Monday, April 2, 2012

B is for Billy Ray & the Babe

Excerpt from my debut novel Out of the Great Black Nothing, for the April A-Z Challenge.

I will post excerpts from various writings daily.

Billy Ray wadded up the painting tape and threw it basketball-style over the top of the BMW, into the corner trashcan. He turned and walked down the hallway toward the front office. He ran his fingers over the NASCAR hood hanging on the wall, a dented Dale Earnhardt #3 hood of questionable authenticity, and when he rounded the corner he saw Lopez behind the counter.

The woman who owned the BMW was standing on the other side of the counter, and she looked out-of-place, with her nice shirt and tight ponytail. Billy Ray couldn't tell what she was wearing below the waist, and he wasn't sure it mattered. He could stare at the top half of her until his eyes burned out.

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Eric W. Trant is a published author of several short stories and the novel Out of the Great Black Nothing. He is currently represented by Debrin Case at Open Heart Publishing. See more of Eric's work here: Publications


Matthew MacNish said...


Just kidding. Glad to have you in my section of the list, because it looks like you've got an excellent theme picked out.

Stina said...

This is a cool idea for the blog challenge!

Thanks for your comments on my QT post last week. They were perfect. I was away on vacation, and only now had a chance to read them.

Wine and Words said...

:) Guess he's definitely a breast man. Just curious...are you posting your favorite excerpts from the books, or just picking at random based on the A-Z blog theme?

Jai Joshi said...

Cool excerpt, Eric! I'm wondering what that woman at the counter will say to him.


Phoenix said...

Great excerpt! "basketball-style" is a wonderful phrase and now I'm very curious as to what will transpire between BMW Woman and Billy Ray :). I'm curious to read more!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi ... it is fun to meet the peeps from your book!

Kathy M.

Patricia Stoltey said...

The "eyes burned out" phrase made me smile. Excerpts are a great approach to the A to Z Challenge, Eric.

Patricia Stoltey

Unknown said...

I like the idea of using extracts for the A to Z. Keeping them short made it possible for me to read both posts.

Danni said...

I am loving this theme! I am very much enjoying the little excerpts. Can't wait to read on! :D