How does one cope with complete and utter loneliness, living in a world occupied by one? Lawrence Steven Devane does not react well when plunged into precisely this situation.
"I yearn to meet a one-legged, one-armed, one-eyed, elderly gypsy woman who spends every waking minute singing show tunes with a voice like a howler monkey undergoing torture...."
Evolved Publishing presents a mind-bending short story. At a bit over 3,600 words, this fun adventure is the perfect short diversion from your daily grind.
"I couldn't help but think of 'Where Is Everybody?', the first episode ever of the iconic American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. This is a well written, thought provoking, haunting, disturbing tale... it draws real emotion. What more can you ask?" ~ Michael Reviews
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This short story includes a special 4-chapter sneak preview of the award-winning FORGIVE ME, ALEX.
“Lane Diamond has succeeded in bringing to the surface the dark and horrifying mind of a psychotic serial killer, while at the same time bringing forth the desperate need for humanity and justice for the victims and their families.” ~ The Kindle Book Review
“FORGIVE ME, ALEX is classified as a psychological suspense thriller, and suspense should really be bolded and italicized. There is a certain level of mastery a writer must possess in order to effectively build this kind of breathless expectation in a reader, and Diamond does just that, not only by switching us back and forth between 1978 (when the events that set everything in motion took place) and 1995 (the subsequent aftermath after the serial killer is released), but also by switching up narrative perspectives between our hero and antagonist. Although I was originally afraid all this moving about might harm the linearity of the tale, my fears were unfounded: The story developed and evolved brilliantly, and kept me turning the pages wanting more. More. More.” ~ Anne B. Chaconas
Lane Diamond – Author
D.T. Conklin – Editor
Kevin Deal – Cover Artist