Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I awoke with the most painful, throbbing headache I’d ever had in my entire life. I opened my eyes slowly as they adjusted to the light shining in them. I sat up slowly while looking at my surroundings. I looked down, I was still on the pavement. I must have blacked out I thought to myself. I couldn’t remember past me waking up on the cold, hard, concrete. I slowly rose to my feet and brushed of my clothes. I had a powdery residue all over me that was like cement that had been pounded on with a jack hammer.I turned my gaze to a large crowd of people that was standing in front of me. People were shouting, panicked, and seemed to be causing quite a commotion. Instantly, my lawyer instincts kicked in and I had to get to the bottom of what was going on. I made my way through the crowd, pushing this person, and bumping that person. I wondered what could have attracted such a large crowd of people. After pushing a few more people out of the way, I was stuck somewhere in the middle of it all. I glanced beside me to see a young woman weeping softly. “ Excuse me ma’am, what happened here?” I asked curiously. Only the woman didn’t answer me. She just buried her head into her hands and continued crying. Surely, there was someone around here I could talk to. I tapped a man in front of me on the shoulder, he didn’t respond either. What do I have to do around here to get some answers? I found myself screaming out at the top of my lungs and still, no one even flinched.

Excerpt from The Truth About Delilah...


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