12.11.2014

Scenes from The Last Supper -- Part 7: The Land of Madness

In this eight-part series, I will be discussing the world and the characters of my upcoming book, THE LAST SUPPER, due out on 12/13/14. Original artwork by Justin Wasson. Pre-orderpaperbacks and Kindle now! Also don't forget to join the GoodReads Giveaway going on now through 12/21/14!

The Last Supper Justin Wasson
Sometimes you can't tell if the screams are coming from inside your own head.
We're nearing the end of our little series, folks. We're also nearing the point of book where I eventually left it for three years.

It was almost symbolic. John and Genevieve reached a mist-filled ravine, and though I knew the horror lying within it . . .
I looked back to see a thick, green vine wrapped around her ankle. Blood was already welling up as it dug into her skin. I pulled her again, but she screamed even louder, the opposing forces threatening to rip her to pieces. Already, I could feel her shoulder dislocating, and my shoes losing grip on the sloped chunk of concrete.
. . .I could not guess what was waiting on the other side. Thankfully, when I went back to the story in 2012, the answer was staring me in the face, and I wondered why I hadn't thought of it in the first place. Sometimes we over-think things. Sometimes we can't see the forest for the trees, or in this case the path for the weeds.

Another huge thanks to Justin Wasson for envisioning this particular illustration, which is an amalgamation of John's struggles both with the land and himself. It will make a lot more sense when you read the book, and I hope you do.

Only one more Scene left! In the meantime, if you haven't already, catch up with the others. Or order yourself a copy and let me know what you think!

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