Sunday, April 1, 2012

A is for Anna Marie

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.


What did you do to me? Percy said to Anna Marie. He thought the words and she heard them, even as they both fed on their living mother.

I gave you life, Anna Marie thought back to him.

I had life. I had happiness. I was fine living in the moon's shadow.

You were alone, Anna Marie said.

And what does that matter, being alone? I am Gamjen the Watcher. All I need are the stars.

You'll forget about all that.

Forget about the stars? Never.

I mean you'll forget about who you are. That's part of it. You are Percy Freebottom, now. You forget everything when you come down. You remember it now, but soon you'll un-learn it all, and learn to speak like they do, with their mouths and faces.


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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

9 comments:

Mary@GigglesandGuns said...

Made me curious about the work,
Great way to showcase.

Ciara said...

Ah, you got me to notice. :) Look forward to more A to z posts. I'm a new follower. Enjoy the challenge!

Danni Foley said...

Ooh! What a nice teaser! Definitely left me wanting more :)

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

Interesting little tid-bit. Will have to stay tuned.

Misha Gericke said...

So cool! My mom's name is Anna-Marie. :-D

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm intrigued now, Eric.

And we both went with excerpts from our books. Great minds think alike.

Susan Oloier said...

Hmmm...I am very interested to know more.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Fascinating way to start the challenge, Eric. I thought she would be Anna Marie Presley! LOL.

DeniseCovey_L_Aussie said...

Hi Eric. Great marketing tool. We will all be hanging on your every word. Sounds intriguing. Love the cover too. You're a great writer.

Thanks for visiting/commenting on my childhood blogger post.

Denise