Hey there! Thanks so much for stopping by! First of all, let me apologize for my lack of blog visits over the last few days. We are in renovation madness in our new home and every minute of the day is spent cleaning, painting, caulking, priming, texturing, etc.
Kind of like home revisions. (writer humor there)
BTW did you notice today is 9/10/11 ??? Pretty cool, huh? I suspect tomorrow will be an assortment of memorial posts on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 attacks on the WTC. It should be an emotional day.
So I hope to catch up with as many of you as I can and share your memories with you. Recently, I joined a blog chain and every month is a new topic the group posts on different days. The topic this month, is "It was a dark and stormy night ..." Free flow fiction of any kind.
Here's my entry... just made it up off the top of my head for this post, so keep an open mind. ;)
It was a dark and stormy night. That's how I liked it. The bleary darkness let me blend in with ease. Blending is what gave predators their advantage, and it was time for me to face the truth: I was, indeed, a predator.
Forced from the only home I've ever known, the burning, insatiable desire inside had propelled me onward. The other kids at the orphanage would be safer without me there. Once six year old Megan came up missing, I knew. It was time to move on. Memories of the attacks were like debris on the ocean tides--always just out of reach. I'd never wanted to hurt anyone. But the blood coursing through my veins was now no longer my own.
I was a changeling: a new breed of demon that mythology and fairy tales had never introduced me to. And I was out for more blood.
Okay, okay ... not the best or the longest.... but that's what came out of my head after the topic sentence. Interesting where the mind goes, isn't it? I've never written anything paranormal in my life, but for some reason this piece was headed that way.
If you want to see more on the blog chain, check out Eric, who went before me yesterday, and Michelle McLean who posts tomorrow.
Thanks again to all who've stopped by. I just got internet hooked up at the new house so I hope to be back in blog action and hopping around soon!!
Have you ever started writing something and been surprised at what came out? Has it ever been anything out of your usual genre? Please share ...