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No One: Chapter 1

Updated on March 13, 2013
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Her clear blue eyes fluttered open gradually. Her pupils adjusted to the sun that was beating down on her skin. She sat up to see an endless ocean before her. Then she pulled herself up reluctantly. Without feeling fully awake, she shifted her feet in the warm sand. The sound of the ocean conjured up faint, fleeting memories; just flashes of images like those seen in a dream. Quite honestly, it was more like a feeling than anything else.

She closed her eyes and let the waves guide her breathing; In and out...in and out. Then, before she realized it, fear and ignorance crept up her spine; anxiety was not long after. She tried to remember why she was there and who she was, but it was like her mind was a prison. Cloudy images of strangers and the unknown were all that was there to greet her. Panic set in next as she grasped the notion that she had no idea where she was. "Breathe," she said in a barely audible whisper. But there was no one to answer but herself.

Slowly setting her heart rate back to it's normal level as she stared at the ocean, she began to feel sick to her stomach. "It's just the heat," she said to reassure herself. She wiped her brow and then felt her face go white. Her gaze was held steadily to the ocean as if trying to latch onto it to keep her strength. Suddenly but slowly, everything went fuzzy and she collapsed helplessly on the beach. Darkness held her in its grip until the next morning.


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    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Olde Cashmere: Thank you so much! I appreciate all the votes. :)

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      Olde Cashmere 

      6 years ago

      This is excellent writing Ebower, I'm looking forward to finishing this and wish you the best with this work. Very creative, voted up, awesome, beautiful, and interesting :)

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Deborah Brooks: Thank you! I appreciate you reading each chapter. I'm going to read some of your hubs soon. :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Wow excellent story....going to chapter 2....debbie

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks! As you see, there are 14 chapters and more on the way! Thank you for reading and commenting. :)

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      Kathi Truscott 

      7 years ago from Canada, Windsor Ontario

      wow very good chapter I am hooked going to read more!

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Your welcome. It's actually only just started. I filled out all of the paperwork. I'll be administering the pretests next week and then I'll start tutoring after that. You're right; I will be busy, but I'll try to keep up on my writing somehow.

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      7 years ago

      okay, ty.

      How's your tutoring work going, also, btw? you must be rather busy, anyway.

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Yes, I definitely want to write more hubs on various subjects that I'm interested in. I've just taken a break from writing anything (besides this series of course) in order to promote my hubs. Twitter and Facebook have always been useful. Stumbleupon works sometimes also. Lately, I've found an audience on tumblr (blog type website). No worries; I will eventually return to writing on those subjects.

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      7 years ago

      YW. Are you still thinking about other hubs, too, such as on fashion, jewelry, etc? And of course more Scripture meditations. Blessings.

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for waiting patiently, f. I will try to write tonight or tomorrow, but no promises. I want be truly inspired in order to do my very best on this series. Thanks for announcing your anticipation. :)

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      7 years ago

      Awaiting the next installment ...

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, shafiqahmed! The chapters aren't very long, so I think everyone could read the chapters easily one after another if they wanted to. Thanks for commenting. :)

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      shafiqahmed 

      7 years ago

      Great writing, very interesting. It is worthy of reading in one sitting.

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      lol Quit telling my secrets, f! Just kidding. I have a general idea of how it's all ending, but I don't know all the details along the way.

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      7 years ago

      Hooked, maybe but I don't think the author even knows where it will all lead in the end... :)

      Blessings.

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      I'm glad I could intrigue you, lambservant! :)

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      Lori Colbo 

      7 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      You hooked me, on to chapter two.

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      Erin Bower 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Oh ok; good.

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      7 years ago

      I see; I can now see that it's not a swimsuit type of scene.

      Blessings.

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks! I can see how you made that mistake. It's supposed to be from the character's view. I wanted to use a lot of blurred pictures in this series to convey confusion.

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      7 years ago

      Great picture here, too. (At first, I thought it was of someone tanning: the blurred sand is skin colored...)

      Blessings.

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      I will try to make time to add chapters regularly. It take me awhile sometimes to figure out where the story is going next, but don't worry; the story will be finished! :)

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      7 years ago

      Keep the installments coming! Blessings.

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, James! I've written 9 chapters, but there's more on the way! :)

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      James Halpin 

      7 years ago from York, Pennsylvania

      Great way to start a story. Can't wait to read more.

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Yes, of course I will help one of my biggest fans. :)

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      Island Tropical 

      7 years ago

      Thanks Ebower, can you help me to promote my three latest hubs as well?

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Island Tropical: Aww, thanks!

      alvinalex: Thanks so much!

      pinkish: Thanks for your kind word. :)

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      alvinalex 

      7 years ago

      Awesome Hub!!!

    • Island Tropical profile image

      Island Tropical 

      7 years ago

      you are simply the best.

    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks so much, Kristen! I will try to finish it so you can read it lol. :)

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      Kristen Walker 

      7 years ago

      i want this book once completed!!!!!!! YOUR AMAZING EBOWER :)))))

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