Just for fun.. Clarissa Part 2

I wanted to post something as it has been a few days since I posted last. I have been very busy writing although not posting on this blog. I thought it would be appropriate to share a little of what I have been working on. A short piece I had written just for fun, to step out of my box and try something different has become a fun project and is on it’s way to becoming a full manuscript. At a little over 25,000 words I have started the second part of the three that the book will be composed of. Here I chose to share the opening pages of the second part. I am also looking for a few adventurous souls that may like to read the first part and share some thoughts as far as story line and flow. It is a romance/mystery/fantasy/ kind of story a love triangle of sorts that spans centuries. In turn I will give you a signed copy of the book when it is published. Here it is part two….

Part 2 Clarissa

Jake woke up suddenly forgetting for a moment where he was, he thought he was dreaming, when he opened his eyes and saw the mountains surrounding him. The sun was just rising and the orange red clouds hiding the peaks of the mountains added to the dream like effect. It was almost surreal three days ago he was in New York City looking at the orange red clouds hiding the tops of the sky scrapers breathing in the exhaust of thousands of vehicles. He opened the door and headed for the restroom, he took a deep breath of the cool mountain air feeling its freshness in his lungs. He was at a rest stop in Colorado the sign said “no name” Jake that that was ironic as he wondered what his name was. He was sure for the last 44 years it was Jake, then he met Sandra 3 days ago, now he wasn’t so sure.

He heard the roar of the river as he walked from the restroom back to his “Betsy” when he noticed a trail that led towards the river from the parking lot. A sign that said scenic view with an arrow on it, was off to the right in front of him. He decided to take a walk down the trail to the scenic view spot. It was a short walk to an area with a couple of benches, a marker of sorts, really more of a plaque that described the view, along with some historical facts about the Colorado River. Jake thought he heard a voice, turning he found no one near, he shrugged his shoulders figuring it was the wind. He sat on one of the benches and for a moment closed his eyes.

Meditate he thought, he got himself comfortable and started chanting silently to himself O, Mmmm- O- Mmmm- O-Mmmm, as he relaxed he felt like he was floating in the breeze. The purple cloud appeared as it had last time, this time it was a brighter purple. After a moment it seemed to turn more of a burgundy as it did so, a white slowly turning ball appeared in the center as it spun it seemed to move closer. The spinning ball seemed to pick up momentum as it came closer, Jake could almost sense the current of the river was helping it spin faster. He could also see the cloud begin to spin slowly seeming to move with the mountain breeze spinning the opposite direction of the ball. The movement of the cloud and the ball gave him feeling of calm yet powerful peace odd thought Jake he did not equate power and peace that way before.

He was very relaxed when he heard a voice in the distance, at first he thought it was coming from behind him, then it became apparent that it was all around him. Actually it was within him, inside his head inside the burgundy cloud. As it spoke the cloud began to change, turning a golden color like the sun with white stars flittering about all over and through it. The white ball seemed to be right in front of him then he heard the voice say”The Guardians await, enter the library.

” Jake inquired loudly with his thoughts “What library, where?” in answer to his question the cloud transformed into a beautiful scene. A great building that resembled an ancient Roman hall appeared where the swirling ball had been the golden cloud was replaced with a stunning field of green grass embraced by a cloudless azure sky. The building constructed of marble columns holding up a massive roof that was covered with gray slate tiles a graceful set of granite stairs led up to the building . The stairs seemed to emerge right out of a Loden green pond that dominated the foreground.

Twelve columns graced the front of the building in front of each was a statue of a Spartan Warrior kneeling his shield in a defensive position his phalanx pointed outward as if he was ready to thrust it into an unseen enemy. The building was immense there were no walls, the inside seemed empty. Jake was in awe knowing this was the library wondering how he was to find it and get inside in the physical world he lived in. Perhaps Sandra would know or maybe that was where Clarissa was going to take him. He heard the voice again this time it seemed closer “The Guardians await.”

“Somebody is knocking at the door, somebody is ringing the bell” screamed out of the stillness breaking the silence of his meditation. Jakes phone was ringing loudly; he had turned up the volume before he fell asleep. He didn’t want to miss Sandra’s call, they had spoken often as Jake drove across the many miles between Pennsylvania and Colorado where he now was. He was getting close to the end of his journey to Ojo Amarillo, New Mexico where he was to meet Clarissa.

“Good Morning gorgeous, how are you doing this beautiful day” Jake said as he answered the phone and started to walk to his jeep.

“Well thank you Uaine” responded a voice Jake had not heard before “you always have had the gift, flattery will get you everywhere. You don’t need to charm me I am already yours and can’t wait to see you.”

“I think you might have the wrong number” said Jake obviously distracted. “Who is this?”

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, I hope you enjoyed your time and the excerpt from my latest project. I also want to say thank you for being “Beautiful you” you are awesome! Thank you for sharing you love and your smiles making our world a better place for all we share it with!