Excerpts from a work-in-progress novel called Apostate: Life after Death in Exile. The main character’s life is turned upside. He must decide whether to share his broken life with others, or spend his remaining days in exile.

Oh God, why her?

Posted by on Dec 16, 2011 in Apostate: Life after Death in Exile, Featured, Stories | 0 comments

Did his wife have the flu... or, as he suspected, was it something worse?

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Can you ever trust bloggers?

Posted by on Jul 22, 2011 in Apostate: Life after Death in Exile, Featured, Stories | 3 comments

All published excerpts from Apostate: Life after Death in Exile: Select an excerpt… 1: Who’s...

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What’s for Dinner?

Posted by on Jul 15, 2011 in Apostate: Life after Death in Exile, Featured, Stories | 0 comments

While his wife's health continues to deteriorate, he wonders about the strange man who attacked her and the deputy and about that strange flu/virus that he overheard the sherrif talking about.

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Can you give her something for the pain?

Posted by on Jun 17, 2011 in Apostate: Life after Death in Exile, Featured, Stories | 0 comments

From Part 1, Episodes 4 & 5: Can you give her something for the pain?... We spent almost two hours answering questions. “No, we do not know who the driver is. No, we have never seen him before. No, he did not say anything to us.” I kept his request, “Kill me,” to myself. I still wasn’t sure if he had said, “Kill me,” or “Help me.”

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How many bullets are in your gun?

Posted by on Jun 3, 2011 in Apostate: Life after Death in Exile, Featured, Stories | 0 comments

From Part 1 Episode 3: How many bullets are in your gun?... I drew back and hit the man as hard as I could in the side of his head with both fists. At this point, I did not care that he had recently been in an accident, and I did not care that he might be injured or confused or dazed. I only cared that he was biting my wife’s arm.

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Help is on the way?

Posted by on May 27, 2011 in Apostate: Life after Death in Exile, Featured, Stories | 0 comments

From Episode 2: Help is on the Way?...I ran back down the driveway toward the sedan. The door to the car was open, but I did not see the driver anywhere. Slowly, I walked over and inspected the front seat, then the back seat. The car appeared completely empty except for the shards of glass on the floor under the driver’s seat. Running down that same seat, I could see the blood stain that was already turning brown.

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Who’s Driving This Thing?

Posted by on May 20, 2011 in Apostate: Life after Death in Exile, Featured, Stories | 0 comments

Episode 1: Who’s Driving this Thing?... When the horn first started blaring a few seconds ago, the sound barely registered. I was deep in code, my fingers flying over the keyboard, trying to block out any sound except the Tom Petty song “Refugee” flowing through the earbuds of my iPhone.

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