BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE
BILLY CHIREVE (Part 1 of Chapter 1)
The Beanery Writers group online literary magazine offers Southwestern Pennsylvania authors an opportunity to share information on books they’ve written. Below is the first half of the first chapter of Mark Phaneuf’s new book. The second half will be posted at the beginning of next week.
Mark Phaneuf was born and raised in Annapolis, MD. He received his BA in English from Washington College in Chestertown, MD, and his MA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD. He lives in Plum Borough, PA, with his wife, daughter and dog. His first novel, Chandler College, was published in 2006. “Billy Chireve” is the first chapter to his new novel The Irony Gods.
All great couples seem to have interesting stories about how they met. Maybe their hearts collided when one ran a stop sign and plowed his SUV into the side of her sporty hatchback. Or maybe they were childhood sweethearts, who as the years progressed, played more and more intricate games of hide and seek. Elena Mercado and Luke Earle were such a couple. Forced together as Driver’s Ed partners in 10th grade, Elena and Luke learned the rules of love and the rules of the roads simultaneously. Along with parallel parking and identifying the blind spot, they discovered (more…)