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Excerpts from "Enter the Dark"

Updated on November 29, 2015

These are just a few excerpts from the stories in my book "Enter the Dark" which is now available at Amazon, Createspace, and available for download on Kindle.

The Church :

"I lay their horrified unable to breathe as the brush began to shake furiously as it breached the woods. I closed my eyes so tightly I could see faint blue dots on the back of my eyelids. I could hear Mike beside me trying to make it to his feet to escape. It was here now, out of the woods right in front of me, I could hear its harsh, uneven breathing and feel its warm, rank breath on my face."

Welcome Home Alexander :

"The gravel drive leading up to the main house was lined with rows of magnolia trees in full bloom, their beautiful white flowers shining brightly in the hot June sun. The wooden fences running down both sides of the drive were covered with white and yellow honeysuckle, and the air was filled with sound of bees hastily buzzing from flower to flower collecting their sweet nectar. Startled by the sound of an approaching V-8, a doe and her spotted fawn leap into a steady gallop, weaving their way through the tall grass headed for the safety of the trees. Roaring up the drive to the main house of DeMars plantation was a bright red firebird, weaving its way up the gravel road to the sound of Blake Shelton’s “Some Beach” blaring on the radio, throwing up dust and rocks on its way."

911 what's your Emergency? :

"The darkness seemed to swallow her as she descended quickly, too quickly. Halfway down she missed a step and tumbled head over heels the last 15 feet down the stairs, crashing into a solid wall of concrete with a resounding thud, knocking her unconscious. Her cell phone flew out of her hand smacking into the wall before falling dark and silent beside her motionless body."

She's Always Here :

"William could feel the hair on his neck stand up as he suddenly remembered the shadow of a tiny hand reaching up from Gwen’s embrace. Rushing to the bedroom William’s pulse began race and his chest tightened making it hard for him to breathe. Before he could reach it the door swung violently shut, nearly slamming into his chest. He frantically clawed at the doorknob as sharp pains racked his body and he opened his mouth to call out for Gwen to open the door, but only soft moans were allowed to escape from his rapidly contracting chest."

Matters of a Broken heart

This is a collection of poems that I wrote at various stages of my life. I hope some of you enjoy it as much as I did writing it.


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    • kkingcrabb profile imageAUTHOR

      Billy Joseph Ethridge 

      4 years ago from Georgetown, S.C.

      I guess it is harder than I thought to get people to read your work. Book hasn't done well at all.

    • kkingcrabb profile imageAUTHOR

      Billy Joseph Ethridge 

      4 years ago from Georgetown, S.C.

      This was my first attempt at publishing and I may have rushed it a bit so be gentle on me if you decide to get my book.


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