Nane Quartay


Imperfect Lies

Posted by NaneQuartay on March 23, 2011 at 8:19 PM

This is my first stab at blogging. A few minutes ago I finished typing this beautiful entry into this blog - basically it concerned the three parts of a story that give me the most trouble. The beginning, the middle and the end. The beginning is my favorite because I'm usually full of fire at the onset, but the middle? I start looking like MC Hammer on crack, Humpty!!! And the ending is absolutely bananas because sometimes you don't like the ending, sometimes you don't want to end or even know where to end. Anyway, after I finished this beautiful blog, it was erased! I really, really hate that. So here is an excerpt from a story that will be a entry in my next novel. It's called Renny Knox.


     “Renny. I’m pregnant.”


     Not a deep thought or a deeply profound reaction but it was all he could muster up at the moment. Leshelle watched him intently; concern etched across her face as she wondered where the next few moments would lead. In truth, she had no idea what her next move would be, this pregnancy was unplanned and unwanted but now it was inevitable. She cared for Renny, she had been attracted to his brooding, good looks from the moment she had seen him and developed a deep affection for his humor and sometimes serious demeanor, but a baby was different. While it was true that they shared a strong connection, the specter of fatherhood was frightening; in fact she was also confused.

    “Say something,” she said.

     A line from a Bill Withers song popped into his head. Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone. To Leshelle he said, “How do you feel about it ‘Shelle?” Leshelle was his innocent sexy – that is what he called her – her thickness had lured him with a pull he couldn’t resist but her smile and that twinkle in her startling green eyes is what kept him hungry for her. “And even more… how do you feel about me?”

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