Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

Free copy left
You can read our best books
CorkyBookworm would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review


By CorkyBookworm



"The light of my life's been stolen

I've walked in every shade of black

And I never thought I would get me back"

Carson Drew's eyes were still red and puffy. Absentmindedly, he stared into the void of his dimly lit kitchen. He sat at the table in a chair that faced both the garage and the kitchen-front door. It was weird…it was almost as if…as if he still expected her to come walking in one of the doors…as if nothing had happened…nothing at all.

Her brilliant smile would light up the room, chase away shadows and fears. She would laugh lightly at the sight of him…such a mess. Her laugh had always tinkled like a delicate bell, cheering even the gloomiest of souls. She would perch in his lap and hold him tight. Her empathetic nature would pity him. She would cradle him in her soft arms, not saying a word, knowing all the while that no words could take away the sting. She would kiss the top of his head, kiss his cheek, kiss his lips…

No, he thought suddenly. I have to learn to let her go. I have to…I have no other choice now. She's gone.

He still couldn't bring that realization to his mind fully. His body wouldn't let him analyze and interpret the information. He couldn't process it. He refused to process it…but he had to. He had no other option. But he didn't want to! He never wanted to get used to such an awful idea! He could never see himself accustomed to living without her…without her. He thought the words over and over…without her.

Carson heard a whimper escape his own cracked and dry lips. His mouth had run dry and his cheeks felt the sting of unstoppable tears once more. He didn't want to stop the tears. How heartless it would be for him to try. He would rather have himself shamed before anyone and everyone for loosing his composure as opposed to not mourning her. Mourning her…It wasn't right. This world was so cruel to take such an angel from him, to take such an angel at all. The words sounded so foreign to him…mourn her, live without her…how unthinkable.

Carson continued to battle within himself. He cried softly into his hands as he finally let it sink in…She wasn't coming home…ever again. She was gone.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Ashley Stryker: So I'm writing this review, keeping in mind that this is a work in progress and it's part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), so my "deeper" critiques will be saved until it's all finished up.+ Chapter One: A stewardess would not talk to anyone quite like that, particularly a clear minor...

Bernsigns: This is an age old story, but with excellent plot twists that I didn't see coming. I truly liked how the story slowly, but steadily revealed the secrets. There were secrets I didn't expect, which kept me wanting to read. I always love a happy ending, with a little bit of real life mixed in. Th...

Sinhala-Kella (aka Scandal Mania): Hey Fazio, I LOVED your story! The bus - I don't watch Grey's but that was vividly shocking! And the last paragraph where you said April was engaged to one man but rushed in to save another. It was sooo cute the way Jackson won April back - there were so many lovely bits - 'Shonda' (LOL!).You nee...

Jevron Macalino: You started the story after Chuck Vs. the Fake Name happened and I like your version more than I like the original one. The five or so episodes after the fake name should not have happened that is why I like your version better. I hope you will continue writing Chuck & Sarah's story from where y...

Janaki Sundararaman: The frame of the story has a beautiful structure on which the narration is spun with twists and turns tolook forward with lots of expectations about the coming chapters.There are many characters in the story line,all woven into intricate style to speak the story in its own way.The protagonist is ...

Deleted User: I've only read so far to the first two chapters, but I already get that thick, underlying meaning of dark romance--which is good, because it sets the tone, with a hint of danger. However, some parts of the writing did come across as a bit dull, and I personally think that starting a second chapte...

Alex Rushmer: I like the intrigue that you introduce from the very beginning of the story. The idea of the girl waking up in the alley with no memory of how she got there and with injuries is very interesting. It was very well done. There were a lot of grammatical errors that need to be fixed though. I think t...

Sonya YuntHatton: Are you going to be posting the rest? I read this when originally posted on Fanfiction. LOVE IT!!! Was so glad when it came our as an original book!! And now the MOVIE!!! Holy Mary I am so excited.....But I'm going to HATE, HATE, HATE the wait for part 2. Please let me know if and when you're goi...

PaulSenkel: If you like Arthur C. Clarke's Odyssey, especially The Final Odyssey, then you will probably also enjoy this book. I definitely did.It does, however, address a more adolescent public than the above-mentioned book.I enjoyed the story and finished it in a few days. The overall situation on earth an...

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral stories!

FreakyPoet: "you made me laugh, made me cry, both are hard to do. I spent most of the night reading your story, captivated. This is why you get full stars from me. Thanks for the great story!"

The Cyneweard

Sara Joy Bailey: "Full of depth and life. The plot was thrilling. The author's style flows naturally and the reader can easily slip into the pages of the story. Very well done."

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral story!

Ro-Ange Olson: "Loved it and couldn't put it down. I really hope there is a sequel. Well written and the plot really moves forward."