My manuscript has gone its merry way to the place where completed manuscripts end up! With the publisher.
Time for a preview?
It’s now time….
Here we go…. Read on
‘Daniel, do it. Take your life into your own hands’, it mocks him, laughing as it taunted.
‘This isn’t the freedom I’m after!’ His cry is from his heart.
‘You misunderstand freedom, Daniel. You want freedom? Then break free, step off into the unknown. Come follow me!’
The mocking voice drives his confused mind unrelentingly into a place of greater instability.
‘Leave me alone!’ Dan screams.
The strong Atlantic air current pushes against his body, his raised arms making him unstable. He wavers in the wind, unsteady on his feet.
Momentarily, neurotically, believing he is enjoying the instability of the erratic swaying sensation, despite the pounding of his heart and the rising tension disturbing his mind. His breathing is rushed – he is panicking – yet doing nothing to prevent disaster.
‘Go on. Don’t be scared. Take the first step. For once take your life into your own hands, and follow me’, repeats the eerie voice.
It unrelentingly continues challenging Dan.
‘Stop shrinking back from decision-making. For once, take control.’
‘I want freedom, not death.’ His cry is weak and unconvincing.
‘Death is without sting for those who believe. Death brings freedom. You do believe this?’ taunts the demonic voice.
‘Set yourself free from being controlled. Think for yourself. Be a man, Daniel. Follow me. Step into the unknown.’
A shudder passes through Dan’s body. Confusion compounds.
A bewildered cry to the heavens comes from deep within his tortured soul. ‘Not this way. Freedom isn’t found this way . . . Oh God, help me!’
Around him, thunderclaps travelling across the sky echo around the hills as if the taunting spirit is spreading its fingers wide, throwing lightning from the booming clouds suddenly formed overhead, -determined to frighten the man on the cliff edge as a battle rages in the heavens.
Dan stands his ground, whispering, ‘God, help me . . . to live.’
Just a teaser. The Fortune Seekers should be published end of June on Xlibris .com.au and all ebook sites.