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Friday, January 25, 2008

Just a Tease

In lieu of a Friday 55 this week, I’ve opted to show you another teaser for my latest novel, Pixels and Pain. I hope you enjoy it.
A man sat hunched over a cluttered desk, eyes glued to a computer monitor. His right index finger moved rhythmically as he clicked his way through a barrage of web pages. He was searching for something special, something he craved in a way he was sure no one else in the world could fathom. His desire grew from a whisper at the back of his thoughts to a scream demanding to be acknowledged and acted upon. It had been weeks since last he played the game. His resolve all but gone, it was time to feed the beast that lurked within the shadows of his mind.
He paused on web page displaying the profile of a perky twenty-something. She had strawberry blonde hair that hung to her shoulders, dark eyes and her full lips were drawn into a playful pout. He leaned even closer to the screen, ran his finger across her picture, tracing a line around her cheek.
“Ah, there you are, my pretty,” he whispered huskily. “Do you want to come and play with me?”He tore his gaze from her picture, quickly scanning through her personal info.
“Hello, Maggie Dugan. Did you use your real name on here?” He harbored a near certainty that she did as he read on. “Broomfield, Colorado. Interesting… How can a woman as young as you afford to live in a place like that? Do you live with your parents? Are you bored? I bet you would love to have a little excitement in your life.”
He quickly scrolled down the page and let out a low chuckle that almost sounded like a growl. “Only twenty five and yet so alive. Single and on the prowl…what a coincidence.”
He licked his lips in anticipation as he clicked on the link to add her to his “friends list”. If she accepted, he would begin the process of winning over her heart, mind and eventually… her soul.
“Oh, Miss Maggie, please don’t keep me waiting for long.”He exited her page and resumed his search, clicking through profile after profile. There was always the chance that Maggie wouldn’t take the bait and he still had a ravenous need to sate after all.


At 3:59 PM, Blogger lime said...

ok, i'm locking up my daughters and changing the passwords to their accounts...

At 8:58 AM, Blogger Akelamalu said...

That is definitely teasing! :)

At 10:30 AM, Blogger James Goodman-Horror Writer said...

That's probably a good idea anyway, Lime. :D

lol, thanks akelamalu

At 4:55 PM, Blogger Donnetta Lee said...

Oooo. I'm locking up my real doors! As usual, Goodman fare. Just the best, nothing else will do. James, you are doing just wonderfully. Keep up the good work.

At 7:02 AM, Blogger James Goodman-Horror Writer said...

Thanks, Donnetta. :D How are you feeling these days?

At 8:43 AM, Blogger Jinger said...

Okay, thats CREEPY! I LOVE it!

I'm planning a move into the Gothic horror genre and I really hope I can make my stories as chilling as you do.

If you haven't read a Goodman, you're missing out!

Jinger Jackson

At 8:57 AM, Blogger James Goodman-Horror Writer said...

Awww, thanks, Jinger. I really appreciate that. :D

If any of you haven't done so already, please stop by and check out some of Jinger's work as well. You won't be disappointed.


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