NaNoWriMo Excerpt – Changed Tomorrows

Facing south Just before Pulpit Rock 02-28-06 (3)My sequel to New Yesterdays is progressing very nicely after languishing for so long in various folders. Notes upon notes upon notes are finally giving up a few nuggets. Here’s a little quick read from Changed Tomorrows.

“I’ve heerd about ye, boy. I know all about ye!” Spittle, stained brown by the tobacco he chewed trickled from the corner of his mouth, permanently staining the hairs of his scraggly rust-colored beard.

“Yessir, I hear tell you move backards and far’ards ‘tween here and the past. That so, boy? You can do that? You some kinda witch or somethin’?”

Jim’s heart was beating so fast he thought it might burst right through his ribcage and land at his feet. Ideas were flying around his head just as fast. He cut his eyes over to Dustu and mustered all the bravado he could.

“Mister Lucious, it sounds like to me you’ve been hearing tales from the bottom of a bottle. Did your saloon friends on the other side of the border tell you that stuff?” He quickly scanned the area, trying to find an escape route as a new idea dawned in his mind.

“Don’t make no difference where I heerd it. Only thing you need to worry about is gittin’ me to the future with you!”

So… are you ready for this new tale?


About Ol' Big Jim

Ol' Big Jim, has been a storekeeper, an embalmer, a hospital orderly, a medical biller, and through it all, a teller of tall tales. Many of his stories, like his first book, New Yesterdays, are set in his hometown of Piedmont, Alabama. For seven years, he lived in the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, Amman, Jordan where he spends his time trying to visit each one of the thousands of Ammani coffee shops and scribbling in his ever-present notebook. These days, you can find him back stateside, still filling notebooks.
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2 Responses to NaNoWriMo Excerpt – Changed Tomorrows

  1. Sounds good, Jim. Mister Lucious…… love that name 🙂


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