Craving Distance by Marcus Bastel
A woman dies. Two people have to cope. The story stretches across a continent traveled on small roads by car.
Total word count is 80000.
Ellie, blind not helpless, sophisticated not demure. Her best friend, Louise, together a force to be reckoned with, a team, friends. One rainy night in autumn the friendship comes to an end as Ellie is being assaulted by a group of men, randomly without sense, and later dies in hospital.
The culprits, unknown.
Blane, somehow part of it, now unable to cope. He leaves behind what he knows to escape memory. With no destination in mind, he slowly crosses the southern part of the states, sticking to back-roads, becoming human on his way. His small town conversations beginning to take on the shape of a column.
The story of guns in Texas.
The encounter with a German philosopher.
The tales of death by tree in the forest.
Louise, after struggling to put herself together again, relocates to California. On her weekends she trails to the sparse forests that remind her of the green country she left behind.
One day she meets a man, friendly guy from back home, it is Blane, somehow bonded to her. Would she ever know why?
- Classification: Moderate
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- First submitted Jan. 7, 2010
- Last updated Jan. 7, 2010
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