By Gary Solomon
Dr. Solomon's first novel, A Ballad for Allison Porter, is a mental mystery during which he comprises habit, abuse, demise, abandonment, love, betrayal, and revenge, all resulting in a grotesque murder.
IN TWELVE HOURS ALLISON PORTER can be completed FOR THE BRUTAL MURDERS OF HER round the corner NEIGHBORS.
Allison has no longer acknowledged a note to somebody because the day of her arrest. while information reporter, Kevin Pratt, is assigned to interview the taciturn Allison Porter, astonishingly, she opens as much as him. Kevin leaves the interview made up our minds to discover the lifetime of the true Allison Porter. achieving Allison's vacant domestic, Kevin reveals his solution to a gloomy closet in Allison's youth bed room. discovering an outdated shoe field full of miscellaneous keepsakes, Kevin choices during the items of memorabilia. As he touches each one merchandise within the field he flashes again to Allison's previous. sooner than the day is thru, Allison Porter can be useless and Kevin Pratt will vow to maintain her reminiscence in, A Ballad for...
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If there are any more altercations, you will be removed from the premises. ” For a moment, the entire population of the prison parking lot was taciturn. And as quickly as the confrontation began, it ended. Within less than a minute, both sides went to their opposite encampments mumbling to each other, slightly worse for the emotional wear. As a crewmember sauntered back to his group, he was greeted with slaps on the back, congratulating him for causing such a ruckus giving the reports something to talk about.
Getting rid of some of the coffee would also be a relief. Besides, I ended up burning a few more calories than expected in saying my goodbyes to Cindi. The center of Hope, all two blocks, was a small, almost quaint community. A faded, washed-out green painted hardware store that doubled as a post office was featuring a sale on aluminum trashcans, proudly displayed at the entrance to the store’s aging wooden doors. A no-brand gas station bordered the hardware store revealing a trailer park with campers and mobile trailers of various shapes and sizes in different states of decay.
Damn liberals. Can’t even eat a meal without having to listen to a bunch of fucking liberals,” he muttered while lumbering through the parking lot. I hadn’t seen a restaurant like Gloria’s since Cindi and I got stuck in a small, off-the-road town in Iowa. A night and place I’d rather forget. Here, piles of coats in various stages of aging camouflaged two wooden coat racks that crawled up from a torn linoleum floor. A horseshoe counter trimmed with splintered and decaying wooden stools wrapped its way around a greasy, blackened kitchen still in disarray from the morning’s breakfast dishes.
A Ballad for Allison Porter by Gary Solomon