Subscribe to darkmuse, my mailing list!
Interested in posting your reviews or guest articles at this site? Then fill out the form HERE.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Ding Dong, The Author's Dead!

Be careful who you trust. They say it takes a lifetime to build trust and only a second to destroy it. How true that is. I thought I finally found the one person I could trust more than anyone. He was a true friend indeed and was there more for me than my own family. I never would have hurt him in a million years. But I got involved with something I shouldn't have. It was the beginning of the end for me.

All my life I wanted to be a writer. I enjoyed bringing my worlds to life and letting other people travel through my imagination. For twenty-nine years, I brought you tales of lost souls, the dead rising, calls from beyond the grave, alien encounters, serial killers on the loose, fantastic creatures, and much more. But I had one real fantasy my whole adult life. My characters were part of that dream. I wrote from my desires.

Then I met him.

And I asked him to help me research my next novel.

It was going to be my best ever.

I got obsessed. It was my downfall. He used that against me. Trust turned into threats. My precious words were being used against me. If I didn't do as he asked, he would turn me into a common criminal and have me carted off to jail. My pictures were being used against me. If I didn't bend to his will, they would be plastered everywhere to ruin me. My book was being used to hurt me. He was taking my cover files and making sure I no longer pursued my research.

I was so terrified by this point that I felt the only way out was to end my life.

Writing was all I had. Without it,  I am nothing. I have no will left to create any more characters. The fantasy was turned into something ugly and I'm left with fear and revulsion.

Trust and friendship is overrated. I trusted the best friend of all. Turns out, I had no such friend, and now I'm left with nothing.

I'm tired. I'm scared. I'm depressed.

I'm just done.

SP

No comments:

Post a Comment