ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

INTRODUCTION: KEEPER OF THE DARKNESS

Updated on March 17, 2012

Introduction to my new horror novel "Keeper of the Darkness"

Dear readers, if you would, please read this intro to a novel I'm attempting to write and give me your opinions.I really and truly need your feedback. Thank you in advance. Tina


Keeper of the Darkness


Introduction


“It ain’t the dying that’s the hard part, it’s what comes after....”
Cassidy Cane



Dying isn’t so bad. In fact, you feel more alive at the moment of death than you did when you took your first breath. When do you feel so alive as that moment that you truly realize your life is slipping away? When your life is at an end and you know it, don’t you become profoundly aware at that moment with every fiber of your being of what its like to be truly alive with the blood rushing through your veins and your heart pounding in your chest? Its a terrifyingly exhilarating moment. One in which you’ll never forget-at least not in my world.

I guess I’ll begin with where I am at right now. Darkness-cold, hard, unforgiving, sightless, pitch-black darkness. Except for the moments when I’m mercilessly plunged into the living world. Except for the times that he comes--The Keeper.

You see, I’m in Dead World. It is a place with it’s own bone chilling cold. It is blacker than anything you’ll see in life. In the living world, we are so far removed from reality. We go about our daily lives living in blissful ignorance thinking we know what its all about--that we have a sense of why we’re here and what is important. We think we’ve got it all in the bag. But, we seldom think of what comes after. Where we go and what we do when its all over. Many of us think we have the answers, but do we really know? Do we? I thought I did...until I met the Keeper.









Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Rebelchick1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tina Di Troia 

      6 years ago

      ;) Thank you CWB!

    • Civil War Bob profile image

      Civil War Bob 

      6 years ago from Glenside, Pennsylvania

      So far, so good, Rebechick1...voted up, interesting. Now to Ch. 1...

    • Rebelchick1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tina Di Troia 

      6 years ago

      LOL you betcha, Hun. And thank you! :)

    • profile image

      pete britton 

      6 years ago

      Very interesting Tina...what is on the other side after we go ..not sure..i just want to go when i go without pain....n when you publish the book i would love a cop hun...

    • Rebelchick1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tina Di Troia 

      6 years ago

      Thanks so much Emmergee, and no proofreader. Can't afford one right now, lol. I'll fix it, thank you. I have an awful time with punctuation for some stupid reason. :(

    • profile image

      Emmergee 

      6 years ago

      I like it; would like to read more. It's sort of a twist on "It's a Wonderful Life."

      You will have a proofreader, right? Make sure they fix "exhilArating" (last sentence, paragraph 1)

      Last paragraph, sentences two and three --- reverse all your apostrophes: Its should read "It's" and where you have it's it should be "its."

      But I read for content, too --- and enjoyed it.

    • Rebelchick1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tina Di Troia 

      6 years ago

      Thank you, ananceleste! You're a doll! Will post some more soon. ;)

    • ananceleste profile image

      Anan Celeste 

      6 years ago from California

      I love it!!! Please keep me posted. Linda is right I could also hear Morgan Freeman!

    • Rebelchick1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tina Di Troia 

      6 years ago

      You're a gem, Linda! Thank you!

    • Rebelchick1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tina Di Troia 

      6 years ago

      Thank you Holly! I'll keep writing! :)

    • profile image

      Holly Clark 

      6 years ago

      Its good, you had me wanting the next chapter to read. I love suspense books.

      Thanks for the short read.

    • Rebelchick1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tina Di Troia 

      6 years ago

      Thank you so very much, Linda!!!!

    • profile image

      Linda 

      6 years ago

      I could hear Morgan Freeman narrating this. I love it.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)