and youre still asking if im okay, but i dont know, i dont know what you mean by
okay. i dont know what you mean by safe. ... someone im holding on to to keep
from slipping, but i have to figure out how to do it alone. but im afraid if i let go ill ...
Author: Violet Wilson
Publisher: Bev Wilson
In "Slices," Violet Wilson looks back at her first years away from home, first at college, then after dropping out, as she struggles to make sense of her urges to cut herself. She doesn't offer neatly wrapped-up explanations of her motivations; the vignettes focus on what she thought and how she felt in the moment. The few dispassionate memories of childhood abuse are not served up as "A-ha!" explanations, since that's not how it felt at the time. There is a lot of confusion, a lot of shame, and a lot of failed attempts to connect. But there are also some patient friends, a couple of morbidly comic moments in a mental hospital and at a funeral, and, by the end, a tiny smidgen of hope that Violet will find her way.
I have your first name, so now I'm supposed to feel like we're buddies and it's
okay for me to tell you stuff I don't want to remember, let alone talk about? Sorry, I'
m not paying you to be my friend, so if it's all the same to you I'll just stick with Doc
Author: Chevy Stevens
Publisher: Hachette UK
FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF NEVER LET YOU GO . . . On the day she was abducted, thirty-two year-old Annie Sullivan had three goals - sell a house, forget a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever-patient boyfriend. Then a van pulls up outside the house she is selling. Annie thinks it's her lucky day. But nothing could be further from the truth... 'You will be absolutely mesmerized by the last line of this novel. Then, most likely, you will return to page one, and start it all over again' Lisa Gardner
But she realized that she would have to let her mother know that she was still
alive, so she called her to tell her what happened. She prefaced the short
conversation by saying, “I'm calling to tell you that I am fine. But I'm really not in
the mood ...
Author: Randi M. Sherman
After thirty-four years of just letting life happen to her, Paula Tenenbaum's mundane existence was suddenly interrupted. It was bad enough to be fired from her job because she was "average," but on that same day, her boyfriend also dumped her for being "un-dynamic." Somehow, someway Paula needed to make a change. But before she could figure out what her first step should be, her scheming neighbor Larry tapped into her silent desperation and dreams and challenged everything that she believed about herself. At first Paula was skeptical and scared, but quickly, she realized that she had nothing to lose, as she donned the persona of the successful, and vibrant individual that she had always dreamed of being, navigating thru business, colorful personalities and the people that she had idolized from afar. Written with sharp humor, and huge personality, Paula Takes A Risk is the hilarious story about the metamorphosis of Paula Tenenbaum, who naively enters into an adventure that changes her life. This is a story certain to strike a chord in anyone who secretly desires change, but is afraid to make it....
you that—that's the last favour I'll do for you! They'll be here before you know it,
here to kick you out, and take whatever's left on the wall. It wouldn't surprise ... “I'
m not surprised that's all you have left to say. If it was my great ... It's true,
Christopher, if I was all alone, if I couldn't live with my mom, I'd sooner live in a
women's shelter than live with you. I've still got ... I'm sure they'll let you keep that!
I don't know ...
Author: Janice Young
An omnibus of thought-provoking, engaging, and heartwarming stories set in Edo Japan, the modern world, and far into the future.
He was glad that the porch light wasn't bright enough to make his reddening face
apparent to the girl. She was laughing. “First thing you know, you'll think you
should stay in the spare room in my house! I'm alone there now, you know.
Author: R. L. Newman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This simple little adventure tale was originally written as a juvenile novel in 1964 while I was a teacher in Lander, Wyoming. It didnt impress publishers, so I put it aside and later moved to Colorado and stored the manuscript in the attic and lost track of it. Decades passed, but I persistently thought of rewriting my book, not to sell, necessarily, but for my own gratification, and I pondered how it could be better. I found the manuscript in early 2007, read it one more time and immediately set to work. The result was a complete revision, a total re-write other than the title, the locale and the basic plot. Because I was no longer hampered by trying to satisfy an editor or agent, I developed a style which frequently matches the way I really think and talk. (Some people who know me are thinking, Yeah, right: disorganized, repetitive, foolish, irreverent, clich-ridden, etc., etc.) Anyway, I was satisfied with the result. If you can read through the whole thing without losing interest or throwing up, then I feel that I have achieved my goal of becoming a bona fide novelist.
“Besides, we'll let you keep the money, hide it right now in a good spot, and if
they stop us, we get captured, but you get to keep the ... I'm alone here with
jenkins, and I need to send you back over to our station to cover our asses, so
Author: Earl Cooke
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Merle was robbed, beaten, shot, and left for dead in the trunk of a car sinking fast in a river. How could he possibly escaped and then, rescued eight teenaged girls from a sex ring. . . . . . Maria was running away from her step-fathers advances, and a hard life with any man. So why give up her virginity to Merle? . . . . . . Merle was running from a passive life and wife. But why give up everything and start over with this little girl? . . . . . . . . They both were hiding out with new identities from Mexican drug lords. How they come together for a new life was hard to believe, but they had better watch out!! Paco Hernandez was coming for more than revenge! . . . . . . . .
Say to him, 'Here we have the revolution. ... “Um. . .okay, I'll let you off. ... “Anyway,
I'm not drinking alone now. You said that's the biggest problem.” “You will drink
alone.” “You'll see.” Su put the glass down and picked up a plastic-wrapped ...
Publisher: Kung Fu Rabbit Books
One night with heavy snow storm, a woman visits her friend's house, isolated on the mountain top. They talk through the night. After several days, the janitor goes to the house to check and faces surprising moment.
I'm sorry that I've been such a terrible friend I'm sorry that I saw you as a means to
an end If I wasn't around when you needed me most I promise from now on I will
always be close I'm announcing a new opendoor policy I will try to be around
whenever you want me I'll let you know ... I'll try to help If you come to me just to
be not alone, I'll just sit by your side and be And if you want to be left alone, I'll be
Author: David J. Lovato
Publisher: David Lovato
Each of the 16 poems in Permanent Ink on Temporary Pages stands alone, but also serves as a piece of a larger narrative. From the death of poetry itself in “At Rest in the Sea” to the lifetime-spanning “The Back of the Room”, the stream-of-consciousness piece “Alone” to the song-turned-poem “Sunday Calls for Cloudy Skies”, and the thematically-related interludes “Letters”, “Pages”, and “Poetries”, Permanent Ink on Temporary Pages tells the story of a narrator struggling to find his place in the world, drifting between tangential universes, and replacing the people around him with fictional characters, all the while writing letters he doesn’t send, poetry scattered to the wind, and pages full of everything he can’t bear the thought of losing.
“Would that be all right?” “It was before. I rolled toward you . . . and I might as well
save us that step.” “I'd like that if it wouldn't bother you.” He exhaled slowly and
with obvious trepidation. “I'll let you know. ... I'm in the woods again, it's dark and I'
m alone, and I'm surrounded by the horde, only this time, I'm covered in my own ...
Author: Ann Aguirre
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
The epic conclusion to Ann Aguirre's USA Today bestselling trilogy. The horde is coming. Salvation is surrounded, monsters at the gates, and this time, they're not going away. When Deuce, Fade, Stalker and Tegan set out, the odds are against them. But the odds have been stacked against Deuce from the moment she was born. She might not be a Huntress anymore, but she doesn't run. With her knives in hand and her companions at her side, she will not falter, whether fighting for her life or Fade's love. Ahead, the battle of a lifetime awaits. Freaks are everywhere, attacking settlements, setting up scouts, perimeters, and patrols. There hasn't been a war like this in centuries, and humans have forgotten how to stand and fight. Unless Deuce can lead them. This time, however, more than the fate of a single enclave or outpost hangs in the balance. This time, Deuce carries the banner for the survival of all humanity.