Twas A Good Day To Die

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On Christmas day, a man sits, contemplating his life and how the things outside, the indescribable horrors, will soon break through his defences. But this is of no concern to him, for his now miserable life and the hand of fate that has forced him to commit an act so terrible, weigh constantly on his mind.

Short horror/Sci-fi (ish) story. Please read and review.

Artwork: Robert Thomas Strickland More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781310827846
About Jonathan Antony Strickland

You really want me to reveal personal information here?
O.K then... here's some stuff you might (or might not) like to know about me!

Well for starters you can contact me on

My Hobbies:
1_Are you bored. Then do what I do. Take off all your clothes and paint your face and arse bright blue. Then run outside and shout abuse at passers-by... passes the time if nothing else!
2_Managed 18 keepy ups with ye old pigs bladder once....What's that you say? Not that impressive! Well... what I failed to tell you was that the pigs bladder that I did the 18 keepy ups with, was still inside the pig!
3_Not pissing on the evil that is Milthy Swinebuckle, if he were ever to catch fire
4_Scratching my arse!
5_Watching Milthy get his arse kicked by a three legged tortoise...HA !!!
6_Scratching my arse and..oh wait I've already said that! Ah, what the hell. It's a good one so I'll say it again.
7_???? **** ???? with **** then ?*?*!
8_Wondering what I'm doing during hobby seven?

MY most prized possession: Hitler's missing left testicle (NOT FOR SALE).

My most famous quotes:
1_A step in the right direction can still mean the death of an ant!
2_I look down on almost everybody...although come to think about it, it's probably because I do climb a lot of trees!
3_You know that poem "if", what a load of crap. Kipling got it all wrong. What he should have said was "If you can portray the ideas you get to a sober man (no matter how shite though's ideas may be), and keep a straight face. Then you'll be a man MA SON!
4_HMMMMMM........I think I'll eat my socks!
5_MMMMM.......cheese and onion flavour .........NNNNIIIICCCCEEE!!!!
6_Ignore the above quote's and instead just read and live your life by number 7.
7 As far as I'm concerned you should not judge a fellow person on their looks, sex, race or beliefs. There are only two types of people: 1_Everyday ordinary people who just want to get on with their lives and not bother anybody else...2_The preachers, the arseholes and the gobshites, who want to tell you what to do, what you should be doing and how you should be doing it.

My favourite words:...knickers, bra's, boobs, bums, knockers, shit, shite, bollicks, twat, boobs (such a good word it needed to be said twice), gussets, stains, ugabalooga, randy, stodgeflaps, fgkgkujhghrewh, and TURD!!! That's TURD... Got it? No? Then I'll say it again, just in case you missed it...T.U.R.D

My Arch Enemies:
1_Milthy Swinebuckle....Beware he who sneaks, creeps, squawks and chortles. He who goes by many names. Names such as... Archibald Stott, Feagus the mostly squidgy, Terrance the quite nasty tormentor etc... but to me he will always be Milthy Swinebuckle (or if I meet him face to face... ARSEWIPE!)
2_Mr.Hairy Monkfish... Swinebuckle's main henchman (and suspected bumchum)
3_Randy Stodgeflaps... not much to say about this guy except he is one of Swinebuckle's best mates and a bit of a ballbag!

Charity work.....Milthy Swinebuckle has been infected with writers tourettes. Only I can help him. I really hope I don't catch it though, as every few words he writes he can't stop himself writing words like..."KNICKERS" or"ARSE" or some other filth. It takes him a good twenty minutes to write and edit a single sentence. I really "NADS" feel sorry "BOOBS" for the "GUSSETS" poor guy......"B...BB...BBB BOTOMSSS, ARSEHOLES, PANTS,......Oh bugger!"

PS: Milthy ya little ninnyhammer, how are things. I ain't heard from ya, me old buddy, for quite some time. I hope you've not been arrested again for snorting tadpoles out'ta Mrs.Plunderthunks fish-pond....ya dirty little sod!

PPS: Does anyone actually read any of this personal information shit?

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Review by: Jacob Mossberg on Sep. 07, 2015 : (no rating)
A well told story. How ever this sentence: "Around each picture silver and gold tinsel hangs and various other small Christmas decorations shine and sparkle on the large wooden mantelpiece that stands in the middle of the room." Almost gave me a headache. 30 words! And not a comma or punctuation in sight. It's not to judge, because I do things like that myself sometimes. However it's in the first paragraph of the story. Had it been later it would have mattered less. I'm sure this mistake has lost you readers, because it happens while your job is still to capture me, and I almost put it down because of it. I did keep reading, and it was a good story. I just wonder, how many stopped at that point? You should mend your book sir.
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Review by: James Hold on Sep. 04, 2015 :
Not exactly a cheery tale, but well-told and effective. It could use a rewrite to correct some grammar issues, but those are minor. Overall a good job.
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Review by: Walter Lazo on Jan. 06, 2015 :
This one caught me by surprise. It was different from the other stories I've read by Mr. Strickland. The story not only surprised me, however, it greatly impressed me. This is a really good short story and excellently written; more, I would say that this is the most mature of Mr. Strickland's stories that I've read.
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Review by: Jeff McDargh on Dec. 22, 2014 :
It's a little different than Jonathan Strickland other works but definitely worth the read. I like the blinding in of where we are in the story with the back story of how our it got to this point. Nice job and thank you.
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Review by: Michael Carter on Dec. 09, 2014 :
TWAS A GOOD DAY TO DIE is apocalyptic fiction, just in time for Christmas. The setting here is a bit like The Walking Dead and such, but not with zombies. The story is more of how, when society breaks down, everyday people become anarchic, and how with no rules to govern them, they can become nasty people indeed, or face some terrible choices in their lives.

This is enjoyable, and nicely down-beat, and a bit more sober than some of Mr. Stricklands fantasies. Give it a read at Christmas time.
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