A Ballad for Allison Porter by Gary Solomon

By Gary Solomon

Dr. Solomon's first novel, A Ballad for Allison Porter, is a mental mystery within which he contains dependancy, abuse, dying, abandonment, love, betrayal, and revenge, all resulting in a grotesque murder.

IN TWELVE HOURS ALLISON PORTER might be carried out FOR THE BRUTAL MURDERS OF HER round the corner NEIGHBORS.

Allison has no longer acknowledged a be aware to somebody because the day of her arrest. while information reporter, Kevin Pratt, is assigned to interview the taciturn Allison Porter, astonishingly, she opens as much as him. Kevin leaves the interview made up our minds to discover the lifetime of the genuine Allison Porter. achieving Allison's vacant domestic, Kevin unearths his solution to a dismal closet in Allison's early life bed room. discovering an previous shoe field choked with miscellaneous keepsakes, Kevin selections in the course of the items of memorabilia. As he touches every one merchandise within the field he flashes again to Allison's earlier. prior to the day is thru, Allison Porter can be useless and Kevin Pratt will vow to maintain her reminiscence in, A Ballad for...

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Frustrated, I repeated myself. “I’m from the Columbian. I have an appointment to meet with…” “Oh, you’re the reporter from the Columbian. So you have the honors. ” “I’m here to interview…” “No need,” she blurted. “We know why you’re here. We got the call. D. “We need to check for weapons. ” As I did, she used a metal detector, scanning me from top to bottom, not missing any personal places where a conspirator might lodge a weapon. Standing to the side, she waved me forward with little interest for my future.

I’m here to interview…” “No need,” she blurted. “We know why you’re here. We got the call. D. “We need to check for weapons. ” As I did, she used a metal detector, scanning me from top to bottom, not missing any personal places where a conspirator might lodge a weapon. Standing to the side, she waved me forward with little interest for my future. Once inside, I was overwhelmed with a sense of defeat and powerlessness. It felt as if I were in a tomb. I had miscalculated. Three additional doors separated me from the final entrance to the main prison.

As much as I thought of myself as someone who existed without any sexual bias, it had never crossed my mind that the person pulling the switch could be a woman. Having never done anything like this before, it was possible that a female executioner was quite by design. It was moments such as these that reminded me how ingrained I was with sexism. Men are doctors and pilots; women are nurses and stewardesses. I thought I was beyond that incredible nonsense. And yet, there seemed to be something almost appropriate and fair about the idea of a woman pulling the switch on a female.

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