Dead, dead, dead. Say it enough times and it becomes just another word.
What would you do? Could you kill a killer? Does the death of one appease the deaths of a hundred? What about that hundred against a thousand?
What if you had no choice?
Meet Sin. No, not that sort of sin, but Sin, crazy as a loon (you ask Sister Moon), and proud of it. Sin locks himself away in a mental home and, every so often, gets violent. That’s only so they’ll give him those nice drugs, though. The ones that help him forget.
It’s a pity they don’t work.
Sin, you see, has a serious problem. Well, it’s not so much his problem, as ours – yours, mine and everyone else’s. People die around him. He doesn’t like it and there’s nothing he can do. But someone else knows, and Sin has to stop them… and himself…
Flip and catch…
Sin began life, almost ten years ago, as a short story. It had the prerequisite beginning, middle and end, and that was that. Or so I thought.
Sin, it seemed, was a part of me. He wouldn’t stay quiet and insisted on speaking his mind – something he does tend to do quite a bit in his book. When the book was finally finished, after a marathon writing session on the banks of the Nile in Luxor, I thought he was finally put to bed. So much of myself – random thoughts, feelings and experiences, were woven into his story, he felt like a decade long therapy session.
But he still refuses to stay down, and now writes his blog from within the asylum (the book following what happens after he has escaped). Scroll down to read the diaries of a madman.
Praise for Sin
“Get ready for a strange and exciting ride on the rollercoaster that is Sin.”
“Shaun Allan spins an excellent tale. A solid 5 star read.”
“A masterpiece of genuine creativity!”
“Wow this book takes you on a rocking ride! If you are a fan of Alfred Hitchcock or Stephen King, then this is right up your alley. A psychological thriller, it will keep you guessing until the very end.”
“I stayed up until 2am because I couldn’t put it down!”
“One of the best books I’ve ever read.”
Diaries of a Madman…
It’s never lonely in the asylum. Sometime’s it’s hard to get a moments peace. But then I’m not a fan of being left alone with my thoughts…
Grab yourself a jacket that lets you hug yourself and find a soft wall to bounce off. Join me and let me introduce you to some of my fellow residents.
"An ordinary woman (?) with an extra-ordinary collection." Here’s something a little different. It’s an interview. Yes, we’ve been there before, but not quite like this. This time, Sin and I are joining forces to chat to long time fan and friend, Cindy Harper. ...read more
Everybody's gotta be somewhere. That ‘somewhere’ could be over the rainbow, wearing ruby slippers and running from the Wicked Witch. It could be in a dark alley, running from an attacker, hoping the shadows will hide you, protect you, wrap you in their cloak of warm...read more
Hi everyone! How the devil are you? Such a pleasure to see you all again! Well, what a jolly-dee day we’re having today. The mighty Metz has wandered off the street and hunkered on down in the asylum for a spell. How’d you like to meet her? What’s your name?...read more
What is Sin? That depends. Do you mean the person, or the act? Is 'sin' an act? Is it a state of mind or being? Is it a malicious streak running red through your heart? Doing bad things with good intentions. Does that count as 'sin;? Or does that fact that...read more
It's Easter soon. With it comes Easter bunnies, chicks and chocolate. I am, actually, looking forward to it. Often, in here, a smidgeon of effort is thrown at holidays and the like. If that smidgeon sticks, bonus. If not, as is usually the case, it misses,...read more
Sometime last year, I was approached by Cherry Hill Publishing to ask if I’d be interested in them producing an audiobook of Sin. I immediately responded with a resounding YES! I was flattered and so pleased to be asked. But... What do you do when the voice in your...read more
It seems an age since I dropped by this blog. Did you miss me? Well, aim better next time. Here’s another ‘SINful’ interview to brighten up your weekend. What’s your name? Nikki Rae Hi Nikki. Where are you from? New Jersey New Jersey? Isn’t that were Danny...read more
Do you ever wake up disorientated? Wondering where you are? Who you are? Even, why you are? Do you wake up and something just doesn't feel right, as if someone rewrote your life and forgot to tell you to turn the page? I had that feeling this morning. I dreamt...read more
"A cannonball," she said. "It could come crashing in through that window and we could all escape. All except Jack Sparrow, of course. He's got to wait for his ship." "Who would fire the cannon?" I asked. It was an interesting method of escape and one I'd actually...read more