My historical novella, The Suicides, is now available in the Kindle store on Amazon! It’s set in the late 1800’s and it has a gothic flair.
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Excerpt from The Suicides, Chapter One:
“Be careful. People have been talking about your curiosity about the suicides. You must understand that they are not impressed with your book idea.”
“I do, but this is a project that I hope to finish.”
“You will discover things that you wish you hadn’t.”
I cleared my throat. “I am prepared.”
“Are you certain?”
Her expression matched that of my moral philosophy professor before he attempted to trap me during a classroom debate.
“What in the world are you attempting to convey to me?” I asked.
She shrugged and turned away. “Forgive me. Do as you wish.”
“Good evening, then, Ma’am.”
I strode down the busy street shaking my head. Sarah seemed to suggest that some sort of doom would befall everyone should I dig too deep into the lives of the suicides. The last thing that I needed was more discouragement. I had only been in Sunny Harbour for a few days and I was already causing a bit of a stir. I needed to find better ways to glean for information.
What I wanted to find most of all was the place where the suicides’ bodies were tossed. I hated going to bed at night thinking about them never being paid the respect of a proper burial. I sometimes dreamed of them being tossed into the river, sent to drift away only to be eaten away by things that appeared only in nightmares and gruesome tales. It was yet another reminder to me of life’s darkness. It hovered over people whether or not they wished to acknowledge its presence. No matter what humans did to catch a wink of light, the darkness never stayed away for long.