Friday, 27 September 2013

'ANGELS' - A mother's revenge.

For the next four days, my short story 'Angels' will be free to download onto any electronic device.

I like to explore emotional responses to all kinds of situations, because the human mind is endlessly fascinating, resourceful and mysterious.  I know I am reading a good book when the words on a page strike a note, and I experience a strong affinity with a character.  I like to see and feel as I read.  I prefer a book to be about real people, not stereotypes.  And setting is important, too.  I do not like description for its own sake, but to create an atmosphere, a backdrop for the story.

'Angels' is about a mother who loses her daughter to bullying at school and decides to take revenge.  I wanted to walk with her through the forest and understand her motivations.  I hope I have avoided sentimentality.  I am aiming for something much deeper.

Plot is important, too.  There are a few surprises and points of interest along the way.  There is even an intrepid 19th century inventor, who jumps from the Eiffel Tower, wearing a homemade parachute!  He was quite determined, as you can see if you click on the link below. 

There is an unusual ending to 'Angels', which I hope will satisfy.  Why not download it and let me know what you think?  Many thanks.

Download 'Angels' FREE by clicking on this direct link to Amazon:

You can watch this short (less than two minutes) film on You Tube, either before or after you've read 'Angels': 


  1. Sounds like you're exploring new avenues, Bev! I'm looking forward to reading this, so will let you know when I have. Thanks for offering it for free!

  2. I'd be very happy to have your comments, Val. Thanks for downloading it.

  3. Hi Bev. I read Angels last night and was impressed! The ending was not quite what I expected, but then you probably knew that already :-) I do think, however, it was the only way out! I'd love to see this developed further into a book. I think it would have great literary and topical value and appeal. Bullying is such an insidious and appalling societal crime against children, and many parents much feel that despair in this type of situation. It would also make good screenplay material! I was very caught up in the atmosphere you created, so it's very visual too!

  4. Agh, sorry! that should have been 'many parents must feel that despair'…pfff my fingers have their own mind sometimes!

  5. Thanks for your comments, Val. I have revised it several times, first written a couple of years ago. I did think about developing it, but I have three other books to work on at the moment, which I think is enough for now!
    I would love you to put a short review of 'Angels' on Amazon, if you don't mind.
    Thanks again.