Even the Clocks Stopped

Rated 5.00/5 based on 7 reviews
There are times when honouring a promise can be harder than we expected.

Jesse has always been the epitome of integrity and good judgement, until a tragic event pushes her to the brink of moral bankruptcy.

During the final weeks before losing her ten-year-long battle with cancer, Leila had one last request. And now, honour binds Jesse to a promise she wishes she had never made. More
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About Sherzahd

Born and raised in beautiful Cape Town, I've always found the surrounding mountains and oceans to be a source of inspiration. A poet at heart, I have recently begun branching out by trying my hand at writing prose and short stories of all genres.

I do hope that you enjoy reading my stories even half as much as I enjoy writing them.

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Reviews of Even the Clocks Stopped by Sherzahd

Griffin Garcon reviewed on Sep. 3, 2013
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The author has a very eloquent style, managing to convery her magnetic personality in this riveting work. Her tender heart
can be felt throughout the book. She lends it to her protagonist, albeit inadvertedly. There must be a healing light that will ease Jesse's pain! Jesse's soul conceals a lot of secrets, and and feels entrancing and magical.
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Larry F Nigh reviewed on March 24, 2013

I was rapt. And still somewhat confused. I have so many questions. The author held me spell-bound and still I was left not understanding the whole story. Perhaps that was the intent. But one has to admit the writing is exquisite.
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JL Devereaux reviewed on Feb. 15, 2013

Bit of a sad story, but I hear it's true and it talks about or implies murder, so I suppose it isn't true? The cover doesn't do it for me though.
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Don Abdul reviewed on Oct. 13, 2012

This is one story that pulls you in and holds you spell bound. It takes you back and forth through the periods seamlessly too. Even though there is such pain and sadness in the story, the discernible thread of love underlies it is such a redeeming essence that makes it a great read for those of us who love a happy outcome in some guise.
The author managed to execute the delicate crafting of a master piece and it speaks eloquently of her amazing abilities as a writer.
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Jake Malden reviewed on Aug. 17, 2012

This is a powerful and moving story that works on all levels. The present day sections are haunting, scenes of the house and its surroundings etched in beautiful detail, the whole thing steeped in emotion. The flashbacks are a dynamic contrast, full of the trauma which led to the desolation of the present. The pacing is terrific, the writing gorgeous, redeeming the pain of the content like in a Cormac McCarthy novel. Oh, and the letter is heart-breaking, all the more because the natural tone captures a real person in real pain. Great writing, both the prose and the finely crafted poetry.
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Wade Morgan reviewed on Aug. 15, 2012

I thought I was reading works from amateurs like myself,but you are no amateur.
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Robert Conway reviewed on Aug. 15, 2012

This is a work of love, love not lost, love maintain within itself with no consciousness of physical realities. Love that transcends the harsh realities of life. Interwoven with great skill and psychological understanding, the wordsmith binds the lives of two friends, fully captivating the reader. Reading this once is not enough. One must reread, and reread this story. It pulls heavily on one’s heart.
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Kari Smith reviewed on Aug. 15, 2012
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This story tugs at your heartstrings...reminding you of your own loses. Beautifully written .
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viv hotten reviewed on Aug. 14, 2012

This is a story that grips and will leave you feeling almost as drained as the main character. Tragedy of an almost epic Greek style but played out in modern times and imbued with a haunting sense of reality and helplessness.

Love in its broadest sense dominates the tale, written by a clearly passionate author who shares her flaming world of light and dark, of intensity and ice cold horror. Not so much a whodunit, more a would you have been strong enough to do it, it left me wondering about the impact of the core incident on all those involved.

Shortcomings? Oh I could do with another 300 pages to put flesh on all the characters who are etched in a way that tells you enough but leaves you demanding to know more - to see their lives lived beneath your prying eyes, to share their emotions, hopes, loves, and frustrations. Instead, the author gives you all you actually need to make this tale real and immediate, while leaving the space for your imagination to fly.

It's a story that makes you think and feel, and Sherzahd should be rightly proud of it. If this does not affect your heart and soul, then more than the clocks have stopped.
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