If you can live without caffeine,
If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can ignore a friend’s limited education and never correct him or her,
If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,
If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
If you can honestly say that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against creed, colour, religion, gender preference, or politics,
–Then you have almost reached the same level of spiritual development as your dog!
Now they say, you never get summat fer nowt? (Well happen they don’t speak English proper where you’re from but I reckon you’ll get the gist, you don’t get something for nothing.)
Well at least you don’t with Amazon.
You see I had a cunning plan; I’ve got a series of six rather good short stories, a mixture of detective, mystery, and fantasy. People who read them have been very glowing in their comments, so in an attempt to help more people find them, I produced a shorter version of the story, written purely to give away. Normally these tales are 20,000 words; this one is a bijou 8,000. It may be small but it’s perfectly formed.
Anyway I’d stick it on Amazon and get them to drop the price to zero because it was written to be given away. (Because I’m just nice like that, and not at all because I’m trying the crack dealers gambit of getting you hooked on the first free sample.)
Unfortunately whatever I did Amazon insisted in charging for the damned thing. I tried all the usual things and whatever I did, Amazon refused to drop the price. So finally I’ve taken it off Amazon.
You now have two choices. You can grab it from here as a pdf. No messing about, hopefully just click on the link and go on your way rejoicing.
so click on this bit here ——- a-nice-devotion
Or you can go to https://www.instafreebie.com/free/OAm60
There you can download it in .epub, .mobi and pdf format.
A Nice Devotion
A tale of murder, theft, adultery and animal husbandry in which our hero is forced to bring a guilty man to justice or face the threat of matrimony.
Oh and the six rather nice stories you’re supposed to be lured into buying?