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How To Tell If Your Date Plans To Kill You

The Modern Philosopher gives a hilarious rundown on what to look out for in a blind date.

The Return of the Modern Philosopher

bad dateNow that we have established that I’m not very good at reading women, and that women aren’t always direct when they have disappointing news after a date (That’s (Not) What She Said), I’ve decided I need to be better prepared before my next date.

Friends are always telling me to be more careful about meeting women via online dating.  I didn’t think much of it as I didn’t see a blind date as much of a threat.  However, now that my eyes have been opened to how naive I am, I realize I must fear for my life every time I go on a first date.

So, I decided to come up with various lists to prepare me for pretty much anything.  I thought I’d share this one with you first, Modern Philosophers.

Please note, this is not meant to be sexist.  Since I am a male who…

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Excerpt from Deception

Amanda opened her eyes to a brilliant sunny day with the birds singing outside her window and a gentle breeze blowing the curtains in a seductive dance. She stretched out her arms and yawned, feeling the sleepiness shrug off her body and a lovely tug of hunger making her tummy rumble. Hmm, some breakfast and maybe a long hot shower and wash her hair. She picked at strands of her long wavy brown curls and sniffed them. Definitely a shower! Her hair smelt like burnt cat. Not that she’d ever smelt a burnt cat but could imagine it wouldn’t smell much worse than her hair.

Suddenly, the curl withered in her hand and turned to ash, as did her other curls. She spotted her reflection in the mirror opposite the bed and watched as her hair disappeared in a puff of ash and smoke. She screamed as the rest of her head caught fire and watched in terror and fascination as the flames licked away at her bald scalp. Panic filled every pore and drowned out her shrieks whilst the fire swallowed her nightdress, engulfing her body. Heat tugged at her, pulling her body as though she was a rag doll.

“Mummy! Wake up! You’re scaring me!” Tug. Tug. “Mummy please wake up. It’s a bad dream Mum. Stop screaming please!”


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Deception by Eloise De Sousa

Every writer’s dream is to be acknowledged. Mine is no different as I walk the rugged path of novice writer/author. Stories are like dreams. You try to capture the emotions and detail that flitter by and hopefully portray it in a way an audience will enjoy.

Deception for me was my first taste of really flexing my writing muscles! The storyline flowed with such resonance; it’s as though the characters danced in front of my eyes, living out their lives. Their actions, indiscretions, humiliations and emotions were impacted by the backdrop of Harare in Zimbabwe, Africa. The twist in the story left me champing at the bit to write it down so that I could read it and revel in the fray.

Characters are important to me and my favourite character would have to be Zoe. She is the character most of my readers love to hate. She hides her emotions like a chameleon’s camouflage and the secrets she carries are dangerous to all the characters in the book. Amanda is the kind of woman who is insecure in her own beauty, and because of her past, she can’t trust her feelings for the men in her life. This of course leaves her open to the abuse she faces from Jason who is a rugged hard man, jealous and obsessed with her in a dangerous way. Amanda’s grandmother is the force of nature that keeps us gripped and guessing on what she will do next to protect her grandchildren, but even she is caught in her own web in the end.

I don’t think there will be a sequel to Deception as the story feels complete in itself…those who have read it tend to differ in opinion. I will leave it up to you to judge! Deception is available from amazon, iBookstore and Barnes & Noble.