Story Extracts

“Are you hungry? I’m starving.”
“Me too.”
“Well there’s a snack machine behind us, I have…”
Fishing through my pockets I counted out all my loose change.
“Twenty seven, no twenty eight pence.”
“I have another six, it’s not much.”
“I’ll see if I can find us something to share, shall I?”
She smiled slightly as she dropped the coins into my hand, that’s a good sign, right? I made my way down past the rows of empty chairs and back around, across the white tiled floor to the huge machine and looked along the display.
“Anything nice?”
“No, there’s nothing for less than… or actually.”
Resting one hand gently againt the side of the machine, I started feeding the coins in one by one.
“What are you doing?”
“It just seems the right thing.”
As the last coin dropped in, I closed my eyes and relaxed, feeling almost as though some part of my mind was flowing into this metal contraption, moments later, I heard the sound of a couple of bags of crisps falling. I quite like the prawn ones, so I guess… we shall see.
“I got you a bag of crisps, I didn’t know what flavour you wanted, so…”
“Ah, chicken, my favourite.”
“Lucky guess, I suppose, thinking on the same level. I… well…”
Just tell her, perfect time. or is it? She likes me, I think, on some level, why complicate things right now?
“I found some more money in my other pocket, should have thought to look there before.”
“So I guess I owe you…”
“Forget about it. Well, what do we do now, sitting here, alone… I expect you have heard all about this end of the world thing coming up?”
“I think everyone knows about that now.”
“Yes, well, apparently it is not the end, as such. You know the new theory that’s coming quite popular? Apparently people ‘in touch with their inner spirit’ as they say, you know, nice, kind, generous sorts of people, will suddenly develop mystical powers of some sort.”
“I hadn’t heard of that one yet.”
“No? Well, who knows, I guess all we can do is wait and see what happens on the 21st. Not long to go now.”

New extract up, section of my newest, still mostly unplanned idea, this just came to me in the middle of the night, main character, possibly Jimmy or Nathaniel, or Lucas, or something else, sitting in a waiting room, with the girl that he quite likes. Now, all I have to do is decide what they are waiting for, and where everyone else is.

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