Airless: excerpt from chapter twenty-one"Why do you love me?"
Days had passed before I found the courage to ask such a bold question. His eyes carved me over as I turned in embarrassment. His cheeks would twist with that crooked grin, and he spoke words, such resonant sounds, I thought I'd never hear.
"The first time I met you--the first time I saw you--I wasn't entirely sure what I thought."
My head bowed as I glanced out a dirty window. "You didn't have an opinion? You didn't have a train of thought?" Overlooking the river, the breaks of the surface due to protruding rocks mesmerized me, but they proved not distracting enough to keep my thoughts off of Ray.
He moved around the room, and folded the blankets we had slept upon for the past couple of days. "I wouldn't say I thought nothing. Have you ever felt as if the air was sucked from your very lungs, and you were dying for breath due to the absence of a loved one?"
My eyes fell to complete my bland expression, knowing the thought of blankness and maybe even a bit of betra
Character Names (What do you think?)These are the character names I plan on using for the remainder of my series of novels--each one will appear in a different novel. I wanted to know what your thoughts my be. (Whether you think they're terrible, or need adjusting.) They need to be catchy, and for the most part, memorable. They are important characters in the series. THANKS!
(Listed in order of novels from one to seven)
Avariti (Avu-reetee) female
Luxur (Lux-er) male
Esnogorra (Character goes by Es) (Ess-na-gor-a) male
Invidia (in-vid-ee-a) female
Gulan (gool-an) male
Aced (a-seed) male
Iran (I-ran) male
Once StainlessSo tasteless,
That numb decomposition of affairs
Brought on by a little stint of greed.
Brought unwillingly up.
And pieces are busted
Like a shattered windshield
Of a Mercedes tumbling
Down a steep slope,
Doors ripped from their hinges,
Airbags inflamed and swelling,
It's skin is scrapped in discretion
To an unforgiving gravity.
Streaks of a brilliant silver,
Once such a perfectly morphed
It takes that breath of toxic gas
And the engine suffocates for comprehension.