Saturday, January 2, 2010

I Am Ocilla

I am so new to this and hopefully I will get better as I go along. The biggest news in my life right now is my book won Marcher Lord Press's Premise Contest along with two other wonderful writers. Mike Johnson won with The Haunting at Cowhole Mountain and Gerald Simms won with Dreamwalker. Forty-nine authors competed for the prize of a full read by Jeff Gerke. There were so many wonderful entries. I feel so honored to have been a part of this first time event. As my first post, I have posted the introduction to I Am Ocilla. Hope you all like it. Also, drop by Marcher Lord Press and see all the wonderful speculative Christian fiction.

The darkness of my abyss is consuming. Direction is irrelevant and time is worthless. If only I could pinpoint the moment when it all faded and I became nothing, then maybe I would be able to crawl back into existence. I am neither tired nor fully awake and my heartbeat is an echoed thrum of worthless hope.

I am Ocilla. That I know for sure. As I sit in this prison of emptiness, no other memory surfaces. My thoughts are blank and no matter how hard I try, I cannot get passed the imaginary barricade in my mind’s eye. The only sound is the drip, drip, dripping in the distance and I am all alone in this hell. They will come for me soon and then, I will be no more.


  1. As soon as I saw this header in my inbox "CRAZY MOUNTAIN WOMAN", I laughed out loud! that title ROX!
    This is going to be one of my favorite blogs to visit.
    One teenie tiny thing. You misspelled Jeff Gerke's name. : ) You don't want to insult your future editor out of the gate, darlink. ; )
    How do I become a follower of this blog? I wanna be your first groupie.

  2. never mind, I got it. And drat! I was your second. : )

  3. I am big sister. That I know for sure. As I sit in front of my prison of pixels, no other site will open. My thoughts are screaming "NO!" and no matter how hard I try, I cannot get passed the oh so real barricade of my baby sister's angry eyes. The only sound is the tap, tap, tapping on my keyboard and I am all alone in this hell. She will come for me if I do not do this and then, I will be forever sore.

    hehe Love ya, sis

  4. Yes, big sister had to be first ;)

  5. Hello fellow blogger! (My two blogs are listed under my profile).

  6. pfft I just made this blog thing account so i could post on here and bug my sister ;)

  7. This is completely not fair, Diane. It took weeks for me to get my first comment, and you have five on your first post! :)
    Congrats on the win. You will most likely come to love your blog. Mine has been a real hoot for me. If you need any programming pointers, look me up.

  8. You all rock. Fixed the misspell. I will find you sister o mine. And when I do...BAM! Right in the kisser.Hehe

  9. I am the Momma, that I know for sure,as I sit alone and confused on my mountain top. The smell of freshly hewn lumber wafts through my nostrils and up into the lonely cobwebbed corners of my mind.There is but one single thought,"Ash"???????