Monday, January 28, 2013
...still "Falling" (an excerpt)
...A rising sun the color of an ocean's pearl casts and eerie glow upon an awakening coastline. Jessica watches as thinning tendrils of fog form a veil to the east, rising to meet the sun, only to smolder and vanish in the heat. The whispering rainfall that had caused her teeth to chatter, her flesh to bristle with goose bumps, calms to an occasional drip. And through the gray, pinholes of light begin warming the metal under her fingers.
"Beautiful," Jessica marvels, her gaze finding a rainbow arching over the streets of Goose Creek, several miles to the north.
Vehicles begin streaming over the bridge, their vibrations causing her hold on the guardrail to falter. Throbbing muscles deny her any chance of adjusting her dangling position. She'd lost her footing on the bottom rail minutes earlier. Her legs now dangled and swayed above the river. Pulling herself to safety would be impossible now.
"That's okay," she stammers, answering her own thoughts. "It's better this way. Better for everyone..."
The Fall, available now on Kindle for $.99
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