkened corner ahead in order to make it home quicker and that he will be mugged and stabbed.