Sunday, June 9, 2013

The End of the World Ch. 5 Barnacle Burgers

The view shifted and changed as the car followed the curving road, but never varied from the seemingly endless expanse of ocean. Darcy picked up her phone and flicked through her old messages. Rick’s last text to her made her pause, just a simple ‘c u l8r’ to confirm he was going to Jenna’s last party. Darcy felt a lump in her throat and blinked away tears as she wrote on the screen, then she stared at her words before canceling.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The End of the World Ch. 4 A Chance

Darcy became slowly conscious of the room around her. Sitting up gingerly she rubbed her eyes, trying to open them, but her eyelids felt leaden, sleep clinging to them in desperation. When she tried to look around she felt as if sand was blowing into her eyes. She rubbed again waiting for the feeling to pass, but it wouldn’t.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The End of the World Ch.3 A Night Adrift


Darcy rose stiffly to her feet; the seemingly dry earth beneath the tree had seeped it’s hidden dampness into her body as she sat there, leaving her shivering. She rubbed her face; her head throbbed with a dull ache from her crying.

Monday, January 31, 2011

The End of the World Ch.2 Too Much


Darcy closed the door in a movement torn between wanting to slam it and wishing it wouldn’t be heard. She reached the middle of the room before her father’s quiet steps behind her made her aware of him. Unwillingly she turned to look at him; his face was set.

Monday, January 10, 2011

The End of the World Ch.1 Gull's Nest


The sign still dangled on its well worn post, proclaiming the cottage to be for sale, as Darcy guessed it had for a long time. She shuddered and drew up her shoulders; the air was strange here, smelling of the sea, salty and cold and nothing like the air in Bridgeport.