Touch of Evil
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Nine short stories exploring what might happen when just one tiny detail changes in the lives or ordinary people.
Touch of Evil shows the results of a choice taken that may not be the best option available. It answers some questions, like, where do terminating trains go, are shortcuts really all that short?
Remember, there is indeed a Touch of Evil in everyone. More
Touch of Evil is a look at the ‘other’ options in life, the choices we don’t make when faced with a decision. Let’s face it, what happens when you make a choice? Where do all those other options go? We could wax lyrical for ages on the physical and metaphysical manifestations, but Touch of Evil offers us some possible answers.
What might happen if you took that shortcut instead of waiting in that line of traffic for the accident to be cleared ( Hair Raiser)
What might happen if – instead of doing the right thing and getting a good nights rest before exams – you spent the night partying, then fell asleep on the train on your way to school (End of the Line)
What might happen if you found out that maybe you weren’t who you thought you were all your life (My Evil Twin).
Touch of Evil gives us only one of the millions of possible alternatives to these and other choices made, strangely enough, at times at the toss of a coin. Having first been visited by the enigmatic yet tantalising Imogen Assien, we are shown what might happen should the more ‘difficult’ option be exercised.
Each story is complete and whole on its own, but each is linked by the appearance of a copper coin, old and seriously scarred on the heads side. In each story, the coin comes into the lives of the main character by chance (or design, you decide), and the first choice is made. Do they take it or leave it aside. Of course they take it. This then leads to the next choice and at the toss of the proverbial ‘bad penny’ the lives of our heroes are forever changed. Some are humorous, some less than. But each is a viable though, perhaps not wanted, option.
Hopefully these stories will open the readers mind to thinking about the ordinary, everyday choices everyone makes in their day to day lives, and how one small, insignificant act can change the course of their whole existence, even if only for a few hours.
So sit back, relax, feel that coin in your hand. Is it feeling a little rough on one side? Come on, you know you want to. Throw it up in the air.
And remember, there is a touch, and it's just a touch of evil in everyone.
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