TESSA STOCKTON is a veteran of the performing arts and worldwide missions, contributed as a writer/editor for ministry publications, ghostwriter for political content, and headed a column on the topic of forgiveness. Today, she writes romance and intrigue novels in a variety of genres. Her latest book is titled, UNSPEAKABLE. You can learn more about her at www.TessaStockton.com
Without further ado, let’s see how the story begins…..
My brother shifted in his seat. He picked his eyeglasses off the table before he set them down, again, for the umpteenth time. His nervous gestures began to irritate me.
“You shouldn’t have come here,” he said.
“Well, isn’t that a nice welcome.” I tried to bite back the hurt, but my voice sometimes does a quirky little tremolo that gives me away. I stared at the nearby palm tree, glad I came to Colombia, eager to explore its beauty. It beckoned, Come, Sylvia, I will change your mundane life…
Uh, oh, Sylvia. My advice is never listen when a tree beckons!
When a furtive conflict is pitted between violent leftist guerrillas and a rightwing paramilitary group in Colombia, a North American woman mistakenly gets caught in the middle.
“I spent four months, one week and two days in a clandestine prison referred to as The Water Cave. Every day I stared hell in the face, and each day I wanted to die. I don’t want to share too much too quickly. To understand fully, you must join hands with me, fasten your heart to mine, and course through my book. Stumble over the incomprehensible human rights journey with me. I’ve pondered it to the brink of questionable sanity, and it is the only way. It’s the only way to explain. I suppose I should consider myself lucky I survived at all—for many did not—yet, perplexingly so, that’s not the premise of this narrative.
He altered my life, marked me forever. But it’s not how you might imagine.This is a story involving Horacio Botello, my torturer known as Puma.”
Thanks for being my writer of the say, Tessa. By the way, I lvoe the name. My main character from DARK ALLEYS has the same one! Want to read THE UNSPEAKABLE? Here’s a few ways to find it:
GOD BLESS AND GOOD READING!