(Word Count: 2062)
As usual, Greer loses the staring contest, dropping his eyes to his canvas sneakers. They are the only pair he owns, and as a result, are stained beige, have countless rips and tears, and worst of all: “Aren’t even brand name!” Beans had said when he had gotten them. Or, more accurately, his mom had bought him from a secondhand store.
(Word Count: 924)
“I’mo puke,” Beans announces.
“Tough shit,” Christian tells her. “Can’t you see we’re on the Gardiner?”
“You’re such an asshole,” Beans says. “Your empathy obviously walked out with your wife.”
From the backseat, Greer winces.
Here’s a taste of my novel, “Nature Boy.” Only two sentences make up the entirety of the prologue.
So this is what it feels like to be in the back of a squad car. Greer ducks as the vehicle speeds through the city, trying to hide in case someone he knows should see him.
Here’s a blurb of what my novel’s all about, which can be seen on my NaNoWriMo profile.
Greer Matthews is fifteen years old. His mother has just flown the coop, so now he and his pregnant nineteen-year-old sister are in the reluctant care of his brother, Christian, whose wife just left him. Teased and tormented by his older siblings, neglected by his peers, and estranged from his mother, Greer knows not of love – until he meets
LeilaniMaya who educates him – albeit, unknowingly – on the topic…and whose intentions he misinterprets.
The title,”Nature Boy”, was inspired by the song by the same name. There are many versions, but Nat King Cole’s is my favourite, so I’m posting it here for your enjoyment. OK, mostly mine.