A Beginning (I Think)

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.