"Published author, aspiring novelist . . . welcome to my world of madness!"

Sep 21, 2010

Tuesday Tidbit:

The following is an excerpt from Whispering Hollow, a short story in the works.

The poets of the world will tell you true love is a blessing; the greatest gift man can ever receive. But let me tell you that’s a lie, a cruel and vicious web of deceit the romantic-at-heart weave. No amount of sirens’ songs or pretty words can cover the truth: Love, true love especially, is a curse. It will pull you under its churning waves and strip you of all your senses—both physical and mental. Love robs a man of all he has and leaves him bereft, abandoned on some isolated shore from which there is no escape.

I buried my beloved Chloe a mere month ago along with the broken and desolate shards of my sanity. My heart lay as cold and dead as she, and as I watched the last clumps of dirt rain over her casket, I didn’t know if I should weep with bitter relief or cave beneath the immense burden of grief and guilt. I had watched her hang for her sins, knowing her crimes were no worse than mine. I had watched, and in those moments that ticked by like an unspent eternity, I had felt glee. Even as her tongue lolled and her body twitched in the final throes of death, I rejoiced.

Today, she came back . . .


  1. Can't wait to read this one! I love that dark muse of yours! ;-)

  2. I'm hooked! Fantastic opening. I'll be looking for this one when it's finished!!

    Hope all's been well, and that your internet connection is back up and running (soon). Thinking of you!

    ((hugs)) Nicki

  3. Oh my word I wish I could read more!


  4. This is fantastic. I hope we will be able to read more.