An Excerpt from:

'Taking the Stairs'.

John`s 4th Novel.

"The first time I got lost I was 22. I was young. Naive. Opinionated. Beautiful. I had short cropped hair. A smile that came easy and a felt genuine sense that I had to get away. I was a silly, giddy charming fool who laughed at my own jokes and fell about into easy fits of laughter. All I wanted to do was yell and jump and hoot like some wild animal at the yellow omnipotent moon. Well herein likes the complicity. True I was only twenty two. But already a seasoned liar. "

*Currently in revision stage

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1942 - 2000

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We will all miss you.