First day of NaNoWriMo down. I got over three thousand words down on paper. Feeling really good about it.
Here is an excerpt from the Preface:
“It started as a dream this morning. I dreamed I was at the store, the Wal-Mart over on 41st specifically. It was very vivid. I was in the electronics department. They had the solar telescope views showing on every television. They showed a tiny little black dot on the sun. A count down showed in the corner of the TV. I looked around and everyone around me stood transfixed by the scene. When the counter reached zero, the black dot disappeared and for a moment nothing happened. Then a red spot appeared on the surface of the sun. A moment later all the lights in the store flickered and went out, the backup lights flashed on. Every TV on the rack blinked out. All but one, the one in front of me stayed lit and I watched as the red dot grew and expanded. People around me laughed about the aptly timed power outage happening just at the same time that Mercury hit the Sun but then the backup lights exploded. I mean literally they blasted out away from the ceiling and walls light roman candles. Laughter turned to screams. Everyone started running out of the store. I stood there staring at the one TV still on. The red grew and grew. Eventually it took over the sun. Then the darkness struck. All things appeared dark to me, everything except the Sun. I felt like I floated in space and below me the Sun burned an angry red color. I awoke in a sweat but the darkness still prevailed. I could see, but darkness covered what I saw.”