"My Summer Vacation by Terrance Wade" is sitting at home - too far away for me to work on it on my lunch break. And Rioss is finished, hopefully getting edited soon. Rioss II is a project that I don't want to undertake until Rioss is being queried. I should probably finish my other projects too.
"My Summer Vacation by Terrance Wade" is about Terrance Wade - a precarious little kid that gets kidnapped by his mother over the summer vacation. He tells an epic tale of adventure, even though he should be scared because he's been kidnapped. But that's not Terry's style - he likes "seeing the world." This might end up being my first self-published short story - as I'm aiming for 5-10k, and it sits at 2.5k right now. A small goal, but I think I need smaller goals right now while Rioss is in the balance.
But, I'm still writing. Here's my silly little flash fiction piece:
Sometimes the scratching is more than I can bear. It seeps into my head, swirling around my brain and crawls deep within the recesses of my nervous system. I want to scream. I want to claw and tear out my own skin, but they tell me that’s crazy. There’s nothing there, it’s all in my head.
But what you can’t hear, I can. It sounds like distant clicking of tongues mixed with a small undertone of bee hums. And they dance around in human flesh, pretending to be normal. Pretending to be like us. After a few too many drinks, after they let their guard down, after they overindulge on the fantasies and pleasures earth promised them, you can see it. Just a flicker, just a moment, but the whites in their eyes flash to black. And their pupils shrink to the size of a pin. The color of their eyes turns bright yellow.
And they say I’m crazy, but the woman who made that decision is one of them. I’m sure of it. There’s no such thing as aliens, and they certainly don’t wear human skin. They are wrong. So so so wrong. And as the humming gets closer and threatens to burst my cells from the inside out, I see him. He’s the one that I’ve been waiting for. He’s their leader.
He must die.