(WIP) Urban Fiction with strong language and violence
I’m Jay, 28. I’m an artist (photographer/painter/drawer) and writer. I’m also a casual gamer.
This is my first manuscript and while I am enjoying writing it, my ideal writing genre is horror. Horror is my favorite media genre as I love horror movies, tv shows, true crime documentaries and the like.
I also like to learn new languages. I currently speak a little French and am learning Mandarin.
I love to read horror and thriller. Suspense and mystery/crime are also really interesting to me. Adventure stories that include magic elements are quite thrilling as well. As a member of the LGBT community, I also enjoy reading LGBT fiction.
THERE IS STRONG LANGUAGE. THE CAST IS AFRICAN AMERICAN. THE STORY IS SET IN 1999.
The struggle to elevate ones life and gain power is hard enough, but when coupled with immaturity and jealousy, it can be devastating. Five teenage friends deal with the effects of their surroundings, in ways that lead to consequences that will change their lives forever. Fraught with secrets and lies, will they survive the test of life and actually make it to the top?
Stepping onto the covered pavilion, Carlos sat on the picnic table, feet planted firmly on the attached bench. Jeremy sat arms folded on the other end of the bench looking up at him. Todd leaned against a pole and giggled nervously, then Carlos shot him a dirty look. The tin roof over them tapped loudly from the falling rain. The sun was low in the sky, with twilight creeping in around them.
“So, what’s up nigga?” asked Todd, playing with the short dreads hanging in his face.
“Y’all niggas the only people I can talk to, really. Todd, you dumb but I really fuck with you, you know that. Jeremy, I just met you, but you seem aiight.” He paused, then continued, after taking a deep breath. “Roy never liked me…And I’m sick of him being a asshole to me. I’m moving out. Tonight.”
His pale brown skin turned a shade of red as he spoke, with veins protruding from his neck. Jeremy and Todd turned to face him, looks of uncertainty clouding their faces.
Todd snickered and slapped the pole beside him, “You ain’t got no job, Carlos. How the fuck you gone do that?” Hearing only his laughter he slowly stopped and quieted himself. “What?”
Jeremy glared at Todd and Carlos closed his eyes, pinching the bridge of his nose with one hand. Carlos walked over to Todd and smacked the back of his head, sitting on the table top again.
“What you mean he don’t like you?” asked Jeremy.
This is my first manuscript, however I do have another WIP that is just an idea as this point.
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