The First Night

The First Night.

On a hook, one can hang a coat. A clever hook, written by an author, can get a look at his book.
A hook is dangled when one is lucky and is at the end of a sensuous look!
A light can be something to follow. A light can light many streets. A light may come on when it’s someone special one meets.
One can hold a candle. A candle can show the way. Several candles can be lit from one without the power going away!
In America, the boot is the trunk. In wet weather, it’s advisable to wear boots instead of shoes. A boot in the groin can be painful as well as leaving a bruise!
It’s said that love can move a mountain. “Move on” is a cliche that a police officer may say.



About Danny Kemp

I was at work one sunny November day in 2006, stopped at a red traffic light when a van, driven incompetently, smashed into me. I was taken to St Thomas' Hospital and kept in for a while, but it was not only the physical injuries that I suffered from; it was also mental ones. I had lost confidence in myself let alone those around me. The experts said that I had post-traumatic stress disorder, which I thought only the military or emergency personnel suffered from. On good days, I attempted to go to work, sometimes I even made it through Blackwell Tunnel only to hear, or see, something that made me jump out of my skin and that's when the anxiety attacks would start. I told my wife that I was okay and going regularly, but I wasn't. I could not cope with life and thought about ending it. Somehow or other with the help of my wife and medical professionals, I managed to survive and ever so slowly rebuild my self-esteem. It took almost four years to fully recover, but it was during those dark depressive days that I began to write. My very first story, Look Both Ways, Then Look Behind, found a literary agent but not a publisher. He told me that I had a talent, raw, but nevertheless, it was there. His advice was to write another story and that I'm delighted to say, I did. The success of that debut novel, The Desolate Garden, was down to sheer hard work, luck, and of course, meeting a film producer.
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2 Responses to The First Night

  1. janetcate says:

    Congratulations on your new home. Many blessings.

  2. Danny Kemp says:

    Thank you, Janet!

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