Whisper Moon

Whisper Moon

by DarkJade

New York City – New York

February 26th, 2012


Billy Zolgas, the local pizza delivery kid from Luigi’s Pasta and Pizza, arrives at the completely dark thirty story Aurora Tech. Building

He sits in his dark blue pickup truck and fusses with his flashlight, which he uses to navigate the inside of the building.

“Okay Billy, lets do this” he says to himself as he grabs the large pepperoni pizza and two liter bottle of rootbeer from his passenger seat, and makes his way towards the building.

It is both Billy’s least favorite, and most favorite place to deliver pizza… Least favorite, because it’s always completely pitch dark, other than the elevator light, which is a one inch thick strip of blue light that runs through the middle of the elevator interior walls.

And it is his favorite delivery because Jonan Black, the Owner of both The Building, and The Aurorra Tech. Company itself, always gives Billy two crisp twenty dollar bills, and tells him to keep the change…

Heck, the pizzas only twelve bucks…

DING” the elevator bell rings as the doors open on the thirtieth floor, and Billy steps into Jonan Black’s Office, which is basically the whole floor.

Sitting at the far end of the office by the large glass window, at a black marble desk, clicking away on his 13″ screen laptop, is Jodan Black…

“Hello Billy” he says without raising his eyes from the screen, which is basically giving off the only light in the room.

“Evening Sir” Billy replies as he almost trips over a box in an odd spot near Jonan’s desk.

“Jonan Billy… Call me Jonan” he insists as he hands Billy the two crisp twenty dollar bills.

Now Jonan is fairly handsome looking fellow, with dark brown hair, and dark brown eyes… His hair is rather short and stylish, with an exuberant amount of gel applied to it.

He’s wearing a white short sleeve t shirt which looks like it was just taken out of its package… Which in reality, it had been before Jonan came in to work. And old torn up 501 Levis, the same one’s he used to wear some eight or so years go when he was still in High School.

Yes, Jonan is a twenty six year old Billionaire… One might say, Eccentric Billionaire… And basically the lowest profile Billionaire known. Just the way he likes it.

“Thank you Sir… Err… Jonan” Billy says, as he turns and makes his way back into the elevator, leaving Jonan alone once more, one hand holding up a piece of pizza in the air and taking a much to big bit, and in the other hand the two liter bottle of root beer, which he in turn takes a big guzzle of.


Just as Jonan is about to call it a night, his cell phone rings, its ring tone being Stevie Wonder’s Superstition

…The Actual song, as opposed to some form of digital beep beep rendition.

Curiosity strikes his brow as he looks to see who it is…

…and then answers “Allisa?”

Soon curiosity turns to concern “Wait Wait, hold on, I can hardly understand you”.

He grabs his short grey cashmere jacket, his laptop, the extra pizza and the box on the floor, and makes his way towards the elevator as he continues to talk “uh huh… uh huh…”.

He gets on the elevator “Gotcha… So Anton’s in Jail, and you need me to watch…” suddenly he turns pale, and horror strikes his face “your daughter?” the elevator doors shut.


Picture Credit – Full Moon Rising – New York City

Episode II – Flashback

Episode III – Sleep Now

Episode IV – The 27th Year

Episode V – A Man’s Castle? Is His Castle

Episode VI – Sanctuary



8 Responses to “Whisper Moon”

  1. shortstoryhotel Says:

    Like how you incorporated the song

    • I probably have a tendency to think of Music, and Use it in some of my Writing, partly because I Originally Pursued Film Making in 2000-2003, and Screenplay Writing 2003-2005.

      So for me, it is an Automatic thing to Blend Story and Music

      Thanks for your Comment and Compliment ShortStory


  2. Nice story very captivating… where does it start?

    Why is the Billionaire so reserved?

    • When you say, “Where does it start”, do you mean in what location? If so, It Starts in “New York City, New York”.

      “Jonan Black is the type of guy who has always been Doing, and Focusing on his own thing… He’s never been all that Social, not because he doesn’t like people, but more because he kind of sort of lives in his head… Along the way of pursuing his Passion, which is basically “Innovative Technologies”, he Created some of the most “Competitive, and Useful Technologies in the previous 6 years”… Which I have yet to determine exactly what they are.

      He Works at Night because 1) He loves the Nighttime 2) He likes to be alone, especially when he’s working.

      He has all the lights off in the Building because he really, really, really likes keeping a “Low Profile”, so much so, that he doesn’t even want people to know he’s in his Building at Night, other than the Pizza Delivery Guy, lol

      In reality, Jonan Black doesn’t really have any friends… He has only his work, which is also his passion.

      Good Question… Thanks for Your Comment, Feedback and Compliment Vee


  3. This song is so very pizza deliveryish. Now I must do something to get that silly image out of my head. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Yeah DJ, that’s what I meant. Wow, he is one complex character Jonan. Guess you named him Black because of his association with the night.

    Looking forward to see how the story evolves. I wonder what will be his first distraction from his well organized life style…The suspense you give by mentioning Anton…jail…your daughter..is great. I love suspense, it makes me keep turning the pages…

    Good stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

    • His Name… I’m not quite sure if I can put into words how I come up with Names… I will say this, I had this Story Idea in the Middle of Watching a Film Last Night, and what the Image was, was of this Character in a High Rise Building Working In Darkness.

      I do often lean towards names that have something to do with The Color Black, or Blue, or Darkness it seems.

      I’m glad to hear that those “Suspense” Ques Struck Home… And, like you say This Phone Call is Exactly that, “A Distraction from his Well Organized” and “Solitude” Based Life.

      Thanks for the Feedback Vee, it helps me to get a sense of whether The Writing is Striking People the way I’m hoping and intending it to do.


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