Friday, July 27, 2012

An excerpt

Here's an excerpt from my "cancer novel" in progress. I wrote most of the first 30,000 words while doing chemo. Why, yes, I do experience everything as a competition. Thanks for asking.
The best thing about getting married, she had found, was that after you got married, it was like everything else in your life had never happened, and that was what she had always wanted.

Sometimes she watched the husband sleep at night. His arms up over his head like a little boy. His dark lashes on his pale cheeks. His breathing like he was pretending he was a freight train in his dreams.

The husband was always there.

"You used to live in a tuna can," the husband liked to say. "I found you by the side of the road. I call it the grand experiment."