Friday, August 17, 2012

Crossing Over

Just posting a small excerpt of one of my short stories, mainly because I want to show off the cover my brother made for me in case I want to self-pub it. Though at the moment I'm trying the subbing thing. :D

Crossing Over
Horror, Short Story, by t.pittman

A movement to his left caught Brian's eye as he turned his head to peer out the driver's window. The cloud seemed to be thinning and he could see a woman rising up between the pickup and the railing; without thinking he reached for the door handle. His first reaction was to get out and help her, but something in her movement stopped him. She reminded him of a puppet--as if someone was pulling her strings. Her arms jerked upwards while her legs worked beneath her rigidly trying to force the rest of her body into a standing position. Brian sat frozen as she turned towards the window. Her eyes were red and drops of blood fell from the corners like tears. Brian remembered seeing a dog with eyes like that once; it had been hit by a car: internal bleeding. He wondered if she had gotten trampled on.

 
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but if you click on it, it will enlarge the picture
If you'll notice, in the bottom left corner...it's the dragon I did in front of a moon. :D

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    1. um...is that a good wow, a wth wow, or a that sucks wow? *is worried* Whichever one it may be, I thank you, Bettie, for reading it. :)

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  2. That cover is PERFECT for that story! I don't blame you for wanting to show it off. Good luck on the submission track, fingers crossed for you, (but what an awesome cover as a backup). And that image of the jerky puppet body in the story? *shudders* Seriously love it. (BTW it's me, Soapy. In case the ID thingy doesn't work. I think your blog hates me. :P)

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    1. Noooo, Soapy, my blog loves you! :D Thank you! Right! I think he did a great job on the cover, exactly what I wanted. Well, I may have him get rid of the skull...he liked it, but I'm not so sure about it. Thank you so much for visiting and commenting. It means a lot to me. :)

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  3. I think the cover complements the story. The story is very concise and visceral. Not a wasted word.

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    1. Thank you! So nice of you to take the time to read it and comment. Thank you for visiting my blog. :)

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  4. I love the cover and the story! Obviously, you come from a very talented family. :) And, (I've been meaning to tell you this for ages) great blog!

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    1. Hey, Gail! Thank you. And this is true, most of my family are artists. My dad sells stain glass art, and my little brother has some work on the internet he sells. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and reading it.Very happy to have you on here. *hugs*

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