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“God, kill me.”

Guin has decided to take her own life, believing it to be the only escape from her lonely depression and debilitating hopelessness. with everything planned, she wants to say goodbye to a few friends, joining them for a weekend fly fishing retreat. when she gets paired up with expert fly fisherman Roy as her mentor, their conversation an
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Kindle Edition, 53 pages
Published March 7th 2019 by parabolos books
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Joy Rancatore
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Guin finds herself calling out for death from God. She's exhausted of fighting the trauma of her past while treading the waves of her present. Though fiction, this story of depression is as real as it gets. Anyone who's had the darkness roll over them will understand and relate.

This story is a must-read for every Guin and for everyone who knows, loves and wants to reach a Guin.

My two favorite quotes:

"the peace might not last forever, but its presence meant the darkness doesn’t last forever, ei
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Chad
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Last week I reviewed a short story, kindling . Response to the story was great, so I decided to examine Paul’s second book, the darkness rolled over her. And before you say anything, the absence of capital letters is how he writes.



For those who have not read the previous review of kindling, here is the link and here are a few key points about the author. Paul Skidmore, the author, is a filmmaker. His practice impacts his stylistic word choice. As he explains, he writes “what can be seen and h
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Janelle Musick
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Those that have experienced the turmoil of depression themselves or through a loved one will find truth ringing throughout this book. It’s short enough to enjoy in a few hours, but long enough to leave an impact on you long after. It is obvious that the author chooses each word carefully, and he finds metaphorical ways to garner a deep understanding for those that read his eloquent words. This book kept me guessing until the last few lines of text.
Landis
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Life is a journey, not a destination.
A nice short story that reminds us that everyone is dealing with their own struggle BUT we still need each other on this journey of life. The author's style speaks to his passion for engaging storytelling and an affinity with visual language.
Clint Smith
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great Work Paul! I totally wished it was longer.
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