Stolen Destiny

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Thrillers  |  House: Booksie Classic


Joe lives an ordinary life with a loving wife and a wonderful son. Following a strange encounter at a fairground, Joe's world is turned upside down with tragic consequences. Desperate to return to
his normal life, Joe thinks he has found a way to cheat destiny, the future, and the past. He embarks on a mind-bending journey, one that will have him question his own memories and sanity. In the
end, he may find he hasn't cheated destiny at all but rather he has had it stolen from him.

Table of Contents

Chapter 2

Submitted: August 15, 2018

Joe leant over and fastened Sean’s seat belt, tugging on the strap ensuring it secured him properly. Sean had already strapped Ralph in... Read Chapter

Chapter 3

Submitted: August 15, 2018

The neon lights flashed by as the carousel pirouetted, dancing to the fairground music. Sean screamed with joy, his arms flailing abo... Read Chapter

Chapter 4

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Joe glanced along the row of crisp new gravestones, oblivious to the words of consolation being uttered by the aging heavy-set priest. He... Read Chapter

Chapter 5

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Joe dragged the tip of the kitchen blade across his palm, tracing around the green tattoo. The scratching pain inked a red line bordering... Read Chapter

Chapter 6

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The early morning sun broke over the horizon, bleeding bands of red across the dawning sky. The red light twinkled on the metal roof of t... Read Chapter

Chapter 7

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The throbbing in Joe’s head reverberated bolts of pain to his temples and eyes. His eyelids were heavy. Despite all his efforts, he cou... Read Chapter

Chapter 8

Submitted: August 15, 2018

Joe woke to the sound of radio music ringing in his ear. A 1980s pop song crackled away in the distance. A deep voice interrupted, over a... Read Chapter

Chapter 9

Submitted: August 15, 2018

Valerie trimmed a dead stem from the rosebush; the cutting fell to the manicured lawn. Snip, another dead branch gone. The smell of ... Read Chapter

Chapter 10

Submitted: August 15, 2018

Sean’s boundless energy at the zoo enthused Joe. Sean had visited every animal. To begin with, he decided on the elephant as being his ... Read Chapter

Chapter 11

Submitted: August 15, 2018

The hospital trolley rushed through the corridors. Valerie ran beside, clasping Sean’s limp hand. Her eyes were drained of tears, her w... Read Chapter

Chapter 12

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Joe massaged the freshly cut rose between his fingers. "Well, my dear. I visited Sean’s grave today. I laid a nice bunch of flowers... Read Chapter

Chapter 13

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The throbbing subsided as he distanced himself from the impossible location. Joe turned the dial on the radio. The sound of late night ra... Read Chapter

Chapter 14

Submitted: August 15, 2018

Joe spun around. His blood pulsed through his veins with heightened excitement. The hairs on his arms stood erect like mature oak trees, ... Read Chapter

Chapter 15

Submitted: August 15, 2018

Joe stood transfixed to Sean’s gravestone. The early morning light broke over the horizon. A golden glow blended with the darkness. Sun... Read Chapter

Chapter 16

Submitted: August 15, 2018

Raindrops pounded against the car windscreen with the force of rubber bullets, repeating with a firm, steady conviction. Each drop pulled... Read Chapter

Chapter 17

Submitted: August 15, 2018

Joe woke to the smell of burning rubber. The pungent scent burnt his nostrils as the sheering pain in his chest continued to throb. The b... Read Chapter