Here’s a short preview of a short story I’ve been working on for some time now. I’m almost finished with it (got the last scene to write in). It’s been a great experience working with fiction again; I’ve been bombarded with a load of school work, and a lot of critical essays. Now I’m not complaining – I love writing, full stop. Just having to sit down and weave words into something – I do get a kick out of it. But writing fiction is a lot different; it’s difficult, yet absorbingly fun at the same time.
Interestingly, the majority of this story was written in my Moleskine notebook; it was a new expereince for me to write the bulk of the text of a story the traditional way – putting pen to actual paper.
So, without further ado, here’s a short excerpt from the new story. When the entire text is complete, I will be posting it in its entirety on Life in Pixels.
Also, due to other reasons influencing/being influenced by the story, I can’t as-yet release the title of this new short story… sorry!
Here we go:
It was going to be a good day. The best day of his life. Redemption. The very thought tasted sweet in his mouth, and for second – almost unnoticed – what could’ve passed for a sliver of a smile crossed his hardened face.
But effortlessly he pushed such thoughts away from his mind. There was work to be done. A quick glance at the luminescent-green digital clock fixed into the wall next to his workbench glowed 2:59 am. Despite the early hour, he was wide awake, his mind sharper than ever.
Only four hours to go. Redemption never tasted sweeter.