Thursday, February 21, 2013

Vibe Teaser

I'm getting really close to finishing the first short story in the Vibe series. So, I thought I would post a teaser. The first story is called Grey Apathy. The series centers around a futuristic society that must feed off of emotions to survive. Humans are now called huemans. The genres this series falls under is mystery, paranormal, and dystopian.

This teaser is not edited yet, but here it is:

At the precinct, I walked into a warm welcome. Everyone was glad to see me—mostly because their case load had grown dramatically since I left.
“Well, I’m here,” I announced as I entered the captains office, “What’s going on?”

“Prism. Finally. This here is Atramen. He’s going to be working this case with you. I haven’t decided if you are going to be partners yet.”
Atramen stuck out his hand for me to shake. I obliged and commented as I took off my sunglasses, “So your parents didn’t have much of an imagination when it came to naming you either.”

“I guess not. Most people don’t make the connection,” he said. He was good looking. His hair was dark and his skin was olive toned. He had brown eyes like all the other people in the world, but they were somehow a shade darker. I could tell that he was well trained from the musculature of his body. He was dressed in black—just like me.
“Well, I’m not exactly getting a vibe from you, but I do know what atramental means. Why is it that I don’t detect grief? You are a black, right? If you don’t mind me asking.”

“It’s best that you know, since we’ll be working together. I’ve learned to control my emotional energy. I can contain it, or at least diminish it to the point where it is almost undetectable unless you are very close to me.”
I smiled, “I think we’ll get along just fine.”