Over the next few weeks, I will be offering a free preview of several chapters of New Middleport: The Senses of Weiland Kershaw. This dystopian fiction book is the first in a series revolving around a main character that uses extraordinary senses to survive in a city controlled by ruthless rulers. I wanted to take this opportunity to share a preview of my first book as a sneak peak into the fall release of part two that I'm currently working on.
“Do you hear that Weiland?” I remember when my dad would sit me underneath the bathroom sink during his showers. The cabinet doors to the sink would be closed, and it was his way of trying to adapt my ears to hear beyond outside noises. I respond as innocently as possible, “Other than the water?” My dad appreciated my humor when I was ready to answer his questions correctly. He used to say that humor is the only way to see beyond the sunshine.
His glance toward one of his fallen trackers tells me they have some. The thug knows there's only one end coming between the two of us now that I know there's something of value and he makes a futile attempt to pull a knife from his boot. His fingertips can only wish they were close enough to grab at something as he tastes another quick stab. At this point, he can only squirm at his neck as he falls to the floor. He gives me his final pale stare within a few seconds. It is a gruesome scene, but nothing less if they would've gotten their hands on me first. At least I gave them some dignity of ending it without demonstration.
© 2011 S. T. Lakata
Stay tuned for another free preview at the end of this week. My book is currently available through the Kindle and Nook.