I am publishing a multi chapter story on Channillo.com. This is the opening section of the first one, hopefully people will like it, and check it out.
Amy DiVita stepped from the heat of the Pink Zebra into the cooling night air, smiling as she spotted Richard Kingsley. “Hey Rick! You didn’t need to wait out here for me,” she kissed him in greeting.
“I didn’t want to brave Michael’s cooking again,” he smirked.
“He’s improving. One customer asked for seconds last week,” Richard’s response was cut off by the sounds of a fight coming from the alley.
She automatically headed in that direction, only for Richard to grab her sleeve, pulling her back. “Don’t be stupid Ames! Anything could be happening in there! He snapped worriedly.
“Somebody might be hurt. Call the police and an ambulance.” She stole his lighter “I’ll be okay,” Amy smiled before ducking into the alley; she flicked the wheel of the lighter, giving herself some light. The weak light darted across the red brick buildings, and then ghosted over the two struggling figures. She watched in horror, as the man still standing raised a knife to stab the man on the ground “Leave him alone!” she cried out without thinking. The knife wielding man hissed, his yellow tinted eyes shining with malice. She pressed the button on her rape alarm, as he started to walk towards her. The shrill noise reverberated off the surrounding buildings and scared him. He vanished into the night.
I'm a thirty something woman who lives in the north of England. I have been a writer for as long as I can remember, creating stories both written and verbal since childhood. While studying at Edge Hill College, I got several poems published by a small publisher in the USA, and in Europe. I have been part of several writing groups, and done quite a few courses in a attempt to hone my writing skills further. I love reading different genres of fiction, knowing that the best way to develop my own writing, and my vocabulary is by exposing myself to the different ways that other people choose to describe things.
The most recent writing course that I've been part of, run by a published author, included a exercise in which we were challenged to read things that we would never usually even look at.
It inspired me to take up a challenge. Namely to attempt to read at least one book by every author which is stocked in my local library. I soon realised that I was being far too ambitious, especially given the fact that every library rotates their stock too often for me to keep track.
I've decided to instead attempt to read a book every day, starting with a author whose surname begins with A, and ending with a author whose surname begins with Z. It doesn't matter what the topic of the book is, or if it's fiction or non fiction, everything is useful for me at the minute.
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