The Color of Midnight Chapter 1

September 21, 2012
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There are few feelings stranger than the realization that you are no longer a child. Most everyone spends their childhood waiting for that time when they are finally grown up, and yet when that moment comes, it is met with doubt instead of joy. Such was the case for Joseph Baldwin.
Joseph had known what he wanted out of like for as long as he could remember.His dream was to be a musician. As a toddler, he refused to ride in the car if the radio wasn't on. For his fifth birthday, he asked his parents for a guitar, but got a football instead. His father had immediately taken him out in the yard to toss the ball, but within 10 minutes, Joseph was back inside with a bloody nose. After his mother had nursed his injury, he summoned up all his courage and went to find his father in the bard. When he found his father checking the horses in their stalls, he looked up at him with a wary smile. "Daddy" he began "I'm sorry I messed up" His father nodded with a distracted smile. "That's okay son,even the pro's make mistakes.I'm sure you'll be the best athlete in the world one day." Even as an adult, Joseph always remembered this as the moment he would never be what his father wanted him to be.

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Willow55 said...
Nov. 4, 2012 at 1:06 pm
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it :)  
WonderWisher said...
Nov. 2, 2012 at 7:57 pm
I thought it was really interesting and you had some great writing  
Willow55 said...
Oct. 1, 2012 at 4:14 pm
Thznks guys. The first sentance was just I though I had, and I plan to turn it into a longer story
stupendousman said...
Sept. 30, 2012 at 7:49 pm
great job! i can totally relate to the first sentence...
SkylerMorningstar said...
Sept. 30, 2012 at 5:19 pm
i love this start you should so go on with it :) it would be great
EpicDragonNinja15 said...
Sept. 26, 2012 at 9:43 pm
This is great! I agree that it should be a bit more descriptive but it is well written as it is. I look forward to reading the rest! :)
MineSkipe said...
Sept. 26, 2012 at 6:28 pm
great start. If I had any advice it would be to try and use a bit more description. Although, still a great start.
Willow55 replied...
Sept. 28, 2012 at 4:21 pm
Thanks :) I see your point
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