A petal fell to the ground silently passing where I lay.
A cloud did hide the sun as in the gentle breeze it wept.
I’d read the words, she died it said, not how just passed the other day.
We had separate lives and we died different ways, but our eyes
were closed as we slept.
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About Daniel Kemp
Daniel Kemp is a member of The Society of Authors. His introduction to the world of espionage and mystery happened at an early age when his father was employed by the War Office in Whitehall, London, at the end of WWII. However, it wasn’t until after his father died that he showed any interest in anything other than himself!
On leaving academia he took on many roles in his working life: a London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver, but never did he plan to become a writer. Nevertheless, after a road traffic accident left him suffering from PTSD and effectively—out of paid work for four years, he wrote and self-published his first novel —The Desolate Garden. Within three months of publication, that book was under a paid option to become a $30 million film. The option lasted for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company.
All ten of his novels are now published by CNext Chapter with the tenth novel being a two-part ending to the Heirs and Descendants Series. A Covenant of Spies completed the four-book series alongside: What Happened In Vienna, Jack? Once I Was A Soldier and A Widow's Son.
Under the Creativia publishing banner, The Desolate Garden went on to become a bestselling novel in World and Russian Literature in 2017. The following year, in May 2018, his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? was a number-one bestseller on four separate Amazon sites: America, the UK, Canada, and Australia.
Although it's true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the mystery involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the two novellas he wrote, namely: Why? A Complicated Love, and the intriguing story titled--The Story That Had No Beginning.
He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication and described as—the new Graham Green—by a highly placed employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of book signing events. He has also appeared on 'live' television in the UK publicising his first novel.
There is no morality to be found in evil. But to recognise that which is truly evil one must forget the rules of morality.
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He is fond of writing Quotes and a collection of his can be found here---
Thank you, Beth. That’s kind of you. 🙂
This is beautiful, Danny. ❤
You’re very kind, Jane, thank you. 🙂
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Such a moving ending Danny.
That’s kind, thank you 🙂
Thank you, Patricia. 🙂
Beautiful, yet melancholy Danny ❤
There was a lady I vaguely knew on Facebook, as one vaguely knows many people on social media, but she had died two days before I read of it. That shocked me, the fact I didn’t know for two days. As I said I only knew her on FB but I felt close. I wasn’t though was I? Hence the — eyes closed whilst we slept.