Damon lives a content life, playing video games and dealing drugs from his second-hand store while his girlfriend, Mary, drops constant hints about maDamon lives a content life, playing video games and dealing drugs from his second-hand store while his girlfriend, Mary, drops constant hints about marriage. If only he could tell her his name isn't really Damon. If only he could tell her who he really is. But after he witnesses a friend's murder, a scarlet woman glides into his life, offering the solution to all of his problems. His carefully constructed existence soon shatters like crystal teardrops and he must determine which ghosts won't stay buried-and which ones are trying to kill him-if he wants to learn why Mary has disappeared.
NOTE: When the contest ends, there will be a free short story collection posted on NIKKORPON.COM for all of those who enter. And anyone else who wants it, too. In the collection will be an origin story of Damon and Mary, one featuring Christian, and other Baltimore stories.
‘The pop culture apocalypse is now, and Nik Korpon is one of its darkest new voices. STAY GOD mashes up the music, the movies, and the TV of our generation and pours it into a rusty martini shaker. It’s a story about secrets, lies, love, and all of the stuff with which we fill our lives and time. Korpon, with his whiplash noir, is one to watch.’
--Anthony Neil Smith, author of Yellow Medicine and Hogdoggin’
‘STAY GOD, Nik Korpon’s dark and edgy novel about an ambitious drug dealer in Baltimore, reads like the bastard child of Hubert Selby and Raymond Chandler. In beautifully rendered prose, Korpon delivers an intense story of love and treachery on mean and merciless streets.’
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