Friday, May 13, 2016

Chimera by Stephie Walls

Stephie Walls

I couldn’t be anything other than a romantic at heart — it’s my nature, it’s who I am. But this isn’t a typical story of traditional love. It isn’t a fairy tale. No happily ever after neatly tied up with a shiny bow. It’s a memoir of the reality left behind in the wake of grief — the desolation, the resurrection, and final culmination life offers to the fallen.
This is a journey through love…the love of self, love of a friend, and sometimes love is ugly, messy —destructive.
My name is Bastian Thames…and this is my story.

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She gathers her things, indicating she’s leaving. I’m lost. I don’t know what to say or do. I’m struggling. I don’t know how to do relationships of any kind anymore. Nate comes to me. He loves me unconditionally, but I lost all other friendships after Sylvie died. I feel like a teenager learning how to interact with women again.
When she reaches the door, she turns to me. “I’m in awe of you, Bastian. You see beyond the façade of life. Past the synthetic appearance people show the world. It’s what makes you truly great.” With that, she walks out my front door.
Her acceptance of who I am stuns me. Sylvie always loved my work, but I never thought she really saw what I saw in them. I never moved her to tears, but that’s quite possibly because my work didn’t contain the sadness it now does. Sera sees my pain, she recognizes my anguish, accepts the raw reality of what I perceive. I can’t confirm she saw herself in the Dark Angel, but she felt the torment of the gilded lady.
There’s a piece of Sera that knows I sense more than she admits, maybe that scares her as much as it terrifies me to know it exists.

Stephie Walls Bio:
Stephie is a thirty-seven year old mother of one to the most adorable eight-year-old girl to ever walk.  They live on the outskirts of Greenville, South Carolina where they house two cats (Annie and Gus) and a dog, Piper.
She has a serious addiction to anything Coach and would live on Starbucks if she could get away with it. She’s slightly enamored with Charlie Hunnam and Sons of Anarchy and is a self-proclaimed foodie.  An avid reader who averages around three hundred novels a year and wishes she had time to read more.
She currently works full-time in the Greenville area and fill her "extra" time (haha) with reading anything she can get her hands on and writing contemporary romance novels with a hint of erotica. 
Twitter: @stephiewalls
IG: @stephiewalls

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