Dark That Day, After All

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Excerpted from the anthology NIGHTS GONE BY by #1 Kindle Suspense author Jason McIntyre.

On this day, elderly Jarvis Schloss unburdens his soul to another elderly park dweller as they sit on his favorite park bench. In the tradition of Rod Serling, this eerie tale begins as the two each reflect on the primes of their lives and uncover something even darker than the sky overhead. More
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Words: 4,410
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465720672
About Jason McIntyre

Born on the prairies, Jason McIntyre eventually lived and worked on Vancouver Island where the vibrant characters and vivid surroundings stayed with him and coalesced into what would become his novel, On The Gathering Storm. Before his time as an editor, writer and communications professional, he spent several years as a graphic designer and commercial artist. Jason is the author of more than two dozen short stories, several novellas and full-length fiction.

Currently, Jason is at work on new novels and stories in the Dovetail Cove world -- companion books to BLED and SHED.

His latest full-length novel, THE DEVIL'S RIGHT HAND, is out now!

Synopsis:

The saga began with The Night Walk Men, the #1 Kindle Suspense novella by Jason McIntyre. Now it continues with The Devil's Right Hand. And a war is brewing.

Meet Benton Garamond. He's lost. He careens through the wet streets of downtown Vancouver on a collision course with a dirty lawyer named Levy Gillis. He wants something from Gillis and he aims to get it.

Meet Donovan Lo, former drug kingpin and not bad with the ladies if you ask him. He's in hiding and has a plan to leave his empire for good. But something -- and someone -- aims to put a bullet through his last big score.

Now meet Sperro. He has a lot to say about his job, about Benton Garamond and about Donovan Lo. Sperro will be your tour guide.

"We are Night Walk Men, imbued with the lives of at least ten men, and we walk among you like a blur, unseen but often sensed or smelled like pollen in the air when you can't see flowers--or the tingle you get when the hairs on your neck stand up.

"If you hear footsteps on the parched earth behind you, or if dry autumn leaves scrape concrete with a breeze, that's most likely one of us, walking just a little ahead or just a little behind. If it's dark and you climb into your car and for once--for no reason at all--wonder why you didn't check the back seat for strangers, one of my brothers is mostly likely back there as you drive off.

"We are everywhere at once and nothing can stop us. We are Death incarnate, walking under long robes of black and chasing down the winds to read from a discourse that may be the last words you'll hear..."

Be prepared to shake The Devil's Right Hand.

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Reviews

Review by: Hickory Cole on Dec. 30, 2012 :
The dialogue was great, seasoned perfectly with the brogue accent of the main character. The twist in the middle of the tale did not sneak up on me, but it certainly is where the tale needed to go. I thought the story was well constructed and executed, definitely worthy of the time to download and read.
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Review by: Robert Zimmermann on Nov. 09, 2012 :
This is a story taken from McIntrye’s anthology Black Light of Day. I haven’t read the anthology, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be buying it after reading “Dark That Day, After All.”

I enjoyed the set up of this story. Jarvis the main character tells of a defining moment in his life, a hard life. I gained sympathy for him early on. What I wasn’t expecting was a nice and dark twist in the story. By the time I caught the cue for the twist, it was too late; the story turned on its heels, amazing me.

This is a tale of redemption, confession, revenge, and the strange events that a solar eclipse can bring with it.
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Review by: Mark Jacobs on Nov. 06, 2011 :
There are a few things you can count on when reading any of Jason McIntyre’s works: deep characterizations, great dialog, and vivid imagery. ‘Dark That Day…’ does not disappoint. While not my favorite McIntyre story (see Road Markers) still well worth the read. 4.5 stars rounded up.
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Review by: Maria Savva on Oct. 04, 2011 :
Two old men meet on a park bench. As one of them begins to reveal his past, he realises that he has far more in common with the other man than he had first imagined. This short story contains realistic dialogue, an intriguing storyline and a gruesome, twisted theme, which I have come to expect from the darkly entertaining Mr. McIntyre. Karma, secrets, revenge, pride (& other deadly sins), are all examined in this mini-saga. A quick read that will keep you guessing.
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Review by: Darcia Helle on Oct. 03, 2011 :
This short story is surprisingly full of depth, both with plot and characters. Right from the first sentence, Jason McIntyre captured my attention. The dialogue perfectly fit the characters. I felt like I knew these men, sitting there on that bench having a casual chat. The twist at the end caught me completely by surprise, giving a little taste of McIntyre's signature darkness. Loved it!
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