Here Is The First Chapter Of My NaNoWriMo
November 21, 2011 § 4 Comments
April. A P R I L. I felt it in the air. I could taste the name on my tongue and push the letters against my teeth. I heard it whispered into my ear and could see it on artistically framed art pieces. My heart beat the five letters as if in Morse code and my fingers began to trace them onto my arm.
I had just been standing up from the curb where I had been sitting, outside of the local drug store, trying to tie my shoe without putting down any of the bags I had just procured for my sister. It was a bit of a balancing act, me holding the bags and twisting my laces at the same time. And then, suddenly April.
It was palpable. It was… a change in temperature, a change in atmosphere maybe. A man rode by on his bike, a woman walked her dog. They didn’t notice it. I sat back down on the curb, clutching my head into my hands.
It didn’t hurt really, it was just strong.
I took my black sharpie from my bag, and looked down on the thigh area of my jeans. They were already covered in words, categorized by life and death, linked in color, shape and resemblance. I wrote the name APRIL over all of it.