Coming soon, The Note.
“Sarcasm and black humour, action aplenty, this is a winner.”
I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed writing CSI Eddie Collins’ new short story. Well, actually I can, and so I shall. I wrote The Lift in 2015 and got a kick out of my first real attempt at writing in first person. After the launch of Ledston Luck earlier this year, I thought it time I revisited a short I’d written at the back end of 2016. This became known as The Note.
“There is a lot of dark humour in this which had me laughing aloud.”
I enjoyed reading it, and was quite fired up by the whole story-line, and the characters who come out to play with Eddie.
I made some amendments – made the ending less abrupt, and generally tidied it up. It’s twice as long as The Lift, and for me it’s twice as enjoyable.
“Power-packed, explosive introduction to Eddie Collins.”
Back in 2015 I found the whole idea of writing a short story daunting. It’s very different from writing a novel, having to keep your eye on one character and keeping the arcs short, the focus tight, and the theme in mind, really concentrates your mind. Add to that the complexities of writing in first person and you get an instant buzz.
“The Note is jam packed with drama, hard hitting and often brutal scenes, twists and turns abound make this a highly charged story.”
And so, it seems, have many other people. I sent it to my readers last week, and the response has been nothing short of phenomenal. I’m really grateful to them; they have given me the confidence to think about next year’s short, and removed any doubt I had that people don’t like short stories.
“The story was gripping, the emotional turmoil facing Eddie was palpable throughout. You felt the tense nervousness gripping him over the few short hours the story covers. The dialogue is believable, clear, without affectations and not contrived.”
Friday 5th May 2017 – launch day.