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I’m still not quite sure what to say about this yet, but I have had an email from Movallas telling me how a reader has found my story “An Easy kill” very distressing and thought that the story may have been based on a real event.
I could take this as a great compliment, but as a responsible writer I also feel the need to point out that all my stories are fictional and are not based on any real events. Everything I write is made up from thoughts in my own head, although I’m not sure if that is such a good thing to admit to.
If you are under 16 years of age or easily frightened then I advise you not to read my work.

  • John Shaw

    mumbled "A possible compliment"

    5 years agoReply
    I’m still not quite sure what to say about this yet, but I have had an email from Movallas telling me how a reader has found my story “An Easy kill” very distressing and thought that the story may have been based on a real event.
    I could take this as a great compliment, but as a responsible writer I also feel the need to point out that all my stories are fictional and are not based on any real events. Everything I write is made up from thoughts in my own head, although I’m not sure if that is such a good thing to admit to.
    If you are under 16 years of age or easily frightened then I advise you not to read my work.
  • John Shaw

    mumbled "A moment in time"

    5 years agoReply
    Not all stories have to have a begining and an end. A story, no matter how long or short it is, can be purely a brief moment in time and nothing else.
  • John Shaw

    mumbled "An easy kill"

    5 years agoReply
    I still don’t know why I wanted to write this particular story “An Easy Kill”. I can remember watching a documentary on television one night about a similar happening. It left me thinking about what the people who commit such unprovoked and violent acts on another person actually thought; either during or after the fact. Do they feel anger, panic, frustration, or maybe a combination of all three? I also began to wonder what a person like that thought about afterwards. Did they feel pity, remorse or anguish, or simply nothing at all? Craig and Ryan are two completely different people with different attitudes and ideas on how something should be done, yet both have committed the same act.
    Whether we like it or not there are people all around us who are more than capable of such acts; perhaps our next door neighbour or even a colleague at work. We are never sure about what’s going on inside other people heads and how greatly it affects them. Next time you’re out and about, take a look around and see who’s watching you.
    They could be your next visitor.
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