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Flash Fiction #11

This is not part of the mini-series so please don’t be confused 😛

Flash Fiction #11 is here!

Deathly Desire

How much can the alcohol cloud it? Numb it? Chase it away? Kill it? I know there’s something that needs to be killed. Vanquished. I can feel it within my mind as I pound my fist against my temple, the pain growing distant and my eyesight  growing fuzzy at the edges. What is it that drives me to this? To the wanton yearning of a tortured soul, masked by a grey blanket of pain, sorrow and pure hatred? What is it? Can someone tell me, please! I’m lost. No, maybe not. I’m clear-headed of course – I know what to do.

There it is, on the table, shining in the moonlight – it’s like a beacon of hope to me. However, for some, it’s the final nail. The room is but a cavern, much like my own mind, where the evil winged bringers of sorrow hang teasingly above my head, in the rafters, in the shadows of my own criminality and unjust feelings. The bourbon is like a tonic, an elixir that cleanses my very soul of its corruption, its fractures and its deep, self-inflicted scars. There is always an option… come on, now. Do you want this? Seriously?

Another full tumbler of soothing, smoky fire-water gives me something to cling on to. What it is is anybody’s guess, but it’s something tangible for my essence to wrap its shallow fingers around, warming it from a deathly-looking pale to a barely human pink. It suddenly slips away from me; a glimmer of humanity that I have sealed the fate of. Why? Who knows why? Who cares… why?! Why this? Why that? Why anything? That’s all I damn well hear from the crowds – why would you do it? Do you want an answer? I don’t have one for you…

My hand rests on the handle of the .45 before my fingers slip into position, ready to take the responsibility of justice onto its shoulders. Forget the tumbler, this time, it’s the entire bottle that needs to lubricate my mind; my resolve. With such a clear night sky it should make my journey to heaven quicker. Heaven? You kidding? You won’t be going to the pearly gates at all, my friend. Look at yourself! To hell with you and everything you’ve done.

Hell? Ha ha! I’m already there, the burning gaze of Satan following my every movement; his trident ready to thrust my despairs into the open. I face my fears no more, not in the real world – the real world is full of politicians, ex wives, lost relatives, war, disease and all the rest of it. I don’t want that. The mouth of the gun is cold against my head, much like the feelings inside me; icy and inert. The phone rings suddenly. I ignore it. Through the moment’s hesitation I hear the answer machine click in. The beginning of the message is just a loud, echoing blast – this is what has to be done.

A tear of finality trickles down my face as amidst of the darkness I hear a voice – ‘It’s me… I forgive you’.


Blog Mini Series

Hey everyone,

Hope you’re all well 🙂

I will be doing a mini series of stories for my blog (the first of which I will be posting up in a bit) which will be about the ongoing actions surrounding a single event from different points of view of the characters involved.

Keep checking back for latest additions 🙂

Happy weekend!!!

Eden Baylee’s ‘Spring into Summer’ Released as an E-Book

My fantastic friend, Eden Baylee, has had her book released as an e-book on Amazon. This is a major boon for her! She is talented, lovely, a good laugh, and she has a very sweet speaking voice 😉 Congratulations Eden!

I’m very proud to announce  Spring into Summerreleases today exclusively on Amazon as an e-book, with a print version to follow shortly.

Spring into Summer is the companion piece to my first book, Fall into Winter. It’s comprised of four distinct novellas; two take place in the spring and two in the summer.

The inspiration for this book is vast. My love of poetry has connected me to some amazing poets, and their words have seeped into my subconscious. It’s reorganized the way I write and ripped stories from my heart. “A Season For Everything” is heavily influenced by my affection for poets.

In “Unlocking the Mystery,” I pay respect to the serendipity of life. Though my writing is steeped in reality, this story acknowledges we can’t always explain the magical quality of love.

Summer Solstice” kicks off the hot season…

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Review of ‘A Thirty-Something Girl’ by L.M.Stull

A splendid first book by a splendid woman!

It is not too complex or too simple. Lisa Stull brilliantly fuses raw emotions through the power of her words to bring forth a cavalcade of deeper meanings and thoughts.

A Thirty-Something Girl is an easy read and, at the same time, a real treat to have on the bookshelf. You will find that this book is an effective page turner and is on par with those ‘unputdownable’ novels that so many accomplished authors have produced.

To say that this was a great book is an understatement – I smiled, laughed and cried, which just goes to show that there is something to Lisa’s words that words themselves cannot express!


Lisa Stull is a lovely friend of mine and I was ever-so grateful to receive a copy of her book through the post (Good old Fed-Ex!). If you wish to know more about Lisa you should check her out. These are just a few of the places you can find her lurking about:

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Facebook Fellow Writers Group:

WordPress Websites: and



Everyone should get to know her 🙂