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Reblogging: Autumn Sky

Pink Quill Books

Over the last week, I’ve seen a great increase in the number of downloads of my perma-free short story, Autumn Sky. I’m not going to question why, any reason is good enough for me! But it feels good to see this short story climb the charts once more, for various reasons.

When I first wrote this story, it was meant to be a full-length novel based on my experiences. But when it came to putting the words on paper, I just couldn’t do it. It was too raw, too upsetting, and far too difficult to write. So I decided to try a shorter version, using only a few key events and changing some details completely. Autumn Sky was the result.

Initially, I wasn’t particularly enamoured by this story. It was too personal for me to feel any emotions about it. And then the reviews started to come in, and I…

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Reblogging: Your last breath

Author -Carole Parkes

Victim behind Glass 6

Excerpt

When she finally settles back at her computer, I decide it’s time to take action. I still need to pull this off quickly and smoothly. Next to a freshly dug flower bed, a shovel catches my eye and inspires a plan.  I grab the shovel and approach the back door. Through the glass panes in the door, I can plainly see into the empty kitchen. I place my knife in my waist band and dial her number once more.

Annabelle has just settled back at the computer when the ringing of the phone disturbs her a second time. The sooner she buys another set of telephones the better, and then she won’t have to keep traipsing out of her study to answer it. “Hello?” She hears that annoying automated silence again and curses the wretched sales people who she believes are calling her.

Again Lang remains silent… While she’s…

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