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Only If

4.5  ·  Rating details ·  4 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Only If" tells the horrific tale of Billy, who has gone crazy from sitting in a jail cell for years and blamed for the murder of his wife... Throughout the years, he relives that specific night, when he lost his beloved wife, Clara. Stuck in a jail cell, locked away from everyone who had loved him and a memory that continues to haunt him each waking day. To most, he looks ...more
Paperback, First, 52 pages
Published September 9th 2016 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Christopher Lawson
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A shivery yet horrifying, fun read. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Ariana is clearly a gifted writer and it shows on full display here!
Robin Goodfellow
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
-I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Only If, by Ariana R. Cherry, is a collection of poetry about a dark love triangle that revealed love’s dreams and nightmares.

The collection begins with a demented fairytale about a young man who had fallen in love. However, when his lover was taken, the man was forced into madness. He was driven by vengeance against the one who took it all away from him, and is only able to recall the former shadows of himself. In this twist
J.W. Wright
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror, mystery, owned
Local Central Illinois author/poet Ariana R. Cherry has materialized her darkest, macabre creation yet. Having switched gears and completely come into her own in the world of macabre horror poetry with her collection, "Twisted Paths Poetry," Cherry has now published the epic poem novella, "Only If." It is a tragic, haunting, and dark tale about a man that was framed for the murder of his wife, and his mind is slowly going demoniacally insane with the lust for revenge. Atmospheric, brooding, and ...more
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Angst, emotion, drama, and anger fill these pages, as a torrid tale emerges. Written with poetic prose and a flow as emotional as the story that is painted, this book will draw you in. With as few as fifty pages, Billy's memories capture the reader, and give them a glimpse of the hell he's trapped in.

Accused of the murder of his wife, Billy is locked away from society. Slowly going mad in his cell, sanity seems to be a fluid concept, as he's tortu
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“Within the depths of our mind, we are battling the duel of light and darkness…good and evil…love and hate…” Between Light and Darkness is Ariana’s most recent collection of poetry… Cherry’s frequent message she delivers throughout her work is, “The journey through the darkness, back into the light.”

Her hope is to let others know that they won’t be in that place of darkness for long – that they in
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