One of the reasons I started this blog is that, for the first time in a long time, I want to write. I have a Creative Writing Background, but motivation was thin on the ground for a while. I’m out of practice, so every now and then, I’ll post snippets that I’ve come up with, both to open them up to something resembling a forum and to keep them together for my own purpose. Feedback is always welcome.
I was laying on the bed where I’d slept as a child, watching the ceiling fan blades spin, when I heard voices drift in through the open window.
“I heard she don’t believe in nothin’ no more.”
A rocking chair creaked against the porch next door.
“Well, everybody believes in somethin’.”
I closed my eyes, sighed, and stretched my arms out behind my head to close the window as quietly as I could. The voices from next door faded to intermittent noise and the words became indistinguishable behind the drone of the mosquitoes.