Monday, February 7, 2011

Scratching an Itch

I've been wanting to delve into short story writing again, so I'm indulging myself.  Got a pretty good start on one un-surprisingly juicy story.  It goes a little something like this...

You can never get away with anything in a small town.

He knew that.  He’d lived there his whole life, all thirty-two years of it- minus the two years his family spent in South America as a boy while his father was in the military.  That taste of life abroad changed him.  He couldn’t quite put his finger on it, but nothing in rural Kansas ever seemed quite the same after experiencing life on another continent.  

But still, now as a thirty-two year old father of two and successful managing editor of the Greensburg Signal, the humdrum of the Midwestern small town life seemed to permeate even his skin and suck the energy out of him.  But suffocating as it was at times, the familiarity and monotony of life provided a certain sense of comfort for him.  This was the life his father before him had lived, this was the life he always wanted as a boy- and this was the life he was being quite successful in leading.

(Then something REALLY dramatic happens.  Ha ha!)

Yada yada yada.  Guess if you wanna know the ending, you're gonna have to buy the book. :)


Andrea said...

Ready to read the rest.....