Story Self Is Currently Writing

Here’s the beginning of the story self is currently working on. It’s set in Georgetown.

At first he was afraid. Chesapeake, Dumbarton Oaks, their dark spaces. Rock Creek Park seemed wild. So vast a park, with trees that seemed as aged and twisted as claws. And sometimes they reminded him of the hands of the fish vendors at the wet market, the one just by the seafront in Bacolod.

But he was a scholar and felt he should behave in scholar-like fashion. He avoided bars, knowing his weakness for strong whiskey (Those were the days, eh, Danny? Those were the days). He stayed late in the library and walked home by himself in the night chill, his chin buried in the collar of his jacket, listening to his footsteps making lonely, echoing sounds on the pavement, looking behind him at every other step. For who knew what awaited him? Every day he pondered the question: What is my fate?

He saw lights still on in a few of the townhouses he passed. They blinked out at him, impassive.

2 Comments

  1. December 16, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    OOH…..and then what happened?

  2. December 16, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Of course, he falls in love! With an absolutely beautiful maiden!

    And carries her off to live happily ever after in a castle in the middle of sugar cane fields in the middle of an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean!


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