The Shadows Are ComingIn The Country Town Of Casino, A Young Mother Hangs Clothing On The Old Hills Hoist While Her Toddler Son Plays On The Lawn Beside Her The Sun Shines Brightly, Painting Shadows Across The Back Yard When Her Son S Happy Gibberish Suddenly Breaks Off Into Choked Gasps, His Mother Spins Around To Find Him Wrapped In Her Shadow, Choked And Grey And Gasping For Breath The Shadows Are Coming.A Man Sits In A Park By The River, Quietly Feeding Pigeons, Shadows Pooling Beneath The Bench He Drops Some Dry Bread Crumbs By His Feet And A Bold Pigeon Struts Over To Investigate The Man S Shadow Snaps Out And Drops Over The Pigeon Like A Blanket, Devouring It In A Puff Of Feathers And Dust.The Shadows Are ComingWhen Ben Reilly Returns To His Home Town Of Casino, Soured On City Life After A Bad Break Up, He S Hoping For Little Than The Comfort Of Things Known And Familiar And A Place To Clear His Head Instead, He Finds A Town Full Of Strange, Hungry People With Jet Black Eyes And Shadows That Tug At Their Heels Like Hungry Dogs.And Like Dogs, They Need To FeedSearching The Internet For Answers, Ben Draws The Attention Of A Mysterious Stranger With No Shadow Who Claims To Be Impervious To The Effects Of The Shadows Known Only As Shade, The Stranger Will Lead Ben Into The Heart Of Darkness In A Centuries Old Battle Against These Sinister Shadoweaters, People Who Are Little Than Appendages To The Living Shadows That Have Infected Them.
With only two published short stories, and one completed novel, I have been writing for far longer than is necessarily sensible And yet I am drawn back to it, again and again I can t imagine a life where I don t continually fail to be any kind of successful writer.I currently live and work in West Wallsend, pursuing my back up career of running a takeaway shop for when this whole writing gig goes down the gurgler For now, though, sit back and enjoy the ride
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- Paul Andrew Taylor
- 02 October 2018 Paul Andrew Taylor