I hope that you’re having the ride of your life..? And if not why not join my fantastical roller coaster of a mid-life crisis?
Is it merely fantasy? Or real life..? I’ll let you decide.
Extracted, with pleasure, from Chapter 4 – It’s plenty big enough.
…“Matthew sleeps on the left,” she gestures like a theatrical actress, “…always has done.”
Neil’s eyes are drawn to the king-size bed, immaculately dressed with plumped up pillows and a frilly valance and Matthew’s personal belongings perfectly placed on the pine bedside-table: a ship-builder’s manual, glasses case and a red and white envelope torn apart with match tickets spilling out. Each item carefully placed just like a shrine but the ejected, ransacked drawers tell a very different story…
Over the other side of the bed, ‘Fifty Shades’ in paperback, age-defying eye-cream, half a glass of water and a fallen bottle of ‘Diazepam’ with just a few pills remaining, scattered like little golf balls around her wedding ring. Out of sight, in the ottoman at the bottom of bed, beneath discarded copies of fashion and home-style magazines, is evidence of a tantrum having taken place; torn up credit-card receipts, a clear plastic bag (the type you use in the airport) of Matthew’s personal effects handed to her at the police station along with his mobile phone – it survived the impact but not Annabelle’s inquisition, now smashed up like a jigsaw puzzle into a million pieces…
Faithful is available for download on Amazon Kindle, dig deep into my blog for some very good reviews and why not purchase a copy for yourself? It’s enlightening and entertaining.
Fidelity, my second adventure in the series, will be coming soon!
‘Lifetime Rhyme’ my book of poetic verse and rhyme – full of inspirational poetry – is available soon.