After a year of much writing and drafting and lots of support, I have completed the novel I began writing last summer. Here is “Sarah & The Golden Age” (chapters 1-5), my first young adult sci-fi fantasy adventure about a young girl who gets whisked off to a new world full of mystery, adventure and danger. Even though the protagonist is a teenager, the story is accessible to adults as well.
The story is about an orphan named Sarah who is transported by Lux, a handsome stranger, to another world where she learns about her destiny. The universe is about to move into a new dimension and Sarah becomes aware of her new powers that are a result of the shift. Sarah comes to play an integral part in the battle of good versus evil against a nefarious advanced race of beings who claim ownership of the Earth and its inhabitants. With the help of friends from her past and present, and with a growing connection to Lux who saves her life on more than one occasion, Sarah learns what the true meaning of her life is in ways she could have never imagined.
This is my first children’s story inspired by Father’s Day and the beautiful, sunny weekend.
Stitches slip run quick
Go over to your brother
Take that away
Bring me that face
He sits me
Watch out for those wolves
Don’t go out tonight
Once I was driving at night
at a speed.
A big fump
and a body careened over me
into the ditch.
A girl I knew once had a disappearing reappearing mother.
First there was the motorbike crash with the parents
when they were both very young.
The father died.
Her mother got amnesia she was injured so bad,
went away from the family because she didn’t know them.
Some Men & I
There’s a series of big dark monsters in a man.
I see them circle round him
black, heavy and crackling,
like switchblades slicing over and back in front of his face
so you can’t get in and he can’t get out.
So… I’m sorry, he says.
Good, I say.
We had fun.
I think we’re in love.