I used my coat to hide My head from the cold I heard the sound of the interstate As if a window was open I opened my artificial cocoon And a shadowed face Stared back at mine He mumbled words And I shook my father In the driver’s seat As he stirred, the shadow man Took a pack of cigarettes He mumbled more and tried To take a bottle of pills My father grabbed the bottle And yelled, “No you can’t get high It’s just aspirin” The shadow man still reaching Over me backed away I shut and locked the door My father and I We collected ourselves The man came back My father stepped out With a large, heavy flashlight The shadow man asked for a light One of the cigarettes he just stole My father obliged, and the man left I was 15 it was February By interstate 40 in Albuquerque There was a police station down the road My father thought this bum came from detox We got back on the interstate to Flagstaff We never forgot to lock the doors When sleeping on the roadside
For our first installment of Free eBook Fridays we have my most recent book “The Tommy Gun.” I self-published this novella on January 22 as an eBook and paperback. Today only, until midnight, the eBook is available for a free download. Once a month I will offer one of my eBooks for free in the hopes that those who download it will read it and write a review on either Amazon or Goodreads. Reviews are not mandatory, but an honest review will help promote my works and are greatly appreciated. Get your free copy before the promotion ends. Download Here.
I first wrote this book in November 2017 during the NaNoWriMo event, which means National Novel Writing Month. After editing the work, several words were cut causing it to go from a novel to a novella. Many traditional publishers will not publish anything below 70,000 words and this book is just under 50,000 words. I chose to self-publish and have already garnered more sales than my previous works. The paperback is not free, but I do plan to offer some paperback giveaways in the coming year. Below is the synopsis of the book. I hope you enjoy your free copy.
“Government corruption. Hate speeches. A country divided. The world Brent White knew is crumbling. He gets his call to action when a friend goes missing. He trains himself to become a weapon against the new dictatorship. He fights through criminals and concentration camps to find his friend and save lives. He becomes a guardian for the persecuted. To end the suffering, he must stop one person. The politician turned dictator. Ronald Teagun. The Tommy Gun.”