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.