Saturday, October 10, 2009

Been There

“Most arrivers fulfill their post-earth missions a lot sooner, Jonathan.”
Jonathan did not blink. Arrivers? Ah, yes, he had been called that long ago, when he returned from earth. His head ached and he rubbed his forehead with his thumb and fingers.
“Guardians Unlimited has had your stats on file for a long time.”
Jonathan already knew that. He had taken great care to inform anyone who looked at his file to have a clear understanding of his lack of desire to go back to earth as a guardian, after all the facilitator had said to be totally honest. He had expected that no one would ever choose him. He glanced over at Celeste who quietly studied him.
“I, uh, …” he stammered. Once chosen, he knew there was no way out of it. He knew that it was not only expected of him, but required. The only comfort to him was that in his interview those many years ago, he had requested a … he looked up at Celeste, surprised. He had specifically requested a client with an early marked death. He sighed with relief, okay, that’s right—she wouldn’t last long on earth, which meant that neither would he.


Betsy Love said...

Love it, girl!

Theresa Small Sneed said...

Thanks Betsy!

Anonymous said...

I like the cover - it is very intriging! I could read the comments below the title and really like how the letters look like they are waving and free-flowing. It could be set a smidgen larger, but the way it is your face is pulled toward the book and it is eerie - but I think that is good.
Barbara B

Theresa Small Sneed said...

Thanks Barbara!

Stephanie Abney said...

LOVE THIS!!! Can't wait for it to get published. You are a marvel, Theresa!! :)

Theresa Small Sneed said...

Thanks Stephanie!