Hey people. This is actually a little piece for Voice Week, which takes place at http://voiceweek.wordpress.com/ I’m using voices of secondary characters from the novel I’m finishing, the Last Ginger. I would have loved to have written new characters, or a new story, for VW but I couldn’t shake that the feeling that I should be focusing on discovering more about my preexisting characters. This one is Dominic.
It started with Rachel scaring the shit out of us, creeping in her black hood. But you could see her golden hair like rays of sun. I kissed her when I saw her perfect face, but she couldn’t stop smiling. None of us could.
We ran through the City like criminals, which at this point we were. Rese was slow and Amos stopped to scoop her. You could see it in the way Molly watched him carry her sister, how they spoke despite the silence, that they were something.
That’s why I didn’t get him right away when I hid. All he wanted was her, and she died.
He tells me to this day it’s not my fault any more than Rachel is his. But Rachel’s not dead yet, only married.