Waiting for Tomorrow

Black Sun is a chapter and a half away from being ready for beta readers. I am so excited I can hardly stand it. Years of work, ready for people in the world to experience and enjoy.  A step closer to the reality of a dream.

So rather than boring you all with more revision talk, how about something special from my special files of short works. This is an excerpt from the short story I told you about on May 23rd. The working title right now is “Waiting for Tomorrow”. This would be the opening mood setter. It’s still rough, but is starting to shape up.

“The lieutenant stomped his boots in the snow, gaining back momentary feeling in his feet.  Brief but satisfying none the less.  He gazed out at the large black structure that stared at them day and night.  The gate to nowhere they’d been “assigned” to watch for the last six months did the same thing it did everyday…nothing.  Just hung there in the middle of the Dakotas, big and ominous and empty.  If it did something, maybe he could keep his men’s mind on their task better, but no.  Some swore it hummed; he’d never heard it.”

Inversion

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About Courtney Sloan

A New Orleans native, Courtney Sloan relocated to the hills of Central Maryland after Hurricane Katrina. There she lives with her husband and fellow author, J.P. Sloan, their son and their crazy German Shepherd pup. Adding to her writing life, Courtney is also a professor at the local college and enjoys learning a world of new ideas from her students as she teaches them about writing and communicating. Courtney’s New Orleans upbringing has left her with a love for the macabre and a flare for the next to normal. She writes speculative fiction with a variety of horror and sass mixed in for flavor. She loves taking the world of politics that haunts us now, and adding the supernatural to create a gumbo of thrills to keep you up at night. A self-proclaimed lover of way too many fandoms, Courtney also loves crafting. From blankets to jams to stories, it’s always better homemade. View all posts by Courtney Sloan

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