Excerpts and Prose

JOHN 10 – an Excerpt from The Devil You Know

So, I did, and instantly he began to lecture me like a father. I wasn’t sure how to take it when he started off with, “I’m a man…” I put my hand up as he took a rag from his apron to wipe his forehead. “Listen. Can you hear that?” I asked him. My words…

Dave was that kind of guy….

It was just past eight in the morning. When I came to terms with the fact Dave really hadn’t come home, I sat up in bed. I looked around my room which was painted an awful blue that he had picked when our house was being built. Fuck his blue paint. I swung my feet…

Blood in the sand…

The day I was born my mother sent me naked screaming into the world. Hurling towards a pinpoint of light from between her legs, that I would spend the entirety of my forty-two years chasing and failing to reach. Till one day, over a cup of coffee and a donut, I realized that blowing my…

Just wait for another sunrise. Give it 24 hours.

I remember the first time I tried to kill myself. It was just honestly a break in the space-time continuum I had going after decades of pain. A momentary darkness, and a suffocating hopelessness that had knocked the wind out of me. I’d decided in those moments where breath and tears escaped me that I…

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