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117 Days of James Patterson – Day Twelve

Day Twelve, Chapter Twelve
Monday morning, day 12 & I can see the next 105 days spread out before me in a sprawl of monotony and ill-formed sentences. Shit. Chapter Twelve is kinda boring – Lindsay, Conklin, and Jacobi interview Marcus Dowling, famous movie actor and “the next best thing to Sean Connery.” He paces the room, telling the cops about how he was downstairs when he heard the gunshots that killed his wife.

“…as I was heading upstairs, I heard another bang. This time I thought it was a gunshot, and right after that, I heard glass breaking.”

The breaking glass must have been the whatnots, the bric-a-brac, and the knickknacks, don’t you think? Dowling, ever the actor, puts on a good show of crying & pacing around the room before he delivers the performance of his life.

“Mr. Dowling, do you own a gun?”

Dowling turned a wild-eyed stare on Conklin. His face went rigid with pain. He clutched his left arm and said, “Something’s wrong.”

Then he keeled over and dropped to the floor.

Now that’s how you end a frickin’ chapter!
Go to Day Thirteen.

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5 comments on “117 Days of James Patterson – Day Twelve

  1. Liz
    May 10, 2010

    Dear Seth,

    As a regular follower of your blog and having read all of the JP entries so far (which seems to mean I've done more actual reading than you have), I feel obliged to comment.

    1. Thanks for reading this so I never have to.
    2. I hope you are setting up a nice celebration for yourself when/if you make it through all 117 chapters.

    Cheers,
    Liz

  2. Seth Marko
    May 10, 2010

    Thanks Liz. I looked at the calendar this morning, in a fit of defeatism, and saw that this thing's going to go until September 13th, if I've counted right & barring any cataclysmic, cosmic interventions. I am an idiot.

    But I have plenty of time to think up a suitable celebration.

    🙂 S

  3. aaryn b.
    May 10, 2010

    Don't look at the calendar.
    Just take it one day at a time. It's the only way to make it through.

    Hey, could I suggest you put a link to the following chapter at the end of each day? That way, any new comers will be able to navigate easily.

    Or, you could continue to make them work that scroll bar.

    God. September? Really?

  4. Seth Marko
    May 11, 2010

    Good idea – on the not looking at the calendar thing too.

    Yes, September. Will you still be reading by then?

    I can't imagine why. 🙂

  5. aaryn b.
    May 12, 2010

    I will be reading then and every day until then. I was just trying to lay off your comments section just in case you thought I might be a little…you know…wild-eyed or somethin'.

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