The Perfect Margarita: Introduction Part 1

It can't already be 5am can it? A quick glance at the blaring alarm clock to see it is in fact 5:01am. Kevin rolls toward the nightstand and hits the off button with disdain. A quick rub of the eyes and he puts his feet on the floor. Kevin slowly moves across the room to his bathroom and into the shower.

The hot water pelts his body as a new day begins. Kevin Shepard tries to get straight in his mind everything he needs to accomplish today as he lathers shampoo into his hair. The morning shower has always been a time for thought and decisions about the day to come.

These days the morning shower is spent considering bigger decisions than years previous. Whereas the special of the day or which purveyor to use for truffles used to be the subject at hand now it is about executive decisions. He shakes his head to get rid of negativity and reminds himself that he is still at least making decisions about food.

Kevin emerges from the shower and takes a well-deserved pit stop at the toilet. "Should have done that before showering", Kevin thinks. As he washes his hands, Kevin looks through the mirror into the face of a man much older than he feels is possible. The blue eyes still sparkle with wit and energy, but the skin around them has started to sag in a most depressing way. Years of sleep deprivation and no sunlight have not been kind to him. He thinks, not for the first time, that he knows convicted felons who get more sun than he does. After brushing his teeth and hair, it's on to the closet.

Out of the shower and dried off, a pair of tattered blue jeans find their way onto Kevin's slim hips. An undershirt and sweater follow the jeans to complete the outfit. After a quick smile and a wink in the mirror, Kevin decides he is ready to go…

Coming Soon…

Hey again… I have been going through a lot of the things that were in storage waiting to get into the new place and stuff which has gone with me from one place to another. I came across a book I started a long time ago. I never actually finished it, but it is mostly done. It is very raw as I only wrote through the material once with no editing. It is written on paper in a bound book which was intended to be used as a diary. I am going to step out on a limb and put it on this blog. I figure there are not a lot of people reading the blog anyhow, so my risk should be minimal.

To give you a little insight about the book, it is about two friends in search of the perfect margarita. In fact, the title of the story is The Perfect Margarita. I intended for some of the characters to be based on me and my friends, but as normally happens when you write, the characters determined who they would be on their own. It was fun to write at first, but then I got self-conscious and doubted my abilities as a writer. I have decided to put the story here so that I might get some insight, feedback, criticism or even downright mean comments. Bring it on is what I say. I will start soon.