Because I do this

  • Posted on: 21 June 2008
  • By: MeiLin

A psychic friend told me recently I'd have three serial going at some point. GK is one, the second one, I think, is tentatively called "Lainie" and is about an indentured servant, and the third may be this one, which is tentatively called 40 "50":

He saw her before he heard her, standing on the pier in the mercury lights with a couple of bored-looking people who must have been friends. She looked strong, and she handled her guitar more like a shovel, but there was something graceful in her movements. As he got closer, he began to hear her over the wind and surf, singing strong and passionate against railing acoustic strings:

Broken bottles under children's feet
Bodies strewn across the dead end street
But I won't heed the battle call
It puts my back up
Puts my back up against the wall...

Jeremy loved that song, and to hear it again, even on an acoustic guitar on a Manhattan Beach pier instead of on his iPod on Manhattan Island made him almost visibly ache. He set his chin and followed the sound of a song that wouldn't be written for four more years.

We'll see.


V's picture


I'm not entirely sure what to make of that excerpt, but I'm really pretty sure I'm gonna like it. I must now resist the temptation to encourage you, lest it draw energy away from IHGK, where I'm already addicted and even superhuman writing output wouldn't be enough to sate my hunger.

Nye's picture


It sounds very curious. I'd like to read more, of course.

Han-pan's picture


Now a friend who is such would be a completely different story. But the "store front" psychics or whatever...Idunno. I had a palm reading once that was totally off base on a couple of things, including the insistence that I was seeking a relationship and should get into one with a dude named Justin. >.>;

BUTANYWAY I-m so happy
I love that song Pardon And this little snippet does sound extremely intriguing but I think I agree with V on it xD!

MeiLin's picture

Most High

srsly, she's scary good.

Katie's picture


are you sure you're not starting two more just cuz she said you would be?
Or just a third, since it sounds like you'd already started the second one..

MeiLin's picture

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I've had the germ of "50" in my head for years, rather like the germ of "Two Kingdoms." I started actually writing "Lainie" before anything.

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