A new beginning.
Cuddles (left) and Clyde (right).
Cuddles and Clyde were sitting in the front room of their house, enjoying a coffee laced with whiskey, when Cuddles turned to his friend and said, "Do you recall the first Christmas Mass we went to?"
Clyde smiled and replied, "Remember? How could I forget that wonderful evening? The service turned my life around, at the time I was living on the street and drinking a bottle or two a day; I would not have lasted out that year before we came into my life, and showed me there is hope. There was a feeling of warmth at the service that I'd never experienced before; people who I didn't know were willing to talk to me, a worthless drunk living on the street as if I was an old friend. I had to admit at the time; I was a hardened critic of religion, life had kicked me down so often, all I wanted to see the end of my days. To say that night changed my life is an understatement beyond measure."
"I saw an excellent bear in pain, Clyde, you had been a friend to many, but few were there for you when you needed a friend, and you turned to the only thing you thought you could rely on, the bottle. I could see you were trying to deaden the pain of loss, and failing; I didn't know what the pain was, but I felt I could at least try to help ease it for you by showing that someone cared for you. I am pleased that my act of kindness helped you see the light of day and changed your life to the good; the news on the street is you have a new story coming out next year."
"Yes, I do, it is the story is called "God walks these dark hills," the story www.alsdominion.co.uk/the-reading-room/god-walks-these-dark-hills is about a man who finds the Lord of his life when he thinks he has lost all hope and direction in his life. I have many more to read on the page - www.alsdominion.co.uk/the-reading-room - some are almost ready for release as e-books."
"Is there any truth to the rumor that you're considering giving up work as an author?"
"In a way, I am not selling any more e-books, if I do write it will only be on my blog as the sales never came for my e-books in the decade I was a writer."