My two Novella’s “Compulsion” & “My Friend Louie” are now both available in print!
I enjoyed working on both of these stories. Compulsion was birthed out of the question I wanted to explore: Is there a limit to God’s forgiveness, and is there a line we as people will not cross to forgive someone…?
My friend Louie I wanted to explore the psychological issues of a young boy dealing with his parents divorce, as well as surviving a bully. Both of these issues are personal to me- And I would be lying if I said there wasn’t a part of me in both Michael and Louie.
Many have had asked me: Is Louie Real…? Is he in fact, a possessed baseball bat…? Or is he just the product of a psychological damaged teen…? I’ll let you the reader decide.
These books were some of my first attempts at publishing- For my errors and early weaknesses in the craft, I do apologize. I am fully aware of passive voice issues, telling verse showing (Although in My Friend Louie that is an intentional device) and countless other shortcomings.
However, I enjoy the stories and more than anything- I hope you do as well.
You can get both by clicking on the link below:
And Compulsion includes two bonus short stories in the back.
MY FRIEND LOUIE
So this weekend my short Novella “My Friend Louie” is FREE on Kindle.
I published this little story about a year ago, and even though it may not be the best presentation of my writing- (I have learned a lot over the past year)- I really like it.
I wrote the original first draft in one week. There was no plan, no direction, just straight seat of the pants writing. My initial idea was simple. What if a young teenage boy was bullied, and the only thing that gave him confidence to stand up to that bully was an old baseball bat he found in his pasture.
The story was good with lots of emotion and pain. But it was missing something, and I wasn’t really sure what. I remember sitting back rewriting the story one day, stuck in a corner, having no idea where I would go or what to change. Suddenly as a joke I had the bat say something, “Hey you, dummy. Yeah I’m talking to you kid.”
From that moment on Louie was born. And suddenly the story drifted into a psychological realm I didn’t expect it to.
Louie was fun to write. (A part from being a talking baseball bat that only this kid could hear) He was twisted, evil, and represented that aggression built up inside of a child who is bullied.
Again, not my best writing ever, but a story I enjoyed all the same. Hope you enjoy as well.
You can get “My Friend Louie” for FREE today by simply clicking the Image link below…