Work In Progress

Today I decided that it’s time to start posting teasers of my novel-in-progress. It’s been a terribly long time coming, and I can’t honestly say that I know when it will be finished. I don’t even have a proper title for it yet, although I’m hoping it will reveal itself to me once I’m closer to finishing. Future posts will be tagged “excerpt”, although this first one is really more of a teaser than anything else. Anyway, I hope you like it.

He has been standing there, motionless in the dark, for who knows how long. The activity around him has rendered him invisible, which is precisely what he wants. He bides his time, waiting for the perfect opportunity. The moment comes, and he launches himself from the shadows. Fire flies from his hands…there is screaming, and a sound like thunder. The entire world seems to shake. Then the man simply flies away, as though he had wings.

My beloved lies next to me. I am quite certain he is dead. The screaming I hear is my own.