” I sat at the kitchen table staring at my plate, wondering why I was there. It crossed my mind several times that no one could see me. They were all carrying on, eating, conversing, as if I had left the room, because I had made myself evaporate into thin air.
God, please, give me some wine and a bed, and I could make it to tomorrow.
Force me to sit and smile and listen and be, I would only cower away like demons to light.
“Mom,” Karter whispered. He gestured toward some dinner guest – a man whose name I had forgotten.
Mom. I hated that word.” (Like Shards of Glass)
Like Shards of Glass:
Beauty, pain, drugs, sex: repeat. Monroe Song, who considers herself nothing more than the wife of a terrorist, is struggling, failing, and drowning, trying to find her place in a world that has left her at the brink of insanity: Her husband, Carter, has opened fire at a mental health facility, before turning the ruthless gun on his sons, then himself.
Emptied wine bottles, and pills which bring her no relief or comfort, drive Monroe into the arms of Dominique, a man half her age, who offers her the perfect anecdote for her brokenness.
Monroe’s oldest son, Karter, once idolized his father. Karter is now haunted by his father’s face, words, and the massacre that is now his family legacy.
If Karter’s hero is a monster, a terrorist, who brutally murdered innocent people, what does that make Karter?
How can Monroe and Karter move forward when life has forgotten them? Then, again, with everything so distorted, why not spiral with the storm?
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