A trilogy about life and life’s lessons. Life happens the way it happens, and everything happens for a reason. When we learn who we are, and understand where we’ve been, we can then figure out where it is…..we’re going. Darrah J. Perez uses storytelling and poetry to take readers on a journey to inspiration and gratitude.
Read local. Start with delectable novellas, hearty hardbacks, sweet and sour satire—it doesn’t matter, but your local writers need you. We all hail from northwest Florida and annoy other patrons at local bookstores and coffee shops with our boisterous critique meetings. This book is how we fund the group and teach the community to write, and you’re welcome to join us. Our published authors love writing about our hometown, the unknown mysteries of outer space, and everything in between. Between these pages is every story you didn’t know you missed out on, and we’ll update this project frequently with even more content ranging from hillbilly to hilarious.
This brief collection of dark and twisted poems lays bare the sombre heart of woman-hatred and neuro-hatred. In order to oppose the Patriarchy and the Neuriarchy, an education in feeling is required, and not only an education in intellectual ratiocination. The problem is men, and the problem is medical chauvinism and assimilationist ‘Neurodiversity’ alike.
A young man who loves to collect jokes, growing up in the East End of London in the 1930’s, encouraged by his father to move to Germany, a country with a much brighter future than anything England can offer him.What could possibly go wrong?
HE WAS DYING. Tyler could hear his labored breathing and see the way his chest rose and fell, and somehow could tell there wouldn’t be too many more breaths. He knew this was his fault. He was responsible for this man’s condition. Was it too late to make up for what he had done? He tried to remember how it had started. Memories flooded his mind, and suddenly he was seeing it all again.
Crouching down, running, I reached the large plastic garbage can that stuck up through the top of the bushes. Even though my attention was on getting away as fast as possible, I couldn’t help but notice for the first time that the bottom of the garbage can was broken and wide open. And since the bottom of the can was a foot off the ground, I figured I could crawl into it with the newly replaced garbage bag hiding my location. I climbed in quickly when I heard his voice and his heavy footsteps on the ground getting closer.
He stopped nearby, and my heart skipped a beat. I heard him say to himself, “When I catch that kid I’m going to beat the livin’ daylights out of him.” At that moment I knew what I had to do…
When you die will you go to heaven? Will you go to hell? Some place in between? Whatever your destination the path is not linear. These are stories of those who have fallen through the cracks, whose fate is a riddle. These are stories of the places in between.
Gehenna- When you no longer belong to this world which world will claim you?
A Fate Worse Than Death- The path of least resistance has its own complications.
Good Strawberries- Beware the man in the green hat.
The Last Man on Mars- An unfortunate time to leave everything behind.
The Invitation- New friend, old enemy.
Good Luck- I met my twin. He has terrible manners.
An Inheritance- It’s in your blood, your dripping, viscous blood.
Little Boy- A dream home with a nightmare past.
The Importance of Being Eaten- Everyone has to eat.
The Backwards Walking Man- A young boy learns the truth about a local legend.
Joe’s Attic- An old man, his memories, and the dead people at the door.
All Crime, All the Time
This book relates true accounts of one man’s misadventures with his manic bipolar disorder episodes. It is designed not only to reduce stigma relating to bipolar disorder but is aimed at helping people new to the illness understand and cope with it, whether they have the illness or know somebody with it.