In the days of booming industry, at the conception of the idea that man could fly, a boy looked beyond the overcast of London and saw honeycomb. He stared with a slack jaw, the news leaflets in his hand one moment, scattering down the cobblestones the next, falling under-foot of the passers by. It was faint, yet as he tilted his head to the right, then left, the subtle pattern remained etched in the musty blue sky. Years could have gone by then, the boy was so transfixed to this celestial window, but a blow behind the head from a stern regular on his tea break brought the boy back down to the bustling street and his job. He was the cornerstone of news access for many, and so he could not be so completely distracted. This did not keep his mind from wandering, however, and by the time he went his way home his thoughts churned with images of other-worldly bee creatures with swords and muskets, preparing their diving attack on the unsuspecting Englishmen below.
Despite all these illustrations of eminent war swirling about his head, it took the boy almost twice his usual time to walk home, for he kept his face ever held skyward in the hope a new break in the clouds would bring another glimpse of the honeycomb magic.
True story. Not exactly, but sort of. You see, one day while I was cloud-watching (yes people still do that), I could swear I saw a honeycomb pattern in the blue of the sky. Probably just something with my eyes, which is no surprise at all since I’ve had glasses/contacts since I was 6, but that’s beside the point. A new doorway to my imagination was opened, and I was off. I thought what it could be, why it would be there, and I got a little short story in my head for it. But I never really got it down on paper, just a couple sentences, and it was left behind. For some reason last night, when work was getting quiet, it popped back in my head, and I realized why I had left it. It had become a simple feel-good death story, and I hate those kind of stories. There is no purpose but to give the dead a happy ending, and that was all the story was going to be. So I’m revamping it like crazy, and this is the start. I’m hoping to continue with this, although at the moment it is still a side-project. I will have some new Apocalypse/Anubis updates soon, although I don’t know if it will be an extension of the chapter I gave you all to start with or if it will be a new chapter all together. I jump a LOT with my novels, which makes progress slower I’m sure, but I can’t help it. Anyway, short post is short, have to get to work and all that good stuff. Take a read, thoughts and critique are always appreciated. Thanks for your support, everyone! Cheers!