Blue Lines, Blue Lines Twenty-Six: Clearing for Revelations, California, Clearing for Revelations, fiction, Key Yemaya Walker, Keypsiia, Sacramento, UNC Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
My mind has been so scattered lately, and though I have “inspiration,” and a muse fueling my thoughts, I’d rather escape from that right now, because lack of sleep and repetition can easily lead down a path of saying something I should not currently. This excerpt is from Blue Lines: Chapter 24: Clearing For Revelations (pp262- 264).
The following is an amended version of one of my favorite scenes in Blue Lines, and part of the sample that I extracted the one time that I shopped the unprepared manuscript through a friend. It follows a major arc from the previous chapter, however my aim for this scene was to show my female protagonist in an form of beauty that was not a normal description with her trying to prepare herself as such. It takes place in the late morning while she sits outside her dorm.
Keypsiia huddled on the cement stairwell and her mind became lost in the icy shower. She stared at the puddle as the raindrops augmented its area on the red brick walkway. Her distorted reflection made her heart giggle. Peaceful moments as such were what she longed for. Her release was found alone in the splendor of nature. Her lips grew into a wide grin as she mindlessly became consumed by the weather. The wind whipped loose strands of her hair that were finding freedom from her Scünci, but she was unconcerned. She pulled the oversized jacket closer to her body and her mind drifted as she continued to watch as the puffs of her warm breath escaped into the cool air of the wintry day.
“Hi Keypsiia, how have you been,” a familiar, but timid voice broke her solace. Continue reading