POROUS: First Draft Complete

On Saturday, August 19, I finished my first full-length novel. Despite the fact that I’ve written, edited, and published three books in collaboration with my mom and sister – the Seeds trilogy – as well as a solo novella in the same series, this is my first solo novel. POROUS began in January of 2014 as…

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Porous, Chapter 15: Blooming Of Madness

For those followers new to my blog, this is the newest installment of POROUS, a paranormal / psychological story of a girl named Noomi, who is battling shadows that have haunted her all her life. Are they visual manifestations of a psychological disease, or are they real creatures, determined to suck the life from the world she…

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Porous, Chapter Twelve: Waves On The River

This is the first chapter in the two-part ending to Section One of POROUS. Next Monday I’ll release the final chapter in the first section, and these two chapters are intended, really, to be one and the same. But I wanted this final scene to be long, and dramatic, and that didn’t really fit the…

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Porous, Chapter Eleven: Dissipation

I stare out the windows at the cloudless blue sky, a rarity here in Oregon. I’m trying to avoid Dr. Chase’s eyes, searching for mine, inquisitive and demanding. I wish I were out there, floating in the deep blue, or perhaps drifting through Silas’ purple bubbles in his strange world, instead of cooped up in…

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Porous, Chapter Nine: The Second Law

As I wrench myself away from the the gravitational pull Silas seems to exert on me, my fingers intuitively search for my cell phone. I pull it out and press a button on the side to check the time. Two minutes past four. It astounds me that so little time has passed, though I’ve found…

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Porous, Chapter Eight: Rooted

We fall for what seems like an eternity. We hurtle through this portal, gravity pulling us in a direction I didn’t know existed, through the very surface between worlds. We fall together, hand in hand, as the vortex drags us through nothing. Finally it stops. The pit in my stomach from falling, from air and…

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Porous, Chapter Seven: You Are The Fisherman

“No,” I say. “I don’t want to.” “Because you’re afraid,” he responds. “It’s okay. I am too. I don’t like it there any more than you do.” “They don’t hurt you like they do me.” “But why do they hurt you, Noomi?” I pause and think about that for a moment. “In a dream they…

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Porous, Chapter Six: Aurora Borealis

First I see Silas. But now it’s not just his eyes that are many-colored. His whole body is iridescent. The gleaming, swirling colors have spread from his irises to his skin, drenching him in a wet, metallic sheen of the spectrum. He looks somehow liquid, as if I could dip my fingers into him and…

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Porous, Chapter Five: Haunted

First of all, allow me to say that it’s somewhat unbelievable how far this story has come from its humble beginnings as a forgotten passage in a lost folder on my hard drive. Every chapter is a revelation for me as well as for you, and every suggestion I get from my readers is incredibly…

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