In the early drafts of Blind Run, I wrote and included two different prologues. They both helped me set up the story and gain a better understanding of three pivotal characters: twelve-year-old Danny, his little sister Callie, and their mysterious teacher Anna. Plus, because I love creating tense scenes with the promise of more to come, they were so much fun to write.
Once the book was complete and I wasn't certain which prologue to keep, my editor urged me to pull both versions from the book. She claimed that, although they were both good and interesting, the story didn't need them. <sigh> She was right; starting the book when we meet Ethan Decker is a stronger beginning. However, that left fifteen pages of material that I really liked. So, I pulled out both version, merged and reworked them, and came up with the following short story.
If you've already read Blind Run, this will give you a bit more of the story world I created in the book. On the other hand, if you haven't read Blind Run, I'm hoping this taste will make you want to read the entire book.
Either way . . . enjoy!
Patricia Lewin is the pseudonym for author, editor, and writing teacher, Pat Van Wie.
Pat’s published eleven novels for three major publishers, including: Ballantine, Bantam, and Harlequin. Her last three books were hardcover suspense novels.
Pat also works as an editor and has taught writing workshops and classes in various formats and lengths around the country, including her local Community College.