英文小说连载:A Shadow in Surfers Paradise(1) 【天堂之影】

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A Shadow in Surfers Paradise
 


by 何木
 

 

The day has passed its twilight. No tourists but one or two specks of seagulls flit about the water line. The tide is low and lazy, sighing in the duskiness. But the sea is not entirely lost to the sky until the ultimate line of horizon.  

 

In front of him, a shadow flips over from his feet. Like what a distorted mirror might have done to him, it stretches and expands considerably. So that, its legs turn to twin tree trunks; its head to that of a caterpillar. But it is not a ghost, though he has contemplated it for not a small time. 

 

He treads further towards the water, and the shadow, dead and lifeless a moment ago, is at once animated, mimicking his motion idiotically. 

 

His name is Wang Bing. It is the third time he has visited the Surfers Paradise. The first time was some years ago on a trip with his parents, and his then wife and his daughter; this time and the last he came here on the matter of business. Tomorrow he will fly Virgin Blue back to Sydney, where he has lived almost ten years, and where, a girl, with whom he is perhaps in love, is waiting for him. 

 

The thought of her, for the moment, stirs in him a stream of energy, lightening both his spirit and his feet. And still intrigued by the shadow gesturing in his front, he wants to take a photo. There is a Chinese saying, ‘Chase the wind and catch the shadow,’ suggesting the sort of vain efforts in pursuing the nonexistent. But he may still give it a try. 

 

He fumbles in his pocket for his Blackberry, which is an asset of the company he works for. He turned it on; the sudden brightness dazzles him. He presses the camera button, it dims back to darkness. At first glimpse, nothing is visible on the screen. So he waits and blinks, allowing his eyes to adapt to the low illumination. Then, his shadow grows perceptible; and moreover, its background is glittering rich with golden bits, that can’t be detected on the actual field.     

 

Oh, how marvellous it is! 

 

He presses the button, which triggers the flashlight, disrupting the scene, and surprising him. But in the picture that has been taken, he sees nothing but emptiness. He then knows in dismay that the flash has actually overexposed the weak light and ruined his shadow. He is about to without it try again, when a beep, the sound of arriving SMS, interrupts him.  

 

It is from her in Sydney. ‘Sorry, you are not the type of man I am looking for, everything should end from here, and good luck to you.’ 

 

 

 

-- End of Chapter 1--> Chapter 2



 

 

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何木写得真是太好了,摄影也颇为精彩,欢迎你来美语坛连载小说。 -紫君- 给 紫君 发送悄悄话 紫君 的博客首页 紫君 的个人群组 (864 bytes) () 04/28/2014 postreply 07:32:24

很好的小说, 文字流畅, 以人入胜. 期待下一集. -~叶子~- 给 ~叶子~ 发送悄悄话 ~叶子~ 的博客首页 ~叶子~ 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 04/28/2014 postreply 13:41:28

Thanks for sharing your novel, well written and interesting. -京燕花园- 给 京燕花园 发送悄悄话 京燕花园 的博客首页 京燕花园 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 04/28/2014 postreply 17:12:17

好有才.最后的结尾让人想去看下集。谢谢分享,新周快乐! -南山松- 给 南山松 发送悄悄话 南山松 的博客首页 南山松 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 04/28/2014 postreply 17:26:28

Surfers Paradise - I like it! -冲浪潜水员- 给 冲浪潜水员 发送悄悄话 冲浪潜水员 的博客首页 冲浪潜水员 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 04/29/2014 postreply 01:47:01

对对,你应该常驻冲浪者天堂,去过那里没? -何木- 给 何木 发送悄悄话 何木 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 04/29/2014 postreply 04:13:19

何木原创小说A Shadow in Surfers Paradise(1-27)链接(见内): -珈玥- 给 珈玥 发送悄悄话 珈玥 的博客首页 珈玥 的个人群组 (19292 bytes) () 09/10/2014 postreply 20:02:12

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