Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

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

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
John Ross would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Condition Of Man In Purgatory

By John Ross All Rights Reserved ©

Mystery

Chapter 1

When he saw those eyes, it hurt. Those poisoned eyes that told a thousands stories. He wretched internally at the thought of going back to that purgatorial space. Desperately clinging on some invisible means of support that left no mark but a rage and anger he was previously ignorant of. What was it for, he pondered, the general effort? Days dragging into each other without mercy.

Did it prove he was as foolish as he thought? Or was it something else? A subtle whisper, a callous remark, that spelled doom for his hopeful aftermath of a life.

There was no point pondering, or else that shift in pressure in the chest one feels when combating dark or repressive thoughts would grow to be almost septic.

What was he now? He was certainly not the same man, of cold imagery and dark humour past. He was the Moriarty of his own life. HE was the villain, not his closely-bonded enemy. A bright side blinds. Thus love's absence was powerfully explained.

Yet he went on, silently jeering to all he still didn't understand, but when darkness descends like it always will, and he is alone, with not even some distant fancy, or cosmic secondary for company, he would know pain.

He is the human condition, craving conflict, and lusting after peace, a peace he will never know, and one that will present itself through countless false prophets as he trudges on with his unended existence.


Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, John Ross
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

Atractivo Sumit: The story is an amazing blend of what we call natural, plain romance along with subtle emotions and interesting twists. The plot is so beautifully interwoven.

Deleted User: You put a lot of effort into this story, and in some places the detail is lovely. The beginning is really good. There is a lot of good detail in the first paragraphs. I get a good feel for his confusion.But I am lost in the back story. I have no idea where this is going. Perhaps mention someone y...

missmary: This story sucked me in from the start and kept me reading when I should have been in bed. My only disappointment is how it ended. While I have nothing against Sherlock/John pairings- and this was well done- I kind've hoped it would come out a little different just for a change. Still, this was w...

Deleted User: As a teacher/scholar of British literature, there's nothing I like more than a well-informed tale of historical fiction, particularly one dealing with the murky events around Elizabethan England. Black Dog is full of gritty, well-chosen details that make the period come to life, and a plot that ...

CornflowerBlues: I'm liking everything about this story so far: the brazen detective, the way he gave in to temptation, the temptation (<3!!), and the unexpectedly complex backdrop of his job and the case he's working. The story is well written, and despite its erotica tag, has an intriguing detective story and a...

Justin P Wade: I have read only Ch.1 so far, a very cinematic piece the writing flows well and the 'show' rather than 'tell' used well, a lyric of images I think. It is engaging and I would be keen to continue reading. I get a 1950s U.S.A feel from both the prose and the setting.

Maryam Rehman: The story was overall amazingly penned down. I loved how the story transitioned from the lavish city of London to the war torn Aleppo. Even though the story had some loopholes in some places, it made me contemplate failing in chemistry, because I was up all night glued to my mobile screen rather ...

Ali Albazaz: I started reading "Caged" few hours ago and I'm on chapter 7 now. Caged is definitely one of the most addictive stories I've ever read. Thank you so much for writing this novel.

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

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!
Spectra

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."