Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

Free copy left
You can read our best books
Gina Mae Callen would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

On a clear day

By Gina Mae Callen


On a clear day

It was 4am,  the sun was starting to come up over the horizon and Callen was already at work.

As usual he hadn't slept well the night before and the nightmares that usually plagued him had come again, he had chased his dream figure for five blocks before he/it had disappeared behind a garbage truck not to be seen as Callen caught up to him.

With a troubled mind Callen got up and dressed and went to the one spot on the planet that calmed him and soothed his soul. He had always thought that when he found the one space that calmed him, it would be with family, however it wasn't. He had found it by accident during a case. He had been looking for Hetty when she had gone to Poland and they had still been trying to find her in L.A.

He had met up with his first Comescu that day. He had also seen something he didn't know existed.

A sight that made him feel a part of a whole.

Standing on that rooftop he had looked out over the whole of Los Angeles. Comescu had said to him that it was a place where you could be alone in the midst of thousands of people.

Looking out over the rooftop he had seen exactly what he meant.

Standing there now watching the sunrise he felt a part of the city, he could hear the world waking up people starting their daily lives and he felt like he could see forever, in his line of work, where he could be killed every day this was a unique experience.

He had always been alone, he had grown up alone. He had had no sense of self-worth before Comescu had shown him this sight and less than five minutes later Comescu had been dead. But from this one spot he could see eternity and occasionally, he felt like Comescu was standing there with him and looking out over the city. 

Occasionally they would stand and chat. 

From that one spot he could see where he had been in his life and where he was going, maybe that future involved him getting his own family, maybe this time around, in this life maybe he was destined to be alone. But he could see that this was, maybe, not a bad thing.

It put his life and his place in the universe in perspective.

The sun started to peak over the ocean and he turned his head and closed his eyes, feeling the rays wash over his body. It astounded him that people would miss this every morning and that some would even sleep the whole day away.

Turning, he watched as the sun's rays slowly crept up the city streets and up the sides of the buildings and cover everything including him in its glow.

 He felt the glow of his soul stretching out over the whole city he felt more connected than he ever did at any other time of the day.

One day, he thought he might share this sight with Hetty or maybe someone he cared about, until then it was his and his alone.

He leant against the ledge and watched as the sun completed its lazy climb into the sky and the rest of Los Angeles woke up.

Taking a deep breath, feeling rejuvenated he stood back and took one more look into forever before he left to continue his trek back into work and into another day.

For on a clear day he could see forever and ever and ever more…..

Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, Gina Mae Callen
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

littlebite22: This made me think. About the world around me, about what I think of others. We rarely get to see or hear what others think, and this is such a great example of not judging a book by its cover. Also very well written.

Bella_Lee_Taylor: the plot of the story is good and I can't wait to read the second book, but you need to check your grammar because as I was reading there were were important parts of the story some of the spelling and grammar were out of place and the way you you worded things can be better but I can see that th...

dapharoah69: I gotta hand it to you. This was a great read from start to finish. I am a big fan of witches, thanks to Anne Rice. The characters really reeled me in from the very first few chapters. You make reading fun.

Subzero Dragon: Wow, this is intense! You cranked up the heat from the word go, and kept me wanting more even when the ending tied everything up so well. I read it all in one sitting, and your strong style doesn't falter one bit throughout. I think I liked this even better than some of the "big" authors' works, ...

sibyleisley: Right away, I was charmed by the characters in Nothing Between Us. Bella is fun to follow and SO easy to relate to, and Jace is the guy that you could spend 24/7 with and not get sick of him. And together, they're adorable and so right for each other. The writer did such a great job making me car...

Anjali Roongta: Amazing story! Update soon?I love the way you show the relationship between James, Theo and Harry but would love to see characters apart from the main ones, characters such as Remus and Sirius and such and see their interactions with our favourite dimension traveler. Overall, a delightful read.

Lacey Schmidt: The Trouble with Super is that you can't stop reading it. Mr. Barrett's characters are all to easy to relate to even if you don't have a super quirk of your own, and their plight is both heart-rendingly funny and heart-warmingly sad at the same time. It's a bit like Office Space meets the Matri...

Animeviewer: It is one of the best stories I've ever read. This story will have you riding a roller coaster of emotions and nearly dying to know what happens next.You will get very attached to the characters and in my case I relate well with some of their very traumatic or emotional experiences, Just Juliet f...

RedX9: I would love it if you would show how she is the bottom of the class. A paragraph alone isn't enough to show this.If she was such a screw up, how did she pass and graduate from the class. Are her teachers this lax that they would allow a screw up to graduate?I didn't understand the schooling syst...

More Recommendations

marycombs14: This is a very interesting book - mostly because the heroine is quite charming and well rounded, and has very real issues to manage in her life. Most of all,. I loved the view inside of the life of a South Asian girl/woman, the emotional self-talk, the customs and preferences, the expectations a...

Trahelion: This was an enthralling tale! There is, of course, the implied continuation of this plot and I would love to see it, to learn the motivation of the terrorists and their capabilities.Your character is fascinating, and I could see the fact that he could be controlled may serve as a major plot point...

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral stories!

FreakyPoet: "you made me laugh, made me cry, both are hard to do. I spent most of the night reading your story, captivated. This is why you get full stars from me. Thanks for the great story!"

The Cyneweard

Sara Joy Bailey: "Full of depth and life. The plot was thrilling. The author's style flows naturally and the reader can easily slip into the pages of the story. Very well done."

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral story!

Ro-Ange Olson: "Loved it and couldn't put it down. I really hope there is a sequel. Well written and the plot really moves forward."