One Major Goal Achieved

Oh, my God. I just wrote the satisfying ending I want for my play, “Centaurs”. Now, I need to fill in some gaps in the storyline and bring everything together and I will have the first draft. I don’t foresee many drafts before it’s finished. The end is in sight.

I never expected to do this today. I had no plans to do this today. I just let it flow. I have been searching for this ending for almost twenty years, when I first conceived of this as a short story.

Phil Slattery’s Novelette “Click” is Free Today, Friday, April 12, on Amazon Kindle.

My novelette, Click, is available free today on Amazon Kindle for #FictionFriday.

For it or the paperback version, go to my Amazon author’s page:  Amazon.com/author/philslattery.

Frank Martinez, a policeman with the Corpus Christi Police Department, has unintentionally shot and killed an unarmed man when called to intercede in a domestic violence case. To recover from the guilt while the incident is under investigation by the CCPD, Frank’s fiancée arranges for him to stay on a secluded island owned by her father’s former law partner. While dozing one night on a lounge chair in the yard, he awakes to find two hitmen slipping onto the island and breaking into the cabin. Are they after him? Are they after the cabin’s owner? Most importantly, how is he going to reach his pistol in his luggage in the bedroom?

Reader Charles Stacey gave “Click” five stars and commented: “Author has a wonderful ability to develop the characters using few words. Great foreshadowing to build suspense. And then a really outstanding twist at the end that left me smiling.”

An anonymous Amazon reader commented, “This novelette is a quick and very entertaining read. It opened with a grabber (“Tell me again whey we have to kill this guy…”) and kept pulling me in from there. Frank Martinez is a cop trying to recover from a shooting incident in solitude on an island off the Texas gulf coast. T.J. and Benny are the bad guys. Their hunt and chase on the small island kept me in suspense. It ends with a surprise twist. Slattery proves here he is a good storyteller.”

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