It's going to be called "Rings", or at least, I think so. It's written first person from the perspective of a girl named Alice, in her early 20s, possibly 22, who's going to school in New York for photography, or somesuch. She meets a man, Mayfield Graham, who is a philosophy professor at her school, sitting outside on a bench in total disarray. His wife has just left him, and he's completely lost. Kicked out (or left voluntarily because staying in the house is too painful... whatever) and with no where to go, she invites him back to her place, which she shares with her friend and roommate Joseph "Jonsey" Jones. Long story short, the two fall in love, blah blah. The point of the title "Rings", or at least the working concept I have in my mind, is that Graham keeps his wedding ring, a sign of his failed marriage, because, like a fool, he believes it will all work out in the end. Another idea I have is that Alice is addicted to snorting cocaine and, instead of the traditional lines of coke that people do, she draws them in rings. Or something. I dunno, it made sense in my mind. The idea I'm kind of trying to work at is that rings symbolize never changing perspective and attitudes, which is kind of what graham will have. His whole life has been unchanged and perfect, pretty much, until his wife leaves him, which completely throws him off and wrecks everything he once knew and believed. On the other hand, Alice lives by the seat of her pants, doing what she wants and following her own rules, much unlike Graham. With Alice's help, Graham will eventually reconstruct his circular, perfect lifestyle, with a few changes and problems along the way, of course.
Anyway, the point of all this was to have you guys read what I have so far (the first initial meeting of Alice and Graham, right after Graham's wife leaves him). I have more written in a notebook, but it's not typed, so obviously I can't post it. At least, not right this second, But let's work with what I've got, k? lol. So, give it a read and see what you think. Tell me if it's good, bad, horrible, whatever. Much thanks :)( Rings, take oneCollapse )
I've been working on a story. A book would be the most accurate description, I suppose. Something I eventually want to publish to the masses. And... I'm terrified, lol. I have an excerpt here (actually, it's all I've really written, but I have tons of ideas floating around my head that I haven't put down on paper yet.