Book the First

This 150 page story is the first book-length story I managed to finish. Culled from several versions of a failed plotline, Book the First will never see the light of day beyond this blog and is posted in its entirety. It began life as a 50 page short story and was lengthened and posted February-March, 2009. I wanted to see if I could actually end a story.

Basic plot: Cynical, lonely, awkward New Yorker twentysomething Lennon McKinney is tired of life. She goes to Missouri to stay with a close friend, where a tornado, driving, a theater made from a barn, and a guitar-slinging bartender just might make the summer of her life.

Chapter One
Chapter 2
Chapter 2, Part Dos
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7.1
Chapter 7.2
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11.1
Chapter 11.2
Chapter 11.3
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15.1
Chapter 15.2
Chapter 15.3
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18

Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23