|Whisperer is my original novel I began writing in 2009. By October of 2011, it was 300+ pages and 25 chapters. But then my home was broken into and my computer was stolen--along with every story I had written in the past 10 years, including Whisperer. So I've had to redo this from scratch, and it's been a long and tedious road to restoring this story. |
This is an unpublished, rough draft. I am not going to post the whole story on here, just excerpts. I have every right and privilege to share my story on the Internet; it's just pathetic, low-life, shameless people like art thieves who make Internet publishing/sharing a taxing experience. This may not be a published or well-known work, but if you want to steal it--take any of my characters' names, the story's events or any aspect of my book's plot--I can pursue you legally. I have story brainstorming notes dating back all the way to 2009 when I started writing this book, as well as witnesses who have been with this story since the very beginning, so I can PROVE that it is mine in its intellectual entirety if you want to prove you have no balls by ripping off my story. You've been warned.
The lines between myth and reality have never been a concern of Lillian. These days, she’s too busy trying to keep her sanity in her own life, ever since it’s been taken over by her stepmother and stepsister. Lillian thought she would be spared the torture of having her new family walk all over her when she was accepted for college prep for her senior year in high school. However, her step-sister has had the same luck with outstanding grades and will be joining her for the proxy school year at Columbia Heights University.
Lillian’s intentions on making the trip a productive and successful experience are blurred when distractions begin to obstruct her path, in the form of twenty-one-year-old college student Caleb Stevens. Everywhere Lillian goes, the mysterious Caleb is one step behind.
Then strange things begin to happen around Scappoose, Oregon; strange animal sightings are being reported, mauled bodies are turning up outside the campus grounds, all without a ghost of a trail to the culprit responsible. But for Lillian, things begin to get very disturbing when those she thought she could trust congregate behind her back and secrets begin to surface about her family and even herself.
The lines separating myth and reality that Lillian never bothered to acknowledge are completely erased as she is thrown head-first into a hidden world that is unforgiving to outsiders; a world, she soon discovers, is far closer to her than she knew.
Whisperer and all characters are © Jordane M. Arnold 2009-2013