Consumption {a novel}

 
 
 

Getting lost in a book was Karina’s salvation, a harmless drug that allowed her to escape the dark reality of life with OCD and anxiety. Her grandmother got her hooked from a young age, sending a new book with every new moon.

Two weeks after her eighteenth birthday, the 223rd book appeared on Karina’s doorstep. A note from her grandmother introduced the leather-bound volume as The Book.

Karina put off opening The Book until one terrifying night when it was the only escape within reach. From that moment onward it consumed her. Usually the act of closing a book jolted her back into sick reality, but The Book stayed with her even when she shut it. The Book became her life.

 

vi·gnette

(vinˈyet) noun
a brief evocative description, account, or episode.

 

Consumption is a novel of vignettes, the first of which takes place under the full moon on December 13, 2016. Read Karina's story as it unfolds by subscribing to the email list:

 

table of contents:

 

{1} December 13, 2016

{2} December 24, 2016

{3} December 29, 2016

{4} December 30, 2016

{5} January 5, 2017

{6} January 7, 2017

{7} January 9, 2017

{8} January 12, 2017

{9} January 13, 2017

{10} January 14, 2017

{11} January 14, 2017

{12} January 15, 2017

{13} January 16, 2017

{14} January 16, 2017

{15} January 17, 2017

{16} January 17, 2017

{17} January 18, 2017

{18} January 19, 2017

{19} January 19, 2017

{20} January 21, 2017

{21} January 22, 2017

{22} January 23, 2017

{23} January 24, 2017

{24} January 25, 2017

{25} January 25, 2017

{26} January 26, 2017

{27} January 27, 2017

{28} January 28, 2017

{29} January 29, 2017

{30} February 3, 2017

{31} February 7, 2017

{32} February 10, 2017

{33} February 12, 2017

{34} February 16, 2017

{35} February 17, 2017

{36} February 18, 2017

{37} February 19, 2017

{38} February 22, 2017

{39} February 23, 2017

{40} February 24, 2017

{41} February 26, 2017

{42} February 27, 2017

{43} February 28, 2017

{44} March 1, 2017

{45} March 2, 2017

{46} March 3, 2017

{47} March 4, 2017

{48} March 4, 2017

{49} March 5, 2017

{50} March 6, 2017

{51} March 7, 2017

{52} March 9, 2017

{53} March 10, 2017

{54} March 11, 2017

{55} March 12, 2017

{56} March 13, 2017

{57} March 14, 2017

{58} March 15, 2017

{59} March 16, 2017

{60} March 17, 2017

{61} March 18, 2017

{62} March 19, 2017

{63} March 20, 2017

{64} March 21, 2017

{65} March 21, 2017

{66} March 21, 2017

{67} March 22, 2017

{68} March 23, 2017

{69} March 24, 2017

{70} March 25, 2017

{71} March 26, 2017

{72} March 27, 2017

{73} March 31, 2017

{74} April 2, 2017

{75} April 3, 2017

{76} April 4, 2017

{77} April 5, 2017

{78} April 7, 2017

{79} April 8, 2017

{80} April 9, 2017

{81} April 11, 2017