The Skies Are Lighted With Lamps #14 (A part of my novel)

As Deo sat at the table, Shelly cleared the dishes, removing the children’s, then his.  He eased back into his chair, as if to allow her sufficient room to reach his plate, and then, just kept looking at her.  Shelly could not remember her husband being this quiet, but under the circumstances, she continued doing the same.

After a few more minutes, Deo sluggishly got up from the chair and made his way to a small wooden window in the kitchen; a window he recalled building just before his incarceration.  A gentle smile enveloped his face, as the nights air struck him.  Reaching into his pocket, he took out a pack of cigarettes and reached over to a box with matches near the kitchen sink.  He shook it, listening to the sticks crashing into each other.  He then placed a cigarette to his lips, lighted the match and leaned into it.  There was a silence, so much so that he could feel it in the air, heavy.  He looked from the corner of his eyes at his wife’s piercing gaze.  He recognized that much had changed since he was gone.  He blew the match out and crumpled the cigarette in his hand, but the pack he returned to his pants pocket.  He chewed on his thumb nail for a few seconds.  Deo looked at the thumb, while playing around with a piece of the nail in his mouth.  Then spitting it through the window, he scratched against his two day old beard.

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The Skies Are Lighted With Lamps #4 (A part of my novel)

The family had not seen him for twelve and a half years, during the time of his incarceration.  All this time he spent on the islet of Centenery, about three hours from the main land.  From his family, he lived isolated.  Shelly had little means and could not travel freely to see him.  Also, the last place that anyone could end up was on Centenery.  The local fishermen preferred to venture out into the protected waters of the neighboring countries, than to veer in that direction.  But there a father and husband was.  Centenery was considered a curse.  And even Deo, as much as at times he longed for his family, this was not a place to come near. ………………….

 

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Chapter 4: KISKADEE FLAMES (Excerpt) To New Beginnings: The Skies Are Lighted With Lamps.: A Novel.

My September Novella (Part 1 update)

I am starting work on a novella today (I am thinking about 17 000 words or so). I have already done the plotting, but as we know, developments will happen alone the way that I never saw coming. I have no idea why my characters do such things at the very last minute.

 
Estimated time frame for completion, is about three weeks. I will let you know how I am doing along the way.

 
This novella will be about a young psychology professor, using writing as a means to solace. I write from a Caribbean background, and so, this will influence the general atmosphere of the book.

Novella by David Alexian

To New Beginnings.

A Novella.

Book 1 in the series: The Skies Are Lighted With Lamps. (A family and community, suspense and mystery novella.) Kindle Edition

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The families of Deo and Toney are both faced with changes to their lives. In the case of Deo, he has returned to Kiskadee Village after being incarcerated for over 12 years. Toney on the other hand has moved his family from Dow Island to Kiskadee village, seeking a change in environment and a fresh start to a life with his wife and son.

The two men are concerned about supporting their families and trying to live life as comfortable as possible. But ones past do not always vanish from ones present. There are hidden secrets in Kiskadee, that threatens to challenge the apparent calm life of the people living there.

Though many years have passed, and people grow and settled down. What will it take to spark a conflict in a cruel man’s mind? Does the community truly know the people they live among?

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. The Re-uniting

2. A Fresh Start

3. Settling In

4. Kiskadee Flames

5. Mischief Boys