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Opening paragraphs - Bottomless River - now in Bookstores! Plus first review


         

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          I suppose the three of us were in love. I don’t think I’m changing history by saying that. It may sound a little provocative, but it certainly didn’t last. But what if it had? Could it have been sustained? Would I go back to that one summer night in particular and do things differently? I guess we’d all like to go back to some aspect of our past and change it if we could. I know many people say that you should live life with no regrets, but how can that be? Are they perfect? Do they not make mistakes? Recognise missed opportunities? It seems that my entire life since those early days have been filled with regret. It’s hard to believe I was once such a positive person.
         It was over sixteen years ago now, when tomorrow was a bright and flawless artwork just waiting for the brush strokes and all that mattered was that very moment. I think most people feel that at seventeen. The only thing in the world that meant anything was the friendship between Tom and Jen and I. She was beautiful, in a tomboyish, country way. Yet she was only just becoming aware of how striking she was. Tom and I had stirrings for her for some time, but we had not given voice to it for fear it would tarnish our three way friendship. As though it was a secret too great to risk sharing. Little did we know that by the simple act of suppressing our adolescent desires, only made them flourish. It was like trying to hold back a wave of greedy shoppers at a stocktake sale. When our desire was finally released, we were trampled underfoot.



Bottomless River has received it's first review, by reviewer and writer Graham Clements. He said that it 'has an emotional punch thrown by believable characters.' And The main character’s inner turmoil seemed so realistic that I thought the writer had to be writing from experience.
You can read the full review here


Bottomless River is now available in two fantastic bookstores in Sydney, Better Read than Dead in Newtown and Gleebooks in Glebe, both with more character than a Dickens novel.

Also through http://www.ginninderrapress.com.au/fiction.html or directly through me, with a variety of payment options. Simply email me and I'll talk you through it.

When you receive the book, email me with a sentence from the first page and receive a PDF of the Background to the story of Bottomless River PLUS a PDF about the Writing of the novella.

BUT wait there's more! (Always wanted to say that.) You will also receive a never before released short story, called Flipping the Stone, inspired by a friend.

So that's the actual  book, Bottomless River.
PLUS  A signed mini-booklet of poems.
           A PDF of the Background to the story.
           A PDF about the Writing of the story.
           A unpublished short story, called Flipping the Stone.

What a great idea! What are you waiting for?




Regret Runs Deep

But never sits idle.