A simple man bears a terrible burden, unknowing. Now, that burden is killing him, seeking freedom from his exhausted hulk. Freedom to satisfy its evil hunger. "A darkness dwelt there, a vile miasma of misery that gnawed at the very soul of the man. It had been there for years, growing like some parasite, growing bloated with every bit of melancholy that was sucked from him. Worse, it was taking on a life of its own, a substance that should not exist. And the man was becoming something less, something hollow."
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|Title of eBook: Shade of Evil|
|Release Date: 03-15-2013|
|Publisher: (Indie Author)|
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Shade of Evil
A darkness dwelt there, a vile miasma of misery that gnawed at the very soul of the man. It had been there for years, growing like some parasite, blocking out any trace of happiness, growing bloated with every bit of melancholy that was sucked from him. Worse, it was taking on a life of its own, a substance that should not exist. And the man was becoming something less, something hollow.
His name was Harry, Harry Plummer. He had been born in the last year of the Second Korean War, the second son and fifth child of James and Emily Plummer. His father had served in that war, guaranteeing that there would be no more children, thanks to his exposure to radioactive dust from “dirty shells”. He had also been wounded twice, the second being sufficient to get him sent home and released as unfit for service. James Plummer then entered a downward spiral into bitter resentment and heavy drinking. The big losers, of course, were his family. He couldn't hold down a job and he became emotionally abusive towards them, though he never crossed the line into physical attacks. In the end, his liver failed him and he died in pain, separated from his family in a run-down hospital. Harry had been twelve. His eldest sibling, Thea, was seventeen and helped their mother cope with the younger children. His youngest sibling was nine year old Hayley, who became more than difficult. Harry, like his older brother Tom, a naturally sunny boy of fourteen, grieved but also felt, and expressed publicly, a certain relief that the terrorising had ended....