I've been promising a sequel to A Chip In His Shoulder for a while now, and that sequel is finally happening. So, here is the first ever snippet of Liam and Daniel's return in Something New Under The Sun, as Daniel gets his first ever look at the Gutter:
Thick, low-hanging haze obscured upper floor windows and shrouded streetlamps in greenish-yellow halos. A heavy, cold downdraft from above blew down the back of my collar and kicked trash and debris around on the streets and sidewalks.
Though the streets were deserted, they were anything but quiet. From inside the towering factories made of brick and concrete, industrial machinery hummed and clanged, and loud music thumped from within the walls of ramshackle buildings covered in mismatched aluminum siding and half burned-out neon lights. Down an alley, a man with his pants around his ankles fucked a barely-dressed woman against the graffiti-covered bricks, burying his face against her neck and going at it in the hurried, animalistic fashion of a man trying to get off as quickly as possible. I couldn’t decide if she looked bored, wasted, or both.
Want to play along? It’s fun and easy!
1. pick a project – a current WIP, contracted work or even something readers can buy if you’re published
2. pick six sentences
3. post ‘em on your blog or website on Sunday