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Pre-Order My Life as a Dog

My Life as a Dog by LA Davenport in ebook and paperback

Dear reader, not only is my memoir My Life as a Dog finished, edited and ready for the world, but it is available for pre-order as an ebook on all good online books stores.

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Hounds of love

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I am happy to report that, after much blood, sweat and tears (well, some sweat and a lot of effort), my memoir of a life shared with a black and tan dachshund is coming soon.

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Dog days are here again

Kevin the Dachshund in My Life as a Dog by LA Davenport - 4

An update on writing and my next book – a memoir of my life with a dachshund called Kevin.

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Escape Everywhere!!


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Finally, after a period of exclusivity on Amazon, I am very happy to announce that my debut novel, Escape, is now available on all your favourite eBook stores.

It’s available now on Apple Books, Google Play, Kobo, and Nook, as well as on Amazon, of course.

You can find out more about Escape, and it’s how I was inspired to write it here.

L. A. Davenport

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Escape is "Amazing"!

My debut novel, Escape, has been described by readers and reviewers as “awesome” and “amazing”, and with “a plot that leaves you emotionally wrecked”…

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Find out more, and read it now, exclusively on Amazon.


L. A. Davenport


No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Finding my Nook

Excitement! Intrigue!

Well, maybe not intrigue, but definitely excitement – my short story collections No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are now available on Barnes & Noble / Nook.

See, told you it was exciting!

L. A. Davenport

PS, Escape, my debut thriller, is also out now.
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No Escape

It's in my hands, it can't get away now...!

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Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Escape – Out Now!

I’m excited to announce that my debut novel, Escape, is out now and available as an ebook and in paperback on Amazon.

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Escape to Dream

How my heartbreak following the death of David Bowie led me to Tumblr and the inspiration for the dream sequences in my debut novel Escape.

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Five-star Inspiration

Six years ago, I went on holiday to southern Italy. I thought I was going to get away from it all, but I ended up being inspired to write my first novel.

Find out how a strange occurrence in a five-star hotel and a chance encounter with a mysterious Russian led to the genesis of my new thriller Escape.

L. A. Davenport

(I have also written about the inspiration behind my collections Dear Lucifer and Other Stories and No Way Home.)
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The Way Home

Dear reader, I have written a story-by-story explanation of the inspiration and background to all six pieces included in my collection No Way Home.

It was very enjoyable to look back at the stories in that way, as although the book was published in December and I spent the preceding two years working on it, I haven’t taken the opportunity to think in a structured way about how the pieces came about and what I wanted to do in putting them together.

So I hope you find it interesting, and feel free to ask me any questions about those or any other stories.

L. A. Davenport

(To read about the inspiration behind Dear Lucifer and Other Stories, go here.)
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How Dear Lucifer Began

I have just written a piece on the page for my collection Dear Lucifer and Other Stories on what inspired the pieces and how they came to be published in that form.

I hope you find it interesting! I shall be adding pieces on the origins of No Way Home and Escape in the coming days…

L. A. Davenport


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Escape Teaser

I have filmed and edited a teaser for my upcoming novel Escape, called Break-Up.


Break-Up from L. A. Davenport on Vimeo.


You can more read about Escape here on Pushing the Wave, or you can head over to P-Wave Press.


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Escape – Pre-Order Now

Well, finally it’s here.

The moment I can tell you, dear reader, that not only is my novel Escape finished, editing and ready for the world with its shiny cover, but it is available for pre-order, exclusively (for now) on Amazon.

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Gladys Love

“Did you know his mother’s name?”

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In praise of drunkenness

“Beware, Be aware of intent-, intentions, intents, intent..ion.”

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Print out

I am super excited to announce that my books Dear Lucifer and Other Stories and No Way Home are now available as paperbacks, alongside the original shiny eBooks!

Thanks to Amazon’s lovely print service, you can order them to be delivered straight to your door, and you may even see them turn up on other catalogues.

So to get your copies, head over to my Amazon page to find out more…

L. A. Davenport


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Deathcast all around!

Finally, Deathcast has joined Screen Grab, Stations of the Soul, No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories on Apple Books, Google Play, and Kobo.

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Grab it in more places!

Good news! You can now get Screen Grab on your favourite online book store, as it has joined Stations of the Soul, No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories on Apple Books, Google Play, and Kobo.

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Next Station on the Journey

I am delighted to announce that Stations of the Soul has joined No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories on Apple Books, Google Play, and Kobo.

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Dear Lucifer: Reboot

While to all outwards appearances Dear Lucifer and Other Stories still looks the same, it has gone through somewhat of a transformation under the hood.

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Brand New Cover – No Way Home

I am very happy to announce that my short story collection No Way Home has had a makeover and has a brand-new cover!

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Performance

Every action is a performance.

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No Way Home: On Google Play!

I am delighted to announce that my short story collection No Way Home is available now on Google Play!

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Dear Lucifer: On Google Play!

I am delighted to announce that my short story collection Dear Lucifer and Other Stories is available now on Google Play!

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From Dear Lucifer: The Last Moment

While you are waiting, dear readers, for my novel Escape to be published, I wanted to give you something to whet your appetite.

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Writing Process: Surveillance Capitalism

In October, I talked about a couple of books that I had found very inspiring for an as-yet unnamed book that I am writing about a dystopian future.

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Search me!

In November, I added something to this site that I realised was essential, and was surprised that I hadn’t thought of adding before: a contact form.

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No Way Home – On The Move!

The design for my new book No Way Home was by the brilliant David Löwe.

Here on Instagram he has turned it into an animation.

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The State of the Nation

The path to self destruction is illuminated in neon and we’re heading straight for it.

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Book Giveaway for Reviewers!

Would you like a free copy of my new short story collection No Way Home?

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No Way Home Out Now!

My new short story collection No Way Home is out now on Apple Books, Amazon and Kobo.

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No Way Home ON APPLE BOOKS

My new short story collection No Way Home is now available for pre-order on Apple Books, as well as Amazon and Kobo.

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Stations of the Soul: FREE For 5 Days

To celebrate the launch of my short short collection No Way Home on December 16, grab my story Stations of the Soul for free for five days only!

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Mozartian mind grease

How do you keep going when you have a looming writing deadline or overwhelming word count to achieve, or when you’re writing something that is far outside your comfort zone?

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No Way Home PRE-ORDER

My new short story collection No Way Home is available for pre-order now on Amazon and Kobo.*

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Contact

I’ve just added an update to the site that should have been there a long time ago, but I never got around to: a contact form!

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One Day Left for Deathcast!

There’s one day left to grab your free copy of my story Deathcast to celebrate the launch of my new story Stations of the Soul!

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Deathcast: FREE For 5 Days Only

To celebrate the launch of my new story Stations of the Soul, grab my story Deathcast for free for five days only!

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Stations of the Soul Out Now!

New story out now: Stations of the Soul

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Men

Men consider women’s bodies to be objects, not the extension of a person’s character or soul. This is one of the greatest problems that we face in this world.

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Stations of the Soul PRE-ORDER!

I have a new story available for pre-order: Stations of the Soul

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Dear Lucifer ON SALE!!!

Dear Lucifer & Other Stories is ON SALE for Two Weeks Only!

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Ready for editing...

Deathcast by L. A. Davenport available now on Amazon, Kindle, Apple Books, Google Play, and Kobo

Sending the next story from my upcoming collection to be edited…


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Fragile

One of the things that we admire about porcelain is its delicate fragility. We should learn to do the same for people.

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Where are we now?

Finally I am here, back at my desk from a long period away with work, work, work, and I'm slowly trying to get my mind back into the space of writing fiction.

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Deathcast ... Out Now!

New story out now: Deathcast

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Thank you, The Bestseller Experiment

I think I’ve always been a writer. My mother likes to talk about the poetry and short stories I wrote when I was knee-high to a grasshopper. Certainly for as long as I can remember, I have been creating stories, characters, conversations, scenes and even entire fictional worlds, and lived so deeply in my favourite books that it feels, looking back, as if fiction was more real to me than reality.

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Screen Grab: FREE For 5 Days Only

To celebrate the upcoming launch of my new story Deathcast, grab my story Screen Grab for free for five days only!

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Normal

Normal is measured against our ideal of human behaviour, but when we measure it against actual human behaviour, 'normal' looks very different indeed.

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Deathcast PRE-ORDER!

I have a new story available for pre-order: Deathcast

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Writing Process: Research

I am doing some (well, lots, actually) of research for a novel I am working on. The idea has been gestating for a long time, but I needed some inspiration to help me give it more shape.

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Screen Grab ... Out Now!

New story out now: Screen Grab

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The No Way: The Uncertainty Overload

In our modern life, we are bombarded by two things: information and choice.

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Screen Grab PRE-ORDER!

I have a new story available for pre-order: Screen Grab

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Dog

A dog is the consolation prize for the lonely.

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Dear Lucifer Design Process

The cover design process for my book Dear Lucifer and Other Stories by the brilliant David Löwe.

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Coat

We all have to wear a coat to protect us when expose ourselves to the world. It’s just that I need a thicker coat than most.


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Man

Flip-flops, shorts, close-cropped hair and a checked shirt tight over his squat, bull-like body.

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Alone

You are never truly alone when you know someone loves you.


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No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Overheard #2

An exasperated American woman to her friend while walking along Regent’s Canal in London: “Who the fuck hand-washes glasses anyway?”


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No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Dear Lucifer ... Out Now!

My new book Dear Lucifer & Other Stories is out now…

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Dear Lucifer PRE-ORDER!

I have a new ebook available for pre-order: Dear Lucifer & Other Stories

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Clarity

Sometimes, when the drink has gripped my soul, I see more clearly than I have done at any other time.

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Life

I used to think that life happened all by itself. It took me a long time to realise that you have to make it happen.


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Overheard #1

An exasperated American woman to her friends while walking along the Arno in Florence, Italy: “I mean, you don’t need dick every night of your life.”


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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My New Book (+ a free short story)

I have a new book coming out! (Soon…)

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Waiting

The dusk-laden calm of the room was broken by the sound of a thud and a peal of high-pitched laughter.

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Relationship

Surely our greatest and most long-lasting relationship is with ourselves.


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Doubt

Doubt is a thief of the soul.


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No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Danger

With creativity comes danger.


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No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Disposable

I used to live life like it was disposable. Now I don’t want to throw a single second away.


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Hell

I feel nostalgic for that time when ‘we’re all going to hell’ was just a turn of phrase.


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Weight

Life is a heavy weight that sometimes crushes my soul.


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Cruel

There is no-one so cruel as those closest to you.


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Edge

I have never wanted to be at the centre, but always to be on the edge, on the periphery.

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Friendship

For some, friendship is merely a form of advanced knowing, with no affection and no care.

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Pig

For someone who is acting in an uncivilised or unpleasant manner, we often say they are acting like an animal or, worse, a dog or a pig.

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Merry-go-round

We like to believe that there is only one person out there for us. Just one person with whom we truly fit, to whom we can open up our souls and not be afraid.

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Ivy

I suppose there must be days when I haven't thought of you, but I cannot recall even one.

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Sorted

Her: "I have to say, I thought you'd be more sorted by now than you are."

Me: "Yeah, me too."


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Room

A door opens and sunlight streams in. A slab of yellow on a stone floor.

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Beauty

Beauty is defined not by our physical appearance but who we choose to be.


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Storm

I have tried so often to calm the storm inside my head, but I know I live most truly when I am lost within it.


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Creativity

Creativity happens in the transition between order and chaos.


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Decay

Life is an ever-lasting cycle of decay.


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Pain

Pain is selfish.


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Shadow

The dark side exists. It is the shadow in the eye of every living creature.


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Power

Power is given, not taken.


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No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Sad

It is a curious thing that we think it is more true to be sad than to be happy.


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Speak

The most interesting people to listen to are those who do not wish to speak.


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Confidence

We are losing confidence in peace, but we must stay firm.

It is the only thing worth fighting for.


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Rise

The voices of fear, suspicion and paranoia sense their moment has come.

It is up to the rest of us to rise up and drown them out.


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Inside

On the inside, we all think we are cool.


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Break-Up



I have filmed a teaser for my upcoming novel Escape.

See it on Vimeo here.


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Lie

The definition of a lie depends on your perspective.


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Present

We think that the present is now and forever, but it is already dead and gone.


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

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Sleep

It catches you unawares.

The smothering embrace, reaching around you, collecting you in its arms, covering you, brushing your eyes.

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Ants

I watched ants stealing from a kitchen this morning, carrying morsels of bread aloft as they ran to an unseen destination.

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White

It occurred to me today that when we white people go to other countries, we rape the land of its resources, steal the profits and hold the people down, abusing and killing them at will, and we call it commerce.

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Darkness

The only darkness I see is in your eyes.


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Floating

I am no longer sure who I am.

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Resist

Now.


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Reason

We are slipping back from the age of reason into the mire of mystery, into a world of gods and devils, ghouls and angels.

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