Parson Slang is a runner along with many other things. I thought I might highlight a passage from the book that showcased this. By the way, there’s a bonus at the end of this section. If you like free stuff, read on.
He closed the door and stepped outside. He breathed in the cold air and looked up at the flakes of snow. The ground already had a small white covering.
Parson looked down at his shoes. “I hope I don’t bust my ass.”
It was brutal.
I mean BRUTAL!
The shins were the first thing to start responding to the cold. They screamed at him as if they were creatures, shin creatures, trying to crawl out of their dormancy from some deep cave. The compression sleeves pushed those shin creatures back into their cave each and every time, but man, they were angry; and their anger showed itself in pain.
The snow picked up in intensity, and the makings of a blizzard were setting in.
The shoes he loved so much, all summer, now seemed to turn traitor as the cold air sucked out the cushion. It was like running on two hard slabs of concrete. Parson was glad he stayed on the roads and not taken the sidewalks. He imagined himself trudging down those sidewalks and then seeing in horror as his legs shattered from the pounding. The asphalt wasn’t that much better, but it helped. Lucky for him, with the weather setting in, the road was about deserted.
Parson was glad for two things on this run today.
The first, when he saw he was at 1.5 miles so he could turn around; and the second, when he saw his home in the distance.
He made his way up to the door and unlocked it. Ghost or no ghost, he didn’t hesitate this time. He opened the door and rushed in with flakes of snow chasing after him.
Good, now here’s your bonus, actually it is two bonuses in one.
If you click here PDF of Parson Slang you can read this entire novel for free (I’m also willing to send you a copy via Email – firstname.lastname@example.org).
I also have a short story attached to it as well. The story is called “The Living Sand,” which is now titled “Evil Beach.”
Thanks again for reading, following, and humoring this author as he tries to get his start.