The Skies Are Lighted With Lamps #11 (A part of my novel)

As Deo sat in the kitchen, his mind tried to make sense of what his sight beheld.  The table in front of him seemed different to when he sat there the last time.  It appeared bigger.  Probably because of the size, when compared to the one he had in his prison cell.  Either way, it felt strange.  The six chairs around the table were worn and unsteady; their previous light brown colour had now taken on a dark grayish shade, lightened by the constant scrubbing and polishing.  From where he sat, he saw the kitchen sink propped up with two pieces of wood.  Wood Shelly must have fastened to keep the tattered stand from crumbling to the floor.  The kerosene stove was blackened and choked by the soot.  A shade highlighted on the few cooking pots, hanging from four inch nails, driven into the wooden wall.

 

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The Skies Are Lighted With Lamps #7 (A part of my novel)

Deo was not going to run, he was waiting, but something else was on his mind.  He was playing over the moments leading up to the incident. But after the scream, the explosion and the smell of sulfur burning, everything else was a blur.  One fire fly zipped continuously in front of him, as he sat on the front step of the house.  The little insect was spelling something before his eyes.  It looked like a name.  But to a man with little time counting against his freedom, he could not make sense of it.  As quickly as Deo entered one of the cars, the door closed and away he went.  He did not look back to see his family, his neck was arched as he peered through the windscreen. ………….

 

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The Skies Are Lighted With Lamps #4 (A part of my novel)

The family had not seen him for twelve and a half years, during the time of his incarceration.  All this time he spent on the islet of Centenery, about three hours from the main land.  From his family, he lived isolated.  Shelly had little means and could not travel freely to see him.  Also, the last place that anyone could end up was on Centenery.  The local fishermen preferred to venture out into the protected waters of the neighboring countries, than to veer in that direction.  But there a father and husband was.  Centenery was considered a curse.  And even Deo, as much as at times he longed for his family, this was not a place to come near. ………………….

 

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Chapter 4: KISKADEE FLAMES (Excerpt) To New Beginnings: The Skies Are Lighted With Lamps.: A Novel.

Novella by David Alexian

To New Beginnings.

A Novella.

Book 1 in the series: The Skies Are Lighted With Lamps. (A family and community, suspense and mystery novella.) Kindle Edition

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The families of Deo and Toney are both faced with changes to their lives. In the case of Deo, he has returned to Kiskadee Village after being incarcerated for over 12 years. Toney on the other hand has moved his family from Dow Island to Kiskadee village, seeking a change in environment and a fresh start to a life with his wife and son.

The two men are concerned about supporting their families and trying to live life as comfortable as possible. But ones past do not always vanish from ones present. There are hidden secrets in Kiskadee, that threatens to challenge the apparent calm life of the people living there.

Though many years have passed, and people grow and settled down. What will it take to spark a conflict in a cruel man’s mind? Does the community truly know the people they live among?

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. The Re-uniting

2. A Fresh Start

3. Settling In

4. Kiskadee Flames

5. Mischief Boys

Novella by David Alexian

Lessons From A Troubled Heart.

A Novella.

Book 2 in the series: The Skies Are Lighted With Lamps. (A family, community, suspense and mystery novella.) Kindle Edition

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With the stress of unemployment, household issues and memories of a troubled life, Toney comes face to face with violence in his home. Things could have taken a turn for the worst, that one stormy night; Toney question the direction his life was heading. That same rainy night, after escaping an adverse situation, he is confronted with a strange occurrence in the woods. He is not sure what it is or means. The next morning, he is found by his friend and neighbor Deo, who takes him to a location where the two explore life’s qualities and concepts. The meeting seemed to be both and eye opener and therapeutic for the two men. A glimpse is further seen in the life of both Toney and Deo.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. A CHILLING NIGHT.
2. VISIONS OF THE NIGHT.
3. HELP HAS ARRIVED.
4. A TALK WITH A FRIEND.
5. SADNESS.