Character Quotes, Dellani Oakes

Character Quotes from Somewhere Out There by Dellani

character-quotes-imageSomewhere Out There is, for lack of a better term, an urban fantasy. I’m not sure where the idea came from, but here it is. Ross Abernathy has experienced something strange and wonderful. He’s trying to make sense of the completely senseless.

“Do you see anything?” A man’s voice called from a short distance.

“Not a thing,” another replied. This one was deeper. “What do you think it was?”

“There’s blood here,” the first voice declared. “And broken ground. What the hell?”

Blue-bright flashlight beams moved erratically, swinging back and forth, up and down. Blessedly, their revealing light missed his position entirely. His legs didn’t want to bend yet, so the only cover he could take was behind a tree.

“Weirdest shit I ever saw,” the first voice declared. “I swear, it was a guy. Just—falling.”

“You’re seeing things, Milt. I told you that shit you smoked was too strong.”

“Pot doesn’t make you hallucinate, idiot.”

“You claim to see a man fall outta the sky and I’m the idiot?” the second speaker made a rude noise.

“There’s blood here. It’s fresh. Something happened.”

“A person wouldn’t just get up and walk away,” the second speaker declared.

“Do you see anything?” A man’s voice called from a short distance.

“Not a thing,” another replied. This one was deeper. “What do you think it was?”

“There’s blood here,” the first voice declared. “And broken ground. What the hell?”

Blue-bright flashlight beams moved erratically, swinging back and forth, up and down. Blessedly, their revealing light missed his position entirely. His legs didn’t want to bend yet, so the only cover he could take was behind a tree.

“Weirdest shit I ever saw,” the first voice declared. “I swear, it was a guy. Just—falling.”

“You’re seeing things, Milt. I told you that shit you smoked was too strong.”

“Pot doesn’t make you hallucinate, idiot.”

“You claim to see a man fall outta the sky and I’m the idiot?” the second speaker made a rude noise.

“There’s blood here. It’s fresh. Something happened.”

“A person wouldn’t just get up and walk away,” the second speaker declared.

© 2017 Dellani Oakes

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