Saturday, April 7, 2012

G is for Gee

Excerpt from my short story Melvin Gee's Short Trip to Hell, for the April A-Z Challenge.

I will post excerpts from various writings daily.

"I'm Melvin Gee," Melvin said, holding out his hand, which a few moments ago had been little more than a fleshy sack of shattered bones, crushed along with the rest of his body beneath a mangled Ford F150. "I'm not sure I'm in the right place, but heck, I just followed one of the lights."

"One of the lights? That's unusual." The angel looked at Melvin's offered handshake. Then she checked a clipboard in her left hand, tapped it with a feathery pen in her right hand, nodded, and looked back up at Melvin. "Melvin Michael Gee?"

"Yes ma'am."

"Hmm," the angel said. "Looks right. Whatever, let's go. We have to get you signed in with the big guy."

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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


Anne Gallagher said...

So cute.

Unknown said...

Like I said before, I love that you're doing excerpts.

Also, thank you for your suggestion on my fiction flash on E -- I think I'll follow your suggestions for that piece.

--Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

Twitter: @AprilA2Z

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Wonder if he really was supposed to be there?

Grammy said...

Hi, I enjoyed the excerpt. Looks interesting. Like Diane, (above) I wonder too, if he was supposed to be there. Best regards to you, Ruby

Roland D. Yeomans said...

That looked-on but not shaken hand does seem foreboding, doesn't it, Gammy and Diane?

Nick Wilford said...


No, seriously, I liked this excerpt. The angel doesn't seem too sure at all. Not a very warm welcome!

Sarah Tokeley said...

That is a fabulous title :-)

The Armchair Squid said...

Hi there! Visiting from A-Z. Good luck with the challenge.