Falcon Boy: Vol 1: 62 ‘On With the Sadness’ Part III


Bewilder Bird sobbed silently but violently. His large shoulders heaved up and down as the tide of his grief washed over him like a stormy sea. To begin with, he picked and pawed at the pile of rubble, dislodging a brick here and bit of plaster there, but clearly nothing was going to move and so he gave up and was now just standing and sobbing and staring.

When this book is made into a film, this will be the moment when the camera pulls back to show us Ellis and Bewilder Bird standing on either side of the same frame with the pile of rubble in the middle of them. And when we see this set-up we, like the critics who will review this film once it is released, and review it favourably, will understand that we are watching the two friends united in their loss of Falcon Boy but separated by their grief.

At this moment, we also have to understand that without Falcon Boy, there was no longer any reason for Ellis to be here alone with a grown man wearing a badly-fitting superhero outfit with a foolish pair of bird-claw-boots that always trip him up.

By the same token, of course, without his foolish friend with the hairy top lip and the crazy dreams, there was no reason for Bewilder Bird to be standing in front of a pile of rubble with a young child who had somehow been allowed to escape the attentions of her parents.

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Author: Barnaby Taylor

Inspired by his passion for films and video games, Barnaby Taylor loves writing dystopian science fiction and horror. He has recently written the VIRO series about a gang of teenagers struggling to survive in a world overrun by the infected. There are currently three books in the series and Book Four is on the way. VIRO is rapidly infecting the Amazon charts and gaining rave reviews along the way. Here's one of the latest reviews: 'I found myself sucked right into the characters and never-ending action and gore page after page. I very rarely buy books, but immediately purchased number two which I found equally as engrossing. Yesterday I bought book three in the VIRO series and instead of a good night's sleep I've got red eyes and a need for Red Bull! Fantastic series for all my zombie lovers out there!' Book One is currently FREE to download at the following links: http://bit.ly/VIRO1UKKindle http://bit.ly/VIROBOOK1 Barnaby posts weekly updates on his writing on his blog and you can follow these updates at www.falconboy.ie. You can also find him on Twitter @BarnabyFTaylor.

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