Sunday, June 17, 2018

Continuing the Story...

“Hey, Jade. What’s going on?”

Jade stammered, not sure of how to explain her situation. “Um…Phillip…I’m…well, you see…”

“Jade, spit it out. What’s the problem?”

“I’m in the hospital. They want to send me to the psychiatric ward.”


“Jade, I don’t know what to say.”

“Say you’ll get me out of here!”

“Okay, give me the facts. And be honest.”

Jade told him the entire story without embellishing on it. After she was done, she heard a large sigh from Phillip and knew she wasn’t going to hear what she’d hope for.

“You have to spend the seventy-four hours there. What you do and what they see from you will determine the outcome and their recommendations.”

“I see. So that’s it. I have to stay here.”

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I'm excited about the progress I'm making on this story. I'm planning on giving small snippets every time I post so you can see what's going on.

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." J.R.R. Tolkien

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Excerpt From My New Novel

I wanted to share a small except from the new novel I'm working on. I haven't decided on a title yet, but "A Walk Through Hell and Back" has been my working title. Perhaps I'll change it a few times as this progresses. I'm sure you know what I mean. Your comments are appreciated

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The nurse slipped through the sliding glass door and Jade heard the click of a lock as the door shut. I’m locked in here? What’s going on? Outside the door she could see a security guard hanging around, leaning against the desk at the nurse’s station. Jade eyes searched the room for her clothes, but didn’t see them. She wanted to get up and leave! But all she had on was a short, cotton gown that was open in the back. Her bra and panties were gone also. She wouldn’t get very far like this, even if she could get the door unlocked and avoid the waiting security guard.

The sliding glass door opened again. A tall man wearing blue scrubs and a while coat entered and stepped up to the computer attached to the wall in the room.
“I’m Doctor Gaele, one of the emergency room doctors. Let’s see…you arrived about two hours ago and it looks like you overdosed on insulin. Is that correct?”

Jade nodded, keeping silent. Her stomach knotted up as her hands clenched together.