Revelation dissolves into reality as the mundane aches and pains of middle-age seep into his perception. He watches the blood spread like a tide on a mud-flat and gradually understands that the sleeping tablets have worn off. The medicine cabinet is beyond his reach. The pain laps at his ankles.
Derry-born author Perry McDaid is internationally published. His poems, stories, reviews, and articles have appeared in diverse magazines, anthologies, and websites. A prize-winner with short stories, poetry, and articles, the Irishman’s work can be found both in hardcopy and online. Recent publications include fifty-word stories at entropy2, fiftywordstories.com, and Beeched in AlfieDog’s Romance anthology By My Side. He has a SF story accepted for publication with Stupefying Stories and his latest indie personal anthology of short stories is String o’ Misery.